Opinion: The Brazilian Organic Agriculture Honor System

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It’s quite hysterical, and I mean funny, that we have to categorize fresh family farm produce as organic or conventional. What is more ridiculous is that our grandparents grew and purchased organic food all the time. Today, those wanting to commercialize their products as organic with the appropriate labels need to pay a third party entity that helps guarantee that real essence of food in question is actually free from synthetic fertilizers, transgenic inputs, biocides, among mouthfuls of ingredients that are indecipherable.

So let’s talk about the nitty-organic-gritty . . .

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