'Organic' Is a Dirty Word

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In this case, the farmer is giving non-GMO soybeans a good go, though it comes with risk. The conventional soybeans don’t grow like the super steroid beans, so while the demand is there for non-GMO soybeans per bushel, the bushel count will likely be lower. (These beans are probably not grown for what is called a food grade run, Brent says, but likely to feed "organically raised" cattle.)

So, while I doubt that all the farmers, product designers, advisory boards, organizations -- both official and non -- that promote all things organic will be swapping out The Big O any time soon, it’s good to know what the official stand-in word is: conventional.

My name is Heather Clisby and I am a Conventional Farmer.


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