There are few inexpensive and low-labor options to control the aggressive field invaders, which potentially cut into their profits.
The counter-culture movement that once agitated the food industry from the periphery has grown much closer to conventional.
Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic.
There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.
The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”
Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.
I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.