What is in this article?:
- Labels decoded
- Organic certifiers
- USDA Certified Organic
- Fair Trade Certified
- Whole Grain
- Certified Biodynamic
- Certified Humane Raised and Handled
- Rainforest Alliance Certified
- MSC Certified
- Certified Naturally Grown
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Gluten-Free
- NSF Made with Organic
- Natural Products Association Certified
How do you know which labels you can really trust? Start with these 12, which have a clear purpose and process behind the certifications.
Certified Naturally Grown
Who’s behind it:
Certified Naturally Grown (naturallygrown.org), a nonprofit certification program catering to small-scale, direct-market farmers that don’t have the financial resources for USDA certification.
What it means:
*Certified Naturally Grown uses the USDA National Organic Program standards as its basis to certify products that are free of chemicals and GMOs.
*Farmers, rather than accredited organizations, conduct farm inspections.
*Nearly 500 farmers from 47 states have enrolled to use the Certified Naturally Grown label.
Look for it on:
Produce, meat, dairy, eggs, and honey.