SukhiAnna: Organic Certification

Unlike marketing claims such as “natural“, “sustainable“, “green“, or “local,” the word “organic” is defined in Federal law and regulated through an extensive certification process, from field to fork.

“Organic Production” is defined by the USDA National Organic Program regulation as “a production system that is managed … to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.”

In Simplified terms, the National Organic Program regulations require conditions like:

  • 3 years with no application of prohibited materials (no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or GMOs), prior to the first harvest of organic crops;
  • no use of genetically engineered organisms or irradiation;
  • use of organic seeds and planting stock
  • no field burning to dispose crop residues

Many such conditions are required to get Certified as “Organic” under USDA.

Organic Products by SukhiAnna Hold following Certificates & Quality Standards