Winning The Vote Doesn't Mean They're Right About GMO's

Being a certified organic soap manufacturer means looking at things in a particular way. Being certified means we have to play by specific rules established by the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). We’re required to account for all our ingredients and processes, in addition to how we keep our records. One of the NOP’s rules  prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms in anything we make or sell. GMO’s don’t occur in nature. They alter the DNA of organisms that do. No long-term Read more […]

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They're Hoping You Didn't Notice – USDA Weakens Organic Standards

In September 2013, the USDA’s organic standards were reduced in a way that might have changed them forever. In letting this happen, the USDA angered much of the organic community for a very simple reason. The changes diminished organic standards in exactly the ways agribusiness and Big Food companies have wanted. Since standards were established in 1990 by the Organic Foods Production Act, synthetic and non-organic ingredients were allowed to be present in organic foods by exemption for a period Read more […]

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