The Three Pillars of Regenerative Organic Certification

Soil Health

  • Build Soil Organic Matter
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Cover Crops
  • Crop Rotations
  • No GMOs or Gene Editing
  • No Soilless Systems
  • No Synthetic Inputs
  • Promotes Biodiversity
  • Rotational Grazing

Animal Welfare

  • Five Freedoms
    • Freedom from discomfort
    • Freedom from fear & distress
    • Freedom from hunger
    • Freedom from pain, injury or disease
    • Freedom to express normal behavior
  • Grass-Fed / Pasture-Raised
  • Limited Transport
  • No CAFOs
  • Suitable Shelter

    Social Fairness

    • Capacity Building
    • Democratic Organizations
    • Fair Payments for Farmers
    • Freedom for Association
    • Good Working Conditions
    • Living Wages
    • Long Term Commitments
    • No Forced Labor
    • Transparency and Accountability

    Find out more about the Regenerative Organic Alliance at regenorganic.org


    How are we engaging in the Regenerative Organics movement?

    Join Us: The Journey to Regenerative Organic Certification

    Rose Marcario | Sep 13, 2017

    Working closely with the Rodale Institute, we created Regenerative Organic Certification to establish a new, high bar for regenerative organic agriculture. 

    Regenerative Organics: Drawing a Line in the Soil

    Rose Marcario | Dec 8, 2016

    In recent years, we've seen a boom in production and sales of organic foods worldwide. The global organic food market is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2105 and 2020, a faster rate than conventionally-grown foods.

    Organic Standards Stem from the Soil

    Rose Marcario | Oct 6, 2017

    For almost 20 years since the “organic” certification first passed, there has been a debate surrounding growing methods. Some foods are grown in soil, and others are grown hydroponically in large buildings and under lights.