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Author Topic: Organic Fertilizers and suplements and certification
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  land_locked03
  Groningen
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Organic Fertilizers and suplements and certification    (Posted Tue, Dec 2 '08 at 09:24 UTC)

I'm currently a business student in the Netherlands, and am doing a project about a Dutch company that produces organic fertilizers and supplements. They are OMRI, EC and CU certified.

I am rather ignorant to farming and I have limited contact with the company, my question is:

Does using certified organic inputs (OMRI, etc.) mean your products will be organic?

I have also read a lot of USDA/certification agency bashing, what is the status of OMRI, or has anyone heard of the EC or CU? How legit are these certifications

James Reynolds
 MOOREHAVEN
 Adair
Re: Organic Fertilizers and suplements and certification    (Posted Thu, Jan 8 '09 at 04:08 UTC)

I think this link will answer your question. A big stink is brewing here in the States that you may not have access to. The credibility of "organics" may have taken a very damaging public image hit. The total damage is yet to be seen.
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/business/123111511726970.xml&coll=7

 Ohiorganic
 Eaton
Re: Organic Fertilizers and suplements and certification    (Posted Thu, Jan 8 '09 at 04:03 UTC)

No to be consider legally organic you have to be certified by the USDA or one of their approved 3rd party certifiers. In order to get to this point, though, you have ti use OMRI/organic inputs.

for example, I am not certified organic but I do use all organic inputs on my farm.

Lucy Goodman Boulder Belt Eco-Farm Eaton, OH http://boulderbelt.blogspot.com http://www.boulderbeltfarm.com
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