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Food Movement Glossary

Transitioning to Organic / Transitional


Farmers need to practice organic production methods for three years on a given piece of land before the products grown there can be certified as organic. Transitional means that the farmland is in this transition period, moving toward organic certification.

Example of Transitioning to Organic / Transitional:

Transitional products is not considered as organics, and it is often said as the most challenging period for farmers who are trying to get certified organic.
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