Hydroponics uses dissolved nutrients in water systems that are feeding vegetables the necessary minerals for plant growth, and for nutritional value. The nutritional value of the hydroponically grown vegetables are showing to be the same as soil grown produce.
However, there is, indeed, controversy about whether hydroponically grown fruits and vegetables can be considered organic. Here’s the issue: some hydroponically grown produce has been certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but farmers contend that organic certification should be limited to produce grown in soil. They argue that organic farming benefits the health and regeneration of soil. So, if hydroponic farmers use only organic pesticides – if pesticides are needed, which they aren’t needed when grown indoors – then their produce can in fact receive organic certification.
Wispy’s goal is to eventually be certified Organic but there’s much debate whether a new labeling system will be put in place for hydroponics. This will all get resolved in time, but until then, rest assured, Wispy Greens uses only organic nutrient solutions and is pesticide and herbicide free. All nutrient-enhanced water waste is also recycled, it's being released onto Wispy Green's soil for regeneration!
Either way, soil or hydroponic, just be sure it’s pesticide & herbicide-free to get the nutrients you need to help your body fight the ever-evolving viruses that we’re facing today.
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