Earthbound Farm was born from our passion for protecting the land and the health of people of all ages — and our belief that we could make a difference.
Today, research confirms the environmental and nutritional benefits of organic food, and our passion for making a difference endures in our farming practices and in the issues we care about. We hope you'll care about these issues, too, and make your opinions heard in the grocery store, in your community and at the ballot box.
Change our habits to change our health
Researchers and noted health advocates are calling on Americans to change our habits in order to improve the state of our health.
- The President’s Cancer Panel Report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, suggests the importance of giving preference to organic foods, especially during pregnancy. Noting that 300 contaminants have been detected in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies, the study states that “to a disturbing extent, babies are born ‘pre-polluted.’”
- Dr. Alan Greene, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, attending pediatrician at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, noted author and the "green pediatrician" behind DrGreene.com, suggests that “pregnancy is a good time to make the switch to organic foods." After all, he notes, "Babies are built from food." In Dr. Greene's Organic Rx, he notes that "studies show organic apples tend to have higher nutrient levels and taste better than the conventional variety. And sadly, conventionally grown apples are one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits tested by the USDA.”
- In the book Healthy Child, Healthy World, nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp says: “Unlike you and me, chemicals should never been considered innocent until proven guilty. In fact, we must consider them guilty until proven innocent.”
How food is produced affects us all
Food production methods concern more than just the farmers and workers in the field. What's on — and in — our food is also in our environment...and in our bodies. Those are issues we care about deeply. Follow these links to learn more.
- GMOs in Food: At Earthbound we feel strongly that consumers have the right to know how their food is grown and what it contains, so they can make informed decisions about the foods they purchase and consume.
- Irradiation of Lettuce and Spinach: Although the FDA is allowing producers to irradiate spinach and iceberg lettuce, our products are certified organic — and USDA organic standards specifically prohibit the use of irradiation.
- Methyl Iodide: The assertion that strawberries cannot be grown on a large-scale without toxic chemicals is not accurate. Every year, we and other organic strawberry growers produce substantial crops without them.