100% Organic - USDA Certification

Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. These methods integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.

USDA's National Organic Program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that sells an agricultural product as organically produced. The logo is intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to be consistent with national organic standards.

USDA ensures the integrity of organic products in the United States and throughout the world via the following key activities:

• Develop regulations and guidance on organic standards
• Manage the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
• Accredit certifying agents to certify organic producers & handlers
• Establish international organic import and export policies
• Investigate and take action on regulatory violation complaints
• Facilitate the work of the National Organic Standards Board, a Federal Advisory Committee
• Oversee the Organic Certification Cost Share programs to support certified organic operators
• Provide training to certifying agents, USDA staff, & other stakeholders
• Engage and serve the organic community

Please visit http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?/


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