I’m a certified reading addict. I read labels on cans, toilet paper wrappers, and cereal boxes and anything else I can get my hands on. I just finished a box of Kashi Organic Blueberry Clusters and learned a lot just by reading the back of the box. According to Kashi, less than 1% of U.S. farmland is organic. Our land and its products have been poisoned by chemicals and poisons. These practices are harmful to the soil, to the beneficial insects, to the birds and to us.
But, before a farm can be designated as “organic”, they must cease using chemicals and other artificial practices and employ strict organic methods for a minimum of three years in order to give the earth time to heal itself. Kashi has created the Certified Transitional program to support farmers as they take the three year process to Organic Certification. The products produced in the meantime cannot be labeled organic until this process is completed and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture, which can take another three to six months. Kashi has paid Certified Transitional Farmers an additional $1 million plus for their ingredients to help them through this process. Look for this symbol. Every time you enjoy any product with this symbol you help a farmer transition their farmland to organic practices.
Just another everyday way.
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“I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.” Albert Schweitzer
*This is not intended to be an advertisement for Kashi. It is just to make you aware of one more little thing that we can do to help make the world a better place.