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Who knows better than someone who’s been an organic farmer for 50 years, what “organic farming” means?

Probably no one, especially if that organic farmer is Eliot Coleman.

It’s easy to forget that before there was a National Organic Program, before there was organic certification, before there were genetically engineered crops and industrial factory farms, there were farmers—farmers who grew nutritious food and raised healthy meat, using farming and ranching practices that worked with, and enhanced, Earth’s natural systems and cycles.

These farmers are the original “definers” of organic.

Read ‘Organic Farming Explained’

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