The National Organics Standards Board will take another look at hydroponic-grown produce and whether it should be classified as organic.
The board makes recommendations to USDA’s National Organic Program, and USDA oversees the certification.
At a previous subcommittee meeting, the group decided that the lack of soil in hydroponics and container-based organic operations should exclude them from certification.
Those growing with hydroponics say the decision will reduce the availability of organic food.
The full board meets Nov. 16-18 in St. Louis, Mo.