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Why Hydroponic Farming Should Never Be Certified Organic

[Editor's note: The Greenhorns asked their network what they think about the vertical farm. A perennially contentious idea, are hydroponics the way to the future or are they a hackneyed and ultimately artificial solution to the current crises of our food systems? The following submission on hydroponics comes from Matthew Hoffman, a Fulbright Scholar, Norwegian Centre for Rural Research, who argues vehemently that hydroponic farming be removed from organic certification. Share your opinions in the comments below or send them to]

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