There's a world of reasons to eat organic!
Federally regulated since 2002, the term organic means food grown using methods that foster the health and harmony of the ecosystem, including the people and animals living in it.
Organic food is produced with:
No synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fumigants
No fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge
No genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
No hormones, antibiotics, artificial ingredients or trans fats
Sustainable organic farming protects the health of our planet's soil, air and water. Organic farmers build healthy, balanced ecosystems by using Earth-friendly practices that protect the land and conserve natural resources. Want to learn more? Check out Organic 101. And see how our numbers add up to a healthier planet!
A healthy, well-nourished environment nourishes us well, too. While scientific research suggests that organic produce may be more nutritious than conventional, we choose it because it helps us keep chemicals out of our bodies — and because we think it’s more delicious, too. Check out Food to Live By and The Earthbound Cook — both by our co-founder, Myra Goodman — for inspiration to cultivate your own organic menu.
Ultimately, we’re organic because it protects what’s important to us all: our health, our children and our Earth.