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Old November 23, 2016   #8
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According the NY Times article the biggest objection was in not using soil. Organic gardeners feed and nurture their soil.

As you may know, I am an organic gardener, not a farmer, just a home gardener and I do not grow for sale but it seems to me like they are splitting hairs.

Even some on the Organic Gardening Community forum that I frequent are OK with hydroponics for organically growing produce. They mentioned things like rain falling through possibly polluted air onto our gardens makes them technically not organic and also that produce can become contaminated by bacteria in soil that contains manure so maybe hydroponics would be safer.

I feel that allowing organic growing hydroponically would lessen the amount of pesticides and herbicides sprayed onto conventional fields and that would be a good thing for the Earth.

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