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What is - or isn't - organic?
Hi team....along with another vermiculturalist I produce vermicast (not your normal run of the mill may or may not be any good variety but a top notch range). Question ....is it or is it not organic...it is produced by worms from a blend of animal manures and greens. It is not Bio Gro certified as the composting process required can only be completely achieved in an artificial environment...that done by turning cannot absolutely guarantee the process has been completed to required standard. At what stage does a product cease being inorganic and become organic and vica versa, after all DDT was developed by organic chemist (thatís a good red herring ). Is there a definition of organic? Is there a more pragmatic organic standard we can aim for?
The only definition relevant is the one accepted by the markets. Vermiculture should be acceptable within the organic system and it is up to the producers of the material to convince the various Certification Agencies. BIO-GRO should be approached and remember the certification standards are based on international requirements - not just a whim of local agencies. Contact BIO-GRO on: email@example.com. The website is www.biogro.co.nz