Hydroponics – Organic or not?

Hydroponics is a type of agriculture which involves growing plants, typically crops, without soil. Plants are grown in mineral nutrient solutions and an inert media (like perlite, gravel, mineral wool, and others) may be used to provide support, to which mineral solutions are added. The fact that is it a soil-less type of agriculture causes … Continue reading Hydroponics – Organic or not?

Canada – CFIA recognises a role for private standards within the regulatory framework

This interesting policy, released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), has to be considered probably a "best practice" and I am sure in future we will see more and more similar public-private cooperation models. Since the international private standards are so widely used in the food chain, and since they set higher standards then … Continue reading Canada – CFIA recognises a role for private standards within the regulatory framework