If you haven’t heard yet, the Regenerative Organic Alliance is releasing a new certification label —the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) — sometime this spring!! Something I am extremely excited about as I truly believe regenerative organic farming is the way of the future.
So, what is Regenerative Organic farming Certification and how does it differ from the Organic farming certification?
According to The Regenerative Alliance, “Regenerative organic (RO) is built on organic. Basically, in order to be Regenerative Organic Certified, or ROC, farms must first be certified USDA Organic or its equivalent if the farm is international.”
But, here’s where it gets interesting — the ROC label takes it a step further!
The Regenerative Organic Certification requires specific practices for building soil health + includes requirements for animal welfare and social fairness.
Meaning, any ROC certified product or ingredient you purchase in the future is guaranteed to have been made with care for people, animals, and the planet. Basically, it encompasses the fair trade, organic, and humanely certified labels all into one! One of the many reasons I am so passionate about regenerative agriculture.
The Regenerative Organic Alliance has been working tirelessly the past few years fine tuning and collaborating with farmers, ranchers, nonprofits, and various brands to ensure that this new certification standard not only reflects the best regenerative organic practices as they emerge, but provides clear and practical resource for farmers and certifiers. 1
To date, there are two products on the market that have been officially ROC approved.
1) Grain Place Foods’ popcorn &
2) Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil.
You can expect to start seeing more ROC products in the coming months.
Ill be sharing more on regenerative agriculture these next few months as this is something that I am really excited about! But in the mean time, make sure to check out Regenerative Organic’s website for more information!
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