Soil Matters: Below the Surface of Authentic Organic
Article courtesy Cornucopia Institute
"The Cornucopia Institute is adamant that the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) enforce the required management of the living soil.
Authentic organic farmers are systems thinkers who work to support the interdependence of diverse and abundant soil organisms. They steward helpful fungi and bacteria that engage in complex subterranean relationships to nourish the plants, reach water, and sequester carbon. These relationships grow strong, resilient plants that are more resistant to disease and insect damage.
The harvested crops contain the myriad nutrients and minerals available in healthy soil."