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Why Organic

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Annie’s, at its core, is a company built on an ever-deepening commitment to bettering the world. Our commitment began on day one with natural ingredients; today we continue to advance that commitment by supporting organic and sustainable farming.

Farming is directly connected to nature, and to you. To make the food you eat, farmers harvest crops that grow in the earth. Those crops become ingredients. This means we all depend on soil, water and biodiversity in order to eat. How farmers farm has a massive impact on nature; it’s up to farmers, food companies like Annie’s, and eaters like you to decide if that impact will be a positive or negative one.

Recognizing that synthetic pesticides may harm beneficial insects including pollinators, or drift beyond a farmer’s field, affecting nearby fields and ecosystems, we are actively working across our value chain to limit these unintended and potentially harmful impacts.

We want people to enjoy their favorite foods, made with people and our planet in mind.

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USDA Organic

The USDA Organic standard is a robust and comprehensive legal framework dedicated to minimizing synthetic pesticides through the use of cultural and preventative practices before the application of approved organic crop protection products. And the organic standard goes beyond this: organic farmers emphasize healthy, living, nutritionally balanced soil as the foundation of crop, livestock, and of sustainable and successful farming.

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The Power of Organic


Well managed organic farming helps support:

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    Non-GMO

    The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic cracker producer can’t use any GMO ingredients.

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    Reduced Chemical Impacts

    Organic farmers focus on using natural methods to combat pests. Most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are prohibited in organic farming.

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    Organic Livestock

    Organic livestock farmers and ranchers accommodate the health and natural behavior of their animals, including access to pasture for the entire grazing season and no antibiotics or added growth hormones.

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  • Women holding organic soil with earthworm in it

    Healthier Soil

    Organic farms emphasize supporting healthy, living soil through practices like crop rotation, cover crops, and controlling erosion.

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    Water Quality

    Well managed organic systems can protect and enhance water quality.

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    More Biodiversity

    More biodiversity means that pollinators and other beneficial critters can do their essential jobs.

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    Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Well-managed organic systems can increase the return of carbon to the soil.

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    Reduced Exposure to Pesticides

    Farmers, farm workers and farm communities have reduced exposure to synthetic pesticides.