Organic is a labeling term for food or other agricultural products produced according to the USDA organic regulations. These standards require integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices by promoting resource cycling, ecological balance, and biodiversity conservation. So organic operations must maintain or enhance soil and water quality while conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. It also prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering.
Producers must raise all organic crops and livestock in a system that emphasizes protecting natural resources; plant and animal health; preventative management of pests, diseases, and predators; and compliant use of allowed materials. In addition, all organic products must be protected from prohibited substances and methods from the ﬁeld to the point of ﬁnal sale, whether it is a raw agricultural commodity or a multi-ingredient, processed product.
USDA Certification provides you, the consumer, assurance of the organic product’s integrity.
Organic certification verifies that the farm or handling facility of USDA labeled products comply with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations. One can not use the USDA organic seal on products or refer to them as certified organic if they do not meet or exceed these specific organic standards.
The following products can use the USDA organic seal:
- Processed or multi-ingredient products that have been certified organic and contain 95 to 100 percent organic content.
- Raw agricultural commodities that have been certified organic.
The following products CAN NOT use the USDA organic seal:
- Processed or multi-ingredient products that contain less than 95 percent organic content.
- Any product that has not been certified organic by an accredited certifying agent.
Products that contain at least 70 percent organic content may be labeled as “made with” up to three specified organic ingredients but not labeled with the USDA organic seal. A certifying agent must oversee these products.
If your product contains less than 70 percent organic content, any organic ingredients are specified on the list of ingredients.
Hemp seed oil is distinctly different from CBD oil. While CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp seed oil has its own benefits, but it does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.
Hemp is a plant, a variety of cannabis that is grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Brain Body Health CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.
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