Rupert Jannasch is a certified organic grower and former inspector.
Rupert Jannasch, a certified organic grower and former inspector comments on the current state of the organic certification system.
Some years ago, a Nova Scotia farmer caused a stir by insisting that organic produce had a shorter shelf life than conventional. A spirited debate was resolved with an agreement that quality reflects shoddy product handling after harvest as much as the method of production.
Season extension is a fact of life for Maritime vegetable growers wanting to compete in the produce trade.
The lack of bacteria, fungi and other soil organisms contradicts what many believe to be the core values of organic.