Our EnviroKidz foods are always deliciously organic, thanks to our proud papa & founder, Arran Stephens, who’s been sharing the organic love for more than 40 years. From creating the first USDA certified organic cereals, to buying farmland for organic farmers, to helping communities and team members grow their own organic gardens, Arran has kept his organic vision front and centre.
Organic looks out for the health of people and the planet. Organic food is grown with nature’s methods – tried, tested, and true – and promises healthy soil and sustainability for generations to come. And instead of using harmful chemicals or genetically modified seeds to grow food, organic farmers work with help from nature: compost, cover crops, and healthy, living soil.
The organic label tells you how your food has been grown, and every farmer or food-maker must meet strict federal standards. In the US and Canada, both the USDA Organic Logo and Canadian Organic Logo tell you that a product is certified organic.
Good for kids
Organic farmers “feed the soil, not the plant.” They build healthy soil by using compost, manure, cover crops, crop rotations and other natural methods. Healthy organic soil then contains all the vitamins and minerals it needs to feed the plants that grow from it. Organic farmers grow the most nourishing – and in our opinion the most delicious – fruits, grains, and vegetables.
A recent study by the Organic Trade Association says more parents are choosing organic food because it helps them take better care of themselves and their children. (i) Other studies show that organic foods contain, on average, 25% higher concentrations of 11 different nutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts! (ii)
Good for the planet, too
That healthy soil created by organic farmers? It’s not just good news for us! The earth benefits, too. Organic farming is based on sustainability – it helps preserve the land for us and for our children. To protect our soil and water, organic farms avoid using harmful chemicals – for instance, they use beneficial insects like ladybugs to prey on pests instead of insecticides that might hurt bees, fish, and animals.
Organic farmers are all about working in sync with the environment to preserve healthy wetlands and other natural areas, promote biodiversity, and create balanced ecosystems by encouraging wildlife. Not only that, but a recent farming systems trial conducted by the Rodale Institute concluded that organic farms use 45% less energy than conventional farming practices and outperform conventional farms in years of drought.
Passionate about organics? Take action!
- Vote with your dollars in support of sustainable food and agriculture. Look for the certified organic seal.
- Get your hands dirty and grow your own food - the organic way. Not sure where to start? Check out Organic Gardening Magazine and the Nature’s Path blog for some tips.
- Support community organic garden projects in your community.
i Source: U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes & Beliefs 2014 Tracking Study, Organic Trade Association, June, 2014
ii Source: New Evidence Supports the nutritional Superiority of Organic Plant-based Foods, C. Benbrook, et. Al., The Organic Center State of Science Review, March 2008