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Background Information

Employment History

Medina Organic Farmer and Co-Founder
Farm Verified Organic , Inc.

North Dakota Organic Farmer and President
Farm Verified Organic , Inc.

Farmer and NOSB Member
organic

Farming Activist and Educator
Caspar Community

Affiliations

Board Member
National Organic Standards Board

Education

Ph.D

Web References (31 Total References)


STJC News » 2007 » August

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"Poor countries don't have free trade; they have mandatory trade," says Fred Kirschenmann, Ph.D, a North Dakota organic farmer and president of Farm Verified Organic.


Dakota Growers Pasta Co.

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Fred Kirschenmann, a Medina organic farmer and co-founder of Farm Verified Organic, a business that certifies organic farming practices, has been working closely with Dakota Growers.

He said organic farmers are very interested in growing durum for the co-op, and he predicted a bumper crop of organic durum in 2000.
"We're excited that Dakota Growers is showing interest in organic pasta," Kirschenmann said.
...
Kirschenmann already grows a limited amount of organic durum for a Michigan food company, and said he would be more than willing to expand his crop.


Dr. Fred ...

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Dr. Fred Kirschenmann Organic Connections


Organic Engineering

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This means that if the government insists on allowing sewage sludge , irradiation , genetically engineered organisms , piperonyl butoxide , and other materials and technologies that the NOSB specifically rejected for use in organic production , then no one can certify that any product is free of these practices , says organic farmer and NOSB member Fred Kirschenmann.

The public comment period for the regulations ends April 30 , and , so far , the USDA has received thousands of letters of protest from organic producers and consumers demanding changes in the proposed standards.The USDA , which hopes to release a final set of rules late in the fall , promises to consider these protests and make changes to the rules.However , if the USDA retains control of the National List , the organic industry , and hence consumers , will always be at the mercy of government interests.


As a sneak preview of things ...

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As a sneak preview of things to come, the conference will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, a pioneer in sustainable farming who served on the National Organics Standards Board and helped write the standards for certified organics.

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