Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe, pesticide-free production. And far from being “sterile,” studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora– a staple of organics– in aquaponics and hydro. Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and hydro are especially popular for new farmers and urban agriculture because you don’t have to own land to use them.
In spite of these advantages, the USDA is considering banning aquaponics and organic hydro (hydroponics using organic nutrient sources) from organic farming. Add your voice to the campaign to keep organic aquaponics and hydro legal!
They need 100,000 signatures by June 16, 2016 to get a response from the White House!