Fwd: Sustainable vs. Organic

Subject:     Sustainable vs. Organic
Sent:        5/10/97 1:54 PM
Received:    5/12/97 10:22 AM
From:        John Harper, jharper@cs.may.ie
To:          mesa@hooked.net

I am a farmer (small) who produces grain and outdoor pigs.  Frequently
I am asked why don't I "go" fully organic, but I argue that what
we do is the practical side of organic.  We minimise all agrichemical 
input and avoid pesticides. Our pigs are green manure machines.
Is there a charter or policy somewhere setting out the Nature and
Structure of Sustainable Farming.  
John Harpur
Co. Meath
email: jharper@cs.may.ie