Organic Certification

Why “Organic”?

Many people prefer to buy organic products for themselves and their families, but what exactly does “Certified Organic” mean, and what are the benefits of using organic products?

“Organic” generally refers to ingredients and products grown and produced without the use of synthetic pesticides found in conventional agriculture.

Chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides have been linked to birth defects, obesity, diabetes, ADHD, and other health problems.

How do companies become “Certified Organic?”

Companies who make and sell certified organic products must meet the USDA NOP (National Organic Program) standards.

Compliance is audited and confirmed by a third-party certifier (ours is CCOF – California Certified Organic Farmers, located in Santa Cruz, CA).

Companies manufacturing Certified Organic products are inspected annually and must demonstrate complete traceability through the entire manufacturing process, ensuring the high-level organic integrity of their products from start to finish.

Who’s Health?

In a world filled with some very unhealthy food and supplement choices, it’s easy to see the health benefits of organic products.

Studies show that organically grown foods have higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants.

And beyond supporting our health and the health of our children, organic practices are good for the health of the planet – replenishing the Earth’s soils, protecting wildlife, water, and other resources, prohibiting the use of GMOs, removing toxins like pesticide and herbicide residues and additional antibiotics and hormones from our food supply chain just to name a few.

Growing, manufacturing, and consuming organic products also benefits our local communities, economies, and public health.