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Key Definitions for Earth Day

April 20, 2020

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22! To celebrate all week long, we’ll be introducing you to brands that are dedicated to thoughtful farming practices. But before we delve into their stories, here are a few key definitions.

ORGANIC

What is it? Sustainable farming in a way that’s safer for you and the planet. That means no pesticides, GMOs (aka genetically modified organisms), or synthetic fertilizers.
Why buy: Fewer chemicals, more nature! You’re putting your health and the planet first.

REGENERATIVE

What is it? Views the land as one living organism, focusing on healthy soil, water, and more to help sequester carbon and reverse climate change.
Why buy: It’s all about healing the earth to leave it in a better place.

BIODYNAMIC®

What is it? Think of it as the OG regenerative method: a holistic approach using the biodiversity of the farm—waste from one part, becomes the energy for another—to make it more self-renewing and sustainable.
Why buy: You’ll enjoy more nutrient-dense foods while taking care of the planet.

SUSTAINABLY FARMED

What is it? A system of farming methods that focuses on financial support for farmers, ethical treatment for animals, and preservation of our natural resources.
Why buy: Because it ensures a thriving future for our food supply, farmers, and the environment.

ETHICALLY SOURCED

What is it? Products are made in a way where everyone involved is treated (and paid) fairly, and paired with sustainable practices by local farmers and artisans.
Why buy: Get better-quality items that also benefit local communities.

GAP CERTIFIED

What is it? Only 1% of meat on the market is certified by the Global Animal Partnership, a nonprofit that sets the strictest guidelines for humanely raising and handling animals.
Why buy: You’ll enjoy the most exceptional proteins available from well-treated animals with the freedom to graze.

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