USDA Organic

SeabuckWonders products are made with 100% USDA-certified organic sea buckthorn oil, the highest quality available.

What qualifies a product as organic?

The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) was enacted under Title 21 of the 1990 Farm Bill. It was created to designate standards for determining organic status. OFPA created the National Organic Program (NOP) to oversee implementation and regulation of these standards as well as the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) which assists the Secretary of Agriculture in setting these standards. For a product to qualify as organic it must be

produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too. (Consumer Brochure, USDA National Organic Program)

This means that the product must be made responsibly so as to help preserve the environment. It is also much safer than traditional agriculture which exposes the producers and the customers to harmful chemicals and carcinogens. It is a more ethical method of production as well that focuses on a harmonious symbiotic relationship between all parties involved.

 

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