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Hydroponic histrionics? Organic purists assail designation<
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By LISA RATHKE<
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Some traditional organic farmers say allowing hydroponic farms to be certified organic is watering down the integrity of the $16 billion U.S. organic produce industry.
They say organic farming is about far more than not using synthetic pesticides. They say it's rooted in enhancin ...