Sunday, July 28, 2013

Napa's Organic Conference: (Re)Defining Organic Farming

Ted Hall spoke at Thursday's Organic Conference held at Spottswoode Winery in St. Helena by the Napa Valley Grape Growers, urging growers to reimagine the way they portray organic farming. 

"It’s not about the not," Hall said, speaking of organic growers tendency to define organics as no pesticides, herbicides or nitrogen fertilizers.

Hall suggests this definition instead: "Every organic system basically is populated by large numbers of participants, heterogenity of species, operating in an environment of competition that results in a desireable outcome."

For his complete remarks, see the transcript of his speech here.

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