Why Buy Organic? 7 Questions About Organics Answered
6. Are The Seeds Organic Or Do They Just Grow It Organically?
According to the National Organic Program (NOP): “Preference will be given to the use of organic seeds and other planting stock, but a farmer may use non-organic seeds and planting stock under specified conditions.” Examples of “specific conditions” include an exception from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) or if certified organic seed isn’t commercially available.