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Are the Best Organic Standards the Toughest Organic Standards? Why the Activists Got it Wrong

As an aware consumer imploring farmers to “put away that DDT now,” Joni Mitchell sang, “give me spots on the apples, but leave me the birds and the bees…please.” Once upon a time, when I was an activist and small organic farmer, organic standards were a self-imposed system of rules developed primarily by organic farmers, […]

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