The term organic being tossed around with cannabis is mostly still a joke.
We already have a system in place that designates what is and is not a certified organic product by growing method and inputs.
If you are not growing with 100% OMRI ingredients then you can't call it organic. Think of the term "organic" in farming terms not a type of input but just as a type of certification, a "degree" if you will.
Those growers who do not use organics, but do use a 100% natural method, should be considered naturally grown. Essentially organic practices without the cert. Still requiring no inputs that are chemicals, salts or man-made products.
Chems would be anything that comes from a non natural process to create a liquid or powder fertilizer.
This isn't a complicated issue, one non-organic input makes it not organic. I am a farmer, if anybody were to find out an organic farm was using a single non organic practice they would be black listed from the organic community.
Originally Posted by III%
I hate to say it but there is many stupid people in this world.
If you were to ask 100 ppl on the street to define the term organic most would just stand there and drool.
Now organic can be a tricky topic, because some fertilizers are made from 100% organic materials but the company won't pay the exorbitant fees to have it listed omri or other certification. Companies like Espoma that use natural inputs don't certify because they can't. Blood and bone meal mostly comes from Mcdonald's Beef feed lots, feather meal from Tyson/Perdue chicken factories, cotton seed meal is one of the most heavily pesticide ridden crops on the planet etc..
Now here is something else to look at, grass is organic right in its definition of the word grass is an organic material, however if I use Scotts weed and feed on my grass the grass itself is an organic material but it was not organically grown. If I put that in my compost heap is my compost now not organic? Yes grass is natural, grown with sunlight and water, it is "organic". Grown with chemical fertilizers its not organic, again this isn't very difficult. Your also weed and feeding the cells in your body if your drinking well water near that grassy patch, fyi.
Also some mined minerals that are commonly used in gardening are technically organic because they come from the earth but they cannot listed as organic. Can you list a couple?
You wouldn't consider a hamburger to be a steak just because they came from a cow.