In light of Vienna Coffee Company becoming a certified USDA organic facility, this week's weekly deal pertains to Organic trivia...
Which of these statements are false...
To obtain a title of ‘certified organic’ in the United States, a coffee grower must prove that certain growing conditions have been met.
- The coffee beans can be washed in chemicals to get bacteria off the beans as long as the chemicals are properly disposed of and a clean water rinse is administered afterward.
- The farmer must have a crop rotation plan to control for pests, prevent soil erosion, and to prevent loss of soil nutrients, which would occur if the same crop was planted in the same field each year.
- The coffee beans must have been grown on land that has not had toxic pesticide or fertilizer use at any time within the last three years.
- There must be a large enough space between the organic coffee and the nearest conventional crop to provide a buffer against contamination.