Certified Organic: What That Means

Becoming a USDA Certified Organic operation is no easy process.  There are a number of criteria the company must meet in order to be USDA certified.

To maintain the seal, the operation must be certified annually, have proper labeling, and provide a supply chain for their food handling and sourcing.

  • Q. What does it mean to be organic and why would a company jump through all the hoops to be certified?
  • A.  On both accounts, being Certified Organic is better for the environment and the economy.

Research shows that organic farmers conserve water and energy more than non-certified organic farmers.  Additionally, it increases soil health and biodiversity.  The company grows because there is a high consumer demand for Certified Organic products.

The organic farmers are eligible for receiving funding and assistance.  They support local economies and receive a premium for their products.

PLUS IT IS

  • Better for our health
  • Fresher Food
  • Less Pesticides
  • From farm to table faster

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The Importance Of Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a global movement.  The meaning of Fair Trade is simple.  It is fair prices paid to producers in developing countries.  But the impact of Fair Trade Certified is a very wide and complex one.

When you purchase a Fair Trade item, it’s not just a label.  It is a promise that the labor hired to farm or create that item was socially responsible and equitable.

Global monitoring of Fair Trade practices goes on daily to ensure the social, economical,  and environmental standards are kept and maintained high, and a safe, healthy work environment is provided.

The purchases that you make every day, when labeled Fair Trade Certified, will make a global change.