It used to be enough to just be concerned about glyphosate and GMOs in our food. But the fact is today there are hundreds of other unhealthful pesticides that the chemical companies have developed and are being used on our food. At Moms Across America, we have always insisted on total transparency and have been a pioneer in eliminating toxins from the food supply, initiating the very first glyphosate testing project in America in 2013. One of our major goals is to have more glyphosate-free products that you can trust.
Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified
We support certifications such as Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified, USDA Organic, and the others listed below as tools that help people to avoid glyphosate. However, we think you deserve more. You want to buy the most healthy food available for your family. We’re aware that you want to take a stand with your purchasing dollars by only purchasing foods that are healthy for people. But healthy for the planet, and represent ethical business practices as well. We heard you, and we have responded with the Moms Across America Gold Standard.
With the MAA Gold Standard, we are supplementing already proven certifications to create an exceptional level of verification. Mainly for components such as ingredient transparency, fair wages, the biodegradability of packaging, and more. From seed to supermarket we’re forging a new standard for a healthy planet. That’s why Moms Across America created the utmost level of verification with the multi-tiered Gold Standard.
Gold Standard brands are working towards or have achieved the most stringent standards available today so you can trust their products and company practices. MAA Gold Standard companies have achieved superior levels of organic practices and eco-friendly procedures. All so that you can trust the products they provide. We are not trying to circumvent current certification processes. We recognize the value of these organizations and their methodologies – we just want to do more.
Learn more about the Gold Standard
So when you shop look for the certifications below, read the labels, but keep your eyes open for the Gold. Tell your favorite brands you insist on the MAA Gold Standard. Ask them to take our survey to see if they qualify. Together we can shift the marketplace for a healthier future for us all.
|HEALTHY TRADITIONS organic foods are batch-tested for glyphosate. Can be bought online. Worth every penny. This is the gold standard seal. (BEST)|
|CCOF (Calif Certified Organic Farmers)|
|OREGON TILTH foods are 5% pesticide-tested- but only rarely is the more expensive single glyphosate test used. (BETTER)|
|GLYPHOSATE-FREE CERTIFIED –This new certification is barely on the market,. http://biochecked.com/tag/glyphosate-free-certified -will retest foods annually.|
|GLYPHOSATE RESIDUE FREE – the Detox Project. Glyphosate Residue Free certification verifies that food and supplement products do not contain the World’s most used herbicide. Glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen” according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.|
|BIODYNAMIC/DEMETER bee-friendly (uses no pesticides) emphasizing gentle, natural soil regeneration and seed development, with minimal outside additives, and restoration of natural systems and life of the soil.|
www.demeter-usa.org/downloads/Demeter-At-A-Glance.pdf Not glyphosate tested, (BEST)
|CERTIFIED NATURALLY GROWN SEAL simple for farmers to transition to, bee-friendly, and manure used may not be from animals fed GE feed.|
www.cngfarming.org/alprosubstances Not glyphosate tested, (BETTER)
USDA ORGANIC guidelines for fertilizer sources are unclear, so fertilizers from animals may contain pesticides – ‘Natural’ pesticides are allowed. “Manures from conventional systems are allowed in organic production, including manure from livestock grown in conﬁnement and from those that have been fed GE feeds.” https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=67
There are organic growers with integrity, so know your grower, buy local.
|GROWING YOUR OWN – assures that you know what is in your food.|
(As GOOD as it GETS!) Save your own seeds or buy biodynamic or organic. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has the largest free seed catalog in the world. They support Moms Across America and are wonderful people!