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What is
Regenerative Organic?

Regenerative organic farming goes beyond sustainable. It steadily improves the health of the earth and everything that lives on it, including us.

Farmer Idalia Margarita Ruiz Rodriguez harvests ripe Rosa mangoes near Managua, Nicaragua. The farm grows for Sol Simple, one of the first companies in the world to earn Regenerative Organic certification.
Photo by Amy Kumler

The Way Forward

Turning agriculture from a problem into a solution

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The Rewards of
Regenerative Organic

When soil is healthy, many benefits flow.

More Nutritious Food

Evidence suggests what common sense has always told us: that fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains regeneratively grown in rich, organic soil hold onto more nutrients. Eating a tomato grown with these practices, for example, can deliver more cancer-fighting flavonoids than one raised conventionally.

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A Climate We Can Handle

Regenerative organic systems are rich in trees, perennials and living, microbe-rich soil. Trees and perennials (such as certain cover crops) excel at drawing down carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas causing the climate crisis. They drip it through their roots into the soil, where microbes ingest the carbon and keep it in the ground.

Restored Topsoil

If we keep farming conventionally, the world’s topsoil, which produces nearly all our food, will disappear within 60 years. Regenerative organic farming creates thriving populations of microbes, which break down organic matter (dead plants) into topsoil. Also, RO systems like agroforests and perennial plants have well-developed roots that keep topsoil from eroding.

Regenerative Organic Farming Practices

These are modern versions of techniques developed over centuries, from all parts of the earth. Sidelined by conventional farming for the past 70 years, they’re a bright alternative.

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Cover Crops
Compost
Crop Rotation
Intercropping
Low- to No-Tilling
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Restorative Grazing
Perennial Crops

Regenerative Organic Certification

In 2017, we partnered with several other brands to establish Regenerative Organic Certified™, the world’s highest-bar organic designation. To be RO certified, farms must meet robust standards for soil health, animal welfare and worker fairness. Learn more about RO certification here.

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