EWG Answers: Is Hydroponic Produce the Same as Organic?

In what we hope will be just the first in a long-running series of "Ask EWG" posts, EWG analyst Kristan Markey tackles the subject of hydroponic crops and how they relate to organic and conventional produce. The short of it is that hydroponic produce need not always be organic — growers often use synthetic pesticides on them — though it is possible for it to meet the organic standard if it eschews the pesticides and uses organic nutrient mixtures.

Watch the entire video for a more comprehensive overview and be sure to send your questions along to EWG here.