CORNUCOPIA, WI. - An organic industry watchdog contends the USDA has quietly allowed a flood of hydroponically-produced fruits and vegetables, largely imported, to be illegally labeled and sold as “organic.” This produce is generally grown under artificial lighting, indoors, and on an industrial scale.
You're soaking in it.
It is absolutely ignorant to lump Aquaponics (an inherently organic animal based system that is teaming with diversity of life) with Hydroponics. The Canadian Organic Regime recognizes aquaculture and includes aquaponics but prohibits hydroponics and aeroponics. The distinction for aquaponics as an organic system needs to be made and further developed.