At Essential Organics, at its core, is a company built on an ever-deepening commitment to bettering the world. Our commitment began on day one with only organic products; today we continue to advance that commitment by supporting organic and regenerative farming.
Farming is directly connected to nature, and to you. To make the food you eat, farmers harvest crops that grow in the earth. Those crops become ingredients. This means we all depend on soil, water and biodiversity in order to eat. How farmers farm has a massive impact on nature; it’s up to farmers, ingredient providers like Essential Organics, and eaters like you to decide if that impact will be positive.
The USDA Organic standard is a robust and comprehensive legal framework dedicated to minimizing synthetic pesticides through the use of cultural and preventative practices before the application of approved organic crop protection products. And the organic standard goes beyond this: organic farmers emphasize healthy, living, nutritionally balanced soil as the foundation of crop, livestock, and of sustainable and successful farming.
The power and result of well managed organic farming helps support:
The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic cracker producer can’t use any GMO ingredients.
Reducing Chemical Impacts on the Environment
Organic farmers focus on using natural methods to combat pests. Most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are prohibited in organic farming.
Protecting Soil Health and Water Quality
Well managed organic systems can protect and enhance water quality.
More biodiversity means that pollinators and other beneficial critters can do their essential jobs.
Reducing Carbon Footprints
Well-managed organic systems can increase the return of carbon to the soil.
The organic program emphasizes supporting healthy, living soil through practices like crop rotation and cover crops.