Organic. It's Worth It.
For you and your family:
• Organic is the most heavily regulated food system, ensuring products you can trust.
• Organic food is the only food certified by the USDA to have no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, irradiation and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
• Certified organic growers must abide by safe and hygienic food production standards, and be in compliance with local, state and federal health standards.
• Research shows that consuming organic foods is a great way to reduce exposure to toxic and persistent pesticides.
• Mounting evidence shows that organically grown fruits, vegetables and grains may offer more of some nutrients, including vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
For your planet:
• Organic farmers build healthy soils without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides, helping to combat climate change and reduce the toxic load in the environment.
• The organic label stands for verifiable environmentally friendly practices, ensuring consumers that the organic products they buy support the health of the planet.
• Organic farming avoids the use of petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
• Organic practices help safeguard the environment and protect natural habitats.
• Animal welfare is a basic principle of organic production.
• Animals raised organically are given access to the outdoors and allowed to exhibit their natural behaviors.
• Organic animals are raised without the use of antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones.
• Organic animals must be maintained under conditions that provide for exercise, freedom of movement and reduction of stress.