/r/organic

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A community for topics centered on Organic agriculture to keep GMO, pesticides, and other synthetic (artificial) additives out of our foods, and drinks; this perspective is particularly focused on Organic as both regulated industry and the issues and interests that make it essential for a sustainable food-chain and environment.

r/Farmers

r/OrganicFarming

r/OrganicGardening

r/OrganicSeed

USDA Organic regulations:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/organic-standards

OMRI List of approved substances:

http://www.omri.org/

Organic Seed Finder:

http://organicseedfinder.com/

Sustainable Agriculture Reasearch and Education:

http://www.sare.org/

Sustainable Agriculture

https://attra.ncat.org/

Organic Seed Alliance:

http://www.seedalliance.org/

Managing Cover Crops Profitably: (Organic and Conventional information)

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition/Text-Version

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation:

http://www.xerces.org/

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Seed Companies By Region: (please message a mod to add more must have at least some organic offerings)

NE

High Mowing Organic:

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/

Johnny's Select seeds: (Not 100% Organic)

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/

NW

Uprising Seeds:

http://uprisingorganics.com/

Sisikyou Seeds:

http://www.siskiyouseeds.com/pilot.asp

S

Baker creek Heirloom:

http://www.rareseeds.com/

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Organic Non GMO Markets California

Tired of having to pick apart food to make sure they are organic and non GMO. Which markets in CA buy from local farmers that produce non GMO and organic products?

0 Comments
2024/06/19
04:35 UTC

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Is there any point in trying to decrease microplastic exposure?

I have gone down a rabbit hole that may be very expensive and before I change all our cookware, utensils, cups, plastic water bottles, buy an expensive water filtration system and convert to mostly organic food is there any actual proof that doing all of the above ACTUALLY decrease the amount of microplastics found in your bloodstream? I guess I’m looking for a study that doing all these things could actually reduce serum microplastics levels in your blood.

If there’s no evidence these things lead to less serum microplastics then i’m not sure I want to spend my money and mental energy.

Is there a study done on the Amish or similar group that proves these organic gurus actually have less serum microplastic levels? Apparently it’s in the rain and the air we breathe.

5 Comments
2024/06/10
02:35 UTC

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Brands that sell organic cotton clothing?

Hi! I’m in search of women’s clothing/underwear that is 100% organic cotton. Whenever I find a decent brand, the clothing they sell is mixed with spandex and/or elastane.. no thanks! So, I’d LOVE if someone could give me pointers! (Preferably without breaking the bank, lol.) Thank you! 💗 (Also, I’m sorry! I’m new to Reddit and have no idea what “community” to post this under!)

7 Comments
2024/05/21
21:21 UTC

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Can you explain the concept of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) and its significance in organic agriculture?

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2024/05/10
13:18 UTC

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Why is organic produce worse in Australia compared to Europe?

I moved to Australia from Northern European country recently, and noticed that the organic options are almost always less tasty, bland and even significantly worse quality than their non-organic versions. E.g. organic macadamias, tomatoes, oranges and dates are quite tasteless and often bad quality compated to non-organic ones.

In my home country it seemed to be the opposite; especially organic oranges, apples and bananas were tastier than non-organic ones.

Does anyone know what might be behind this? Or is organic produce in Europe mostly a scam (not really organic)? Thanks!

Edit: My theory is that they try to compensate the losses due to no pesticides by making the plants grow faster with extra fertilizers or other methods, resulting tasteless water boxes made of plant cells

9 Comments
2024/04/25
03:48 UTC

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What happened to every organic potato chip on earth?

A couple years ago we had our pick of half a dozen or so brands, many of those with multiple varieties and all of them were very good. We could walk in to Costco and get a cart full of multi-pound bags of organic Kettle chips off the giant stack of pallets full of them.

Now? Bupkis. What on earth happened?

23 Comments
2024/04/20
15:56 UTC

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What does the "6" mean...???

What does the "6" mean...??? I have searched and can't find the answer.

I'm a little suspicious. 😅🌱🍏

14 Comments
2024/04/15
14:22 UTC

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Is this true?

10 Comments
2024/04/10
18:02 UTC

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Turkish Organization Indicted in Organic Corn and Soybean Scheme.

Turkish Organization Indicted in Organic Corn and Soybean Scheme.

Turkish businesspeople, including the late Hakan Bahceci and his associates, were indicted in a federal criminal complaint and a civil lawsuit in the U.S. for defrauding the organic food market by selling falsely labeled non-organic grains.

The indictment filed in Maryland in August 2022 revealed that Bahceci and his associates sold soybeans and corn in the U.S. under false organic certification.

Most companies and individuals named in the federal criminal case were also subjects of a civil lawsuit filed by Global Natural LLC in 2017. The company is seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and conspiracy from Bahceci, his associates, and his companies.

Bahceci owned Dubai-based Hakan Organics DMCC and Hakan Agro DMMC. These companies purchased non-organic corn and soybeans from Eastern Europe, which were then sold as organic in the U.S. The scandal highlighted the need for strict regulation and oversight of the organic food market to protect legitimate businesses and consumers.

This is a summary of original article at Feed & Grain

0 Comments
2024/03/06
13:55 UTC

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Organic Whole Milk?

Why can I never find organic milk labeled as "whole milk"? At least the brands I have seen in California, Clover, 365, Producers. I see the VitD Organic Milk is very similar in fat composition to Non-Organic Whole Milk, but it is not labeled Whole. Why? Is there a difference?

9 Comments
2024/02/26
17:45 UTC

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