The “Organic” label is valuable to farmers and eaters. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) is now certifying operations as organic that don’t qualify under the law that created the NOP. Hydroponic production means that the crop is grown without soil — a foundation of organic farming.
How we define ‘organic’ affects farmers and consumers. It either gives us a nutritious food supply or more fake, industrial food.
Tell the National Organic Program director, who administers the certification standards, that if it’s not in the soil, it’s not organic.