|Organic Cannabis? One Colorado Hemp Farm Has Earned The USDA’s Blessing|
KUNC – Community Radio for Northern Colorado - 2/1/2016. By Luke Runyon - Colorado is now home to some of the nation’s first certified organic cannabis [hemp], which comes with a blessing from federal regulators. CBDRx, a Longmont, Colorado cannabis farm, has secured a certification to market its products with the organic seal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a major coup for the plant’s enthusiasts.
|At Organic & Natural Health Association Conference, Group Chooses Certified Organic and Scraps Natural Label|
Organic & Natural Health Association - 2/1/2016. Organic & Natural Health’s CEO and executive director, Karen Howard, announced the board’s concluding assessment on the issue of defining “natural,” saying that the term “natural” should not be used in the form of a certification or seal, and therefore should not be listed on product labels. It should only be used as a term to describe specific attributes of products in marketing and promotional materials.
|Healthy Ground, Healthy Atmosphere: Recarbonizing the Earth’s Soils|
Environmental Health Perspectives - 2/1/2016. By Nancy Averett - On a bright October morning Dave Brandt tromps through the middle of his central Ohio wheat field. The grain was harvested months ago, but there isn’t an inch of bare dirt anywhere. Instead, more than 10 varieties of plants, including crimson clover, pearl millet, and Austrian winter peas, form a “cover crop cocktail” that stretches all the way to the road bordering his property. “This will be here all winter,” Brandt says. “And in the spring, we’ll plant corn right into this.”