Why do organic farmers have to pay for certification rather than farmers who use toxic chemicals?


BLOG HOME 3 Posted Jul 10 2016 by Simon Fairlie of The Land Magazine


“So if you’re a farmer and you want to produce food without using chemical fertilisers or pesticides, you have to pay to be certified, putting you at an immediate disadvantage compared to farmers who do use chemicals.”


Phil Chandler and I  made this point 17 years ago through the Wholesome Food Association.  Still today mega farms collect mega subsidies for poisoning the soil whilst organic growers pay large yearly fees to nourish the soil.