Certification Grows Confidence
Growing and selling nourishing products in an environmentally friendly way — that is what all producers with an environmental conscience want to do. But when is organic really organic, and just who do we trust on this judgement call?
The requirements made of certified organic products are a tall order, but regulated tightly in the United States and the European Union. Organic producers, for instance, do not use chemical fertilizers on their pastures or growth boosting hormones in their dairy herds. They minimise social and environmental externalities, maximise opportunities for on-farm cycling of resources and mind the welfare of their animals and workers.
A package labelled "certified organic" has to have "certified organic" in it. That is why every producer, processor and importer of organic foods has to undergo the scrutiny of a registered and licensed inspection body. QC&I is one of several inspection bodies you can choose from. QC&I is the one you should choose, you can bet on it!