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Mamushi Nature Farming: Dr. Haddox's Approach to Nature Farming

Updated on January 8, 2012
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Degrees: 1) Oakland U., 2) Michigan State U (College of Human Medicine), 3) George Washington U. (Medicine), Vanderbilt U. (Divinity School)

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Mamushi Nature Farming: An Organic Method

Mamushi Nature Farming is an Organic Method that allows nonprofit based farming operations to grow organic foods, and call them "organic," "WITHOUT," NECESSARILY BEING ORGANIC CERTIFIED" by a USDA certifying agency. This is a bold statement, that has taken a good amount of research and knowledge to document and hold fast to. So, I have to take time to teach nonprofit based farmers how to apply this approach and knowledge.

By the way, "What make organic foods, organic?" One must know the answer to this. On the other hand, "What makes "certified organic" foods, certified organic?" This is an equally important question.

Another important question, "What is different about "Certified Organic" foods, and just plain "Organic" foods?" This is a most critical question, because one cannot go around calling their foods "Certified Organic" if the food has not met the USDA's requirement for "calling foods, "Certified Organic."

It has taken me years to work through this process of raising foods, that are organic in quality, while not necessarily being "qualified to wear the stamp "Certified Organic." The USDA stamp, "Certified Organic," is lifted up and seen a sacred designation. One does not dare use it if he or she has not "met the USDA standard" and has "passed a USDA inspection." This one event, actually two steps: 1. verifying that one has met the USDA Organic Standards, and 2. have Passed the USDA inspection, is the "gold standard for being Certified Organic."

So "what is my point, one may ask?" My point is, "The whole concept of "Certified Organic," is centered around regulating Agri-businesses, that is, farmers who are positioned to "sell food products for a profit," as businesses. The organic certification process is meant to regulate organic farmers who make a living by "selling" foods. The government requires these businesses to be certified to make sure that they meet an Organic standard, before can "make money" selling organic foods. The "earning of money," or profits is the critical issue here. Yes, the organic standard also makes sure that food safety and other issues are addressed.

But one can grow organic foods, safely, and eat it, even share it with other people in the global community, as long as they do not sell the foods.

Organic foods have to be safe. They should meet the USDA organic standard, even if the growers do not have to go through the USDA Certified Organic inspection. My job, as an Nature farming and organic professional, who helps nonprofits with this issue, is to educate nonprofit growers so that they do not get in trouble with growing and distributing organic foods.

This is what I do, in regards to organic. If you need help, let me know. "As you go, Peace."


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    • Kris Heeter profile image

      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      So what makes this method of organic farming physically different than others? You mention that it's organic farming without a certification but is that the only difference? Would love to hear more details:)

    • Keri Summers profile image

      Keri Summers 

      6 years ago from West of England

      You make an interesting point here.


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