Organic Certification: What You Should Know
As parents, we all want the very best for our children. Whether it’s the schools they attend, the toys they play with, the clothes they wear, we have high standards. This is especially true when it comes to what we feed our little ones. Many parents seek out certified organic foods for their children; with the harmful pesticides used in traditional agriculture, it’s easy to understand why! But just because a product doesn’t have organic certification doesn’t mean it’s not organic.
Here’s what everyone needs to know about organic certification.
What is Organic Certification?
Products that are certified organic carry the USDA Organic seal. To qualify, manufacturers must prove their goods meet specific requirements and pass verification by a USDA-accredited certifying agent. Criteria include only using approved pesticides and fertilizers on agricultural crops, protecting natural resources, and conserving biodiversity. Production and handling standards must also be followed.
How Can a Product Be Organic, but Not Certified?
Certification is a lengthy process and for small businesses. The costs involved and the hoops businesses need to jump through can be a barrier to applying. National Organic Program standards dictate that not only does a crop need to be currently grown organically, but crops grown on that land years prior must also be grown organically. Once organic certification is received, keeping the certification current requires ongoing work. Many farms and businesses produce organic products, but simply don’t have the resources to become certified.
Can I Trust Products That Don’t Have Organic Certification?
Of course! A better question might be, can you trust organic products that are certified? There has been much controversy in recent years over the erosion of standards for USDA Organic certification, with large multinational corporations holding too much sway over the criteria and list of acceptable substances.
Connecting with the people who grow and create the products you use is the best way to feel confident about what you and your family are eating and drinking. Go to your local farmer’s market and talk to the vendors about how their crops are grown; ask your favorite brands where they source their ingredients from. Most growers and makers are passionate about what they do and have the same high standards for their own families.
Is Dr. Simon’s Remedy Organic?
Dr. Simon’s Remedy is a clinically supported colic relief tea made with all natural organic ingredients including organic fennel, organic bay leaves, and organic chamomile. If you’re seeking a safe, organic colic remedy for your baby, you can rest assured that Dr. Simon’s Remedy is the best you can brew. We don’t need organic certification to prove it––just talk to the hundreds of parents who have successfully used our products for their little ones.
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