07 Feb '12, 8pm

Fracking Could Ruin New York's Organic Food Industry

Fracking Could Ruin New York's Organic Food Industry

Orr said not only is the New York organic farming industry in jeopardy, but also Once Again itself could lose its organic certification, according to its organic certifier, Oregon Tilth, if the hydrocracking industry causes groundwater pollution. However, Orr noted, “Once Again Nut Butter, we’re lucky. If there was a water contamination issue in Nunda, we could still operate here. We could truck in our own water here, potentially. There’s different things we could do.” Once Again’s nuts are already shipped in from out of state due to nuts not being produced in New York. Its honey products are not organic, but are supplied by honey farms in New York. “If the bee population decreases due to pollution and contaminants, honey product may decline and make it hard to source local honeys,” she said. She added that shipping in fresh water would raise the cost of production and mak...

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