I'm not sure the directors of the Ecological Farming Association are on board with Hirshberg and the mega-coporate model, but he still got the last word. Are we to think the future is planted in a corporation? That our power as people lies with these men in suits? I felt like a CEO had taken my language and changed the meaning of all the words. Like "organic," for one. A word that started off substantial is now a label with regulations that cover only the bottom line, not the deep practice.

So while we're all talking about how far organic has come, we need to face the reality that it is in danger in an entirely new way.