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Inspection For Protection! Evaluating Organic

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The Organic View

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Oregon Tilth, Inc. is one of the leading certifying agencies that issues organic certification to farmers, manufacturers, etc. The certification is issued providing that all of the requirements are met in order to be deemed certified organic. It is by far a very difficult certification to obtain and is also very expensive. There is a lot of work that actually goes into certifying something to be organic. Earlier this month, the folks from Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago announced that they will now be the first luxury hotel in North America to offer a certified organic, in-room dining menu. Oregon Tilth was responsible for that certification and it is a hard certification to obtain. It is not a matter of filling out some paper work or paying someone a little extra green but it is an entire process that is checked and double checked by people who really are very thorough. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, my guest will be Ms. Gwendolyn Wyard. She is a seasoned expert in the certification process and will discuss in detail what exactly the role of a certifier entails. She will also discuss the inspection process, why consumers can trust their process and how consumers can influence regulatory changes. If you want to get a better understanding of what the certification process is all about, stay tuned!