Glyphosate in organic hydroponics

'Faux-ganic' Hydroponic Food Production

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Faux-ganic hydroponic food with ground treated with glyphosate: Image civileats.com

"With No Soil to Certify, They Can Contaminate the Earth and Sell Faux-ganic Produce to Unsuspecting Consumers"  ~ cornupocia.org

'Organic” hydroponic production is a form of factory farming: the ground is levelled, compacted, and often covered with plastic, while plant roots bathe in synthetic nutrients or are supported by sterile substrates like gravel or coconut coir. The rows and rows of identical indoor plants resemble the worst of livestock production where hens are crammed into battery cages or cattle are packed into barren feed lots—all unable to touch real soil or live natural lives.'

In his long e-mail addressing the situation, Dave Chapman, Executive Director of Real Organic Project, explains how faux-ganic produce is being sold to unsuspecting consumers.

“I have been hearing for months that glyphosate is being sprayed on fields about to be certified organic for hydroponic berry production. The way this use of herbicide is incorporated into “organic” certification is to laser level a field, compact it until it is like a parking lot, wait a little while until the weeds (that slows follow disturbed soil) have germinated. And then spray it with an herbicide..."  ~  Dave Chapman.

...Obviously if glyphosate 'Roundup' has been sprayed on land surrounding hydroponic crops, evaporation in a hot greenhouse or polytunnel is going to allow those chemicals to circulate around the crops. Particles would surely accumulate in the air regardless.

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