HR: No big companies have entered the field of USDA certified organic and I saw a need for a potent, active line. If we want consumers to make the switch, they must know they are both healthy and produce results.
F+S: Why do you think big cosmetic companies aren't creating USDA Certified Organic products?
HR: Complication, cost, limitation of materials.
F+S: I've read and heard many say it's impossible for there to be enough organic crops to feed the world if demand keeps going. What do you think about that?
HR: It is definitely a concern. Even organic is polluted to a certain degree because we are still contending with polluted air and soil - that's very difficult to control obviously. I have been researching growing plants in the lab, which is the future of agriculture, where our food supply will come from in the future. You can control the elements in a lab more than you can in the ground. This method uses a minimal amount of water, which is another concern - our diminishing water supply. We can grow it in labs purely. This is high-tech nutrition delivery using a very limited amount of water.
F+S: You are doing this now, creating plants in a lab?
HR: Yes, it is the future of agriculture.
F+S: Why was it important for you to become an organic farmer, instead of just a product formulator?