We believe that trust is earned, not automatic. And in an industry that is largely unregulated, we believe in transparency and third-party validation. All of our products bear the USDA Organic seal, so you can trust what you are getting is truly made to a higher standard. To bear the USDA Organic label, a product must be made with 95% or more organic ingredients and meet strict guidelines for farming and sourcing practices—making it not only better for you, but for our planet as well.
|LABEL||WHAT IT MEANS|
|Contains 95% or more Certified Organic ingredients. |
All ingredients, suppliers, and manufacturers are third-party verified Organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Suppliers must abide by strict USDA Organic farming practices:
—Prohibits use of synthetic substances, fertilizers, pesticides.
—Prohibits use of genetic engineering (non-GMO).
Takes into account ecological balance and sustainability:
—Farmers must use practices that support farm resources.
—Farmers must use practices that conserve biodiversity.
—Farmers must use natural materials that support healthy soil.
—Farmers must use natural materials that support clean water.
|ORGANIC||Contains organic ingredients on label.|
Label and contents are not third-party verified.
|MADE WITH |
|Contains up to 30% unverified, non-organic ingredients.|
Contains 70% Certified Organic ingredients.
Can be USDA verified.
|ALL NATURAL||🌷❤️🌈 (Your guess is as good as ours.)|
—The Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources
How your food is grown has a significant impact on its overall nutrition. Certified Organic plant foods are GMO-free and significantly higher in beneficial antioxidants. Because organic plants do not rely on toxic pesticide sprays for protection, they instead naturally produce more of their own protective compounds, including antioxidants.
Organic farmers must use practices that support the use of on farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organic farming is widely considered to be a far more sustainable alternative when it comes to food production.
Research has shown that a healthy organic agriculture system can actually reduce carbon dioxide and help slow climate change.
Organic farmers do not use prohibited synthetic substances, fertilizers, or pesticides or use genetic engineering. Land must have been free of prohibited substances for 3 years. Consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
According to non-profit American Rivers, a major water pollution threat to U.S rivers is runoff from non-organic farms, such as harmful pesticides, toxic fertilizers, and animal waste. Organic farming helps keep our water supplies clean by stopping that polluted runoff. Organic farmers also work to develop soil health by relying on natural materials, such as cover crops, manure and compost.