ORGANIC PIONEERS FROM THE BEGINNING
Nature’s Path products were the first USDA certified organic cereals and since then our company and founders have worked tirelessly to keep organic advocacy at the forefront of our mission. We continue to invest in farmland in order to convert it to organic and to 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.
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.