Organic soil companies have levied a law suit against various companies for using the word “organic”. The law suit did not mention any hydroponic growing company by name. Even with this fact, hydroponic growing companies are publicly speaking about their use of the term organic. Currently hydroponic growing companies can use the organic seal on their packaging. The National Organics Standard Board voted to reject that ability in the future. This is because they think it goes against the purpose of organic in improving soil health.
- Perdue allows hydroponic growers to use the USDA organic seal, and Perdue gets advice from the National Organic Standards Board.
- The CSO claims that the legal complaint contains misleading information about the prohibited practices.
- The CSO claims that the Center for Food Safety is trying to limit competition.
“Hydroponics grows plants in water using specific mineral nutrient solutions, not soil.”