ORGANIC PIONEERS FROM THE BEGINNING

Nature’s Path products were the first USDA certified organic cereals on the market and since then our company and founders have worked tirelessly to keep organic advocacy at the forefront of our mission. We continually invest in farmland, converting it to organic, and we always challenge organic standards for the better.

WHAT IS ORGANIC

Simply stated, organic is a term that is used to describe a philosophy of working within the laws and systems existing in nature. Organic farming does not use pesticides, chemicals, or genetically modified seeds to grow crops. Instead, natural methods including compost, cover crops, and microbial-rich soil provide the perfect recipe for growing healthy plants, healthy people and a healthy planet.

ORGANIC FARMING IS

To us, organic farming is synonymous with building healthy soil. Healthy soil contains natural microbial life in the soil is unequaled at providing the optimum nutrition to plants.

ORGANIC FARMING IS NOT

Pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. These are all common ingredients in non-organic farming.

When feeding my family, I always try to make choices that keep them well-nourished – but I also hope to raise their consciousness of how our food choices affect the planet. Choosing organic products helps reduce exposure to pesticide residues in your body while also keeping those chemicals out of the soil.
Desiree Nielsen, Registered Dietician

ORGANIC MEANS BETTER FOOD

Studies have found that organic food contains, on average, 25% higher concentrations of eleven different nutrients than their conventionally-grown counterparts! Organic fruits and vegetables have also been shown to be approximately 30% higher in antioxidants.

ORGANIC MEANS CARING FOR THE LAND

Organic farmers work to retain wetlands and other natural areas, protect biodiversity by collecting and preserving seeds and growing unusual varieties and respect the balance of the ecosystem by encouraging wildlife.

ORGANIC MEANS LESS FOSSIL FUELS

A recent farming systems trial conducted by the Rodale Institute concluded that organic farms use 45% less energy than conventional farming practices and still manage to outperform conventional farms in years of drought.