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Hello,<br><br><br><br>
I haven't posted in a long time and l apologize for the absence!<br><br>
Anyway, l am moving back to the states next year and was wondering if there were organic food stuffs available in the states as it is here in the UK? l try and eat mostly organic food but sometimes can't afford the high prices on some food.<br><br><br><br>
A friend of mine said that the Orgainc regulations are strict over there, yeah well, it is everywhere. But she said that the Organic regulations state that the farmer has to be pestiside and antibiotics free for 6 weeks total out of the year in order for it to be certified organic. Um, how can that be?? l am a vegetarian so the meat part doesn't matter to me but the veggie part does!<br><br><br><br>
Does any one know if that is true? l have tried going on the US Organic Regulations sites but it's all gobblygook and can't make heads or tails out of it!<br><br><br><br>
She is insisting that she is right (she always does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ) But l find it hard to believe that a farmer only has to be free for 6 weeks out of the year! What about the farmer that grows only veggies? Surely the soil/seeds have to be organic as well as pestiside free all through the year in order to be certified organic.<br><br><br><br>
Can anyone shed some light on this subject? Thanks for all your help!
 

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No prohibited substances may be applied for 3 years prior to harvest.<br><br><br><br>
Section 205.202 Land requirements.<br><br><br><br>
"(b) Have had no prohibited substances, as listed in §205.105, applied to it for a period of 3 years immediately preceding harvest of the crop;"
 

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Happy to help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<a href="http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NOP/standards.html" target="_blank">http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/NOP/standards.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=75b480d4feac560d9be283b4f7e8e428&rgn=div5&view=text&node=7:3.1.1.9.31&idno=7#7:3.1.1.9.31.7.340.4" target="_blank">http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text...1.9.31.7.340.4</a>
 
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