Welcome to theUS ORGANIC ASSOCIATION
USOA’s mission is to be the global leader in promoting sustainable organic practices.
Here at the US Organic Association we love to work with new individuals that are just learning of the benefits of living “Organic” in their lives. To be “Organic” does not mean it has to be complicated, expensive or time consuming.
In fact the dictionary definition of organic is very simple.
Organic or·gan·ic relating to or derived from living matter, relating to or denoting compounds containing carbon and chiefly or ultimately of biological origin. Food or farming methods produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.
Simply put, anyone that wants to make the process of living “Organic” more complicated than it has to be; is in our opinion only interested in charging supper high prices for their products. The US Organic Association believes that it can be at the forefront of promoting the healthy organic lifestyle while keeping it simple.
There are many benefits to living an “Organic” lifestyle.
Being organic means considering all of life and the medium- and long-term effect of the agro-ecosystem. It aims to produce to establish as sustainable way of life with an ecological balance. Those involved in the organic industry take a proactive approach as opposed to treating problems after they emerge. The US Organic Association works to promote this understand and this vision and embrace it
Organic is a holistic production method that is better for our environment and better for our health. That is the reason so many people support organic, because it is more than just an investment in their well-being. They are also supporting sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices for all human, plant and animal welfare.
People are becoming fully aware of how of products are made can have a major impact on their mental and emotional health as well as the environment. Organic products often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their counterparts and people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
USOA Certification Benifits
Organic products contain fewer pesticides. Chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food and supplements we eat.
Organic products don’t contain chemical preservatives that make them last longer.
Organic methods of production are better for the environment. Organic practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy.
Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts. Feeding livestock animal byproducts increases the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Organically-raised animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, which help to keep them healthy.
Organic is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.