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The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.
We are now having to supplement our U.S. orange juice with organic supply from Mexico. It’s the first time in our history that we’ve had to take action like this. Because we, along with the entire Florida citrus industry, have been affected by citrus greening disease, and because of the recent freezes to California citrus, we must go outside the U.S. for additional orange juice supply.
Rest assured our Mexican partners are USDA certified and must legally adhere to the same strict USDA standards that we abide by at Uncle Matt’s Organic. However, Uncle Matt’s Organic remains committed to local sourcing and still uses a vast majority of USA-sourced oranges for our delicious organic OJ. Our goal is still to source all USA oranges and our OJ will return to being fully USA sourced as soon as conditions allow.
By supporting organic farmers, you are helping companies create a more sustainable future.
And, by buying organic, you can feel good about the fact that you are promoting a much cleaner method for producing food that is healthy for you, your family and the planet.
As part of our mission and to further underscore our pledge to consumers, we’ve added a “no flavor packets” sticker to our line of 100 percent organic, great-tasting citrus juices. While Uncle Matt’s Organic has never used flavor packets in our orange juice, the new label will help make it easier for consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.
FAQs: GANEDEN BC30
- The trademarked name for the patented strain of probiotic bacteria, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086
- An ingredient in foods, beverages and supplements
- Safe – It’s NOT a drug – as per our FDA GRAS affirmation
- Clinically studied and supported by over 20 peer reviewed, published papers
- Calorie and gluten-free
- Organic Compliant
- Kosher and halal
- A sustainable, naturally occurring, non-GMO ingredient – no “engineering” here
- Used as an ingredient, ONLY to provide added health benefits to consumers. GanedenBC30 will not change the composition or taste of any product
Safety Assessment Of A Proprietary Preparation Of A Novel Probiotic, Bacillus Coagulans, As A Food Ingredient
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2009; 47: 1231–1238
J.R. Endresa, A. Clewella, K.A. Jadea, T. Farberb, J. Hauswirthc A.G. Schaussa
One-Year Chronic Oral Toxicity With Combined Reproduction Toxicity Study Of A Novel Probiotic, Bacillus Coagulans, As A Food Ingredient
Food and Chemical Toxicology Article in Press
J.R. Endresa, I. Qureshia, T. Farberb, J. Hauswirthc, G. Hirkad, I. Pasicsd, A.G. Schaussa
GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that the FDA has reviewed for safety.
GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that has been the subject of over 20 studies published in peer reviewed journals—which means experts have reviewed the results of the studies.
GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that has been endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Andrew Weil.
In peer reviewed, published clinical studies, GanedenBC30 has been shown to support digestive and immune health, which can become compromised by many factors including travel, poor diet and lack of sleep. These conditions can decrease the levels of good bacteria found in the gut where over 70% of your immune cells reside.
Fresh from farm to tablet, MegaFood is as real as it gets. Since 1973, MegaFood has been committed to making products that use real food from family-owned farms to make a real difference, and has produced some of the most effective and award-winning supplements available today. A pioneer in the natural products industry, MegaFood was the first company to make vitamins from scratch using farm fresh whole foods. MegaFood continues to innovate by sourcing fresh and local foods and manufactures more than 30 beneficial nutrients using their proprietary Slo-Food Process™.
A Family Farm
Phil and Linda Green have owned Kauai Organic Farms for the last 10 years. Originally from Michigan, they met in college and have been married for over 30 years. After moving to North Carolina in 1979, they began visiting Kauai regularly and always knew it held a special place in their heart.
After Phil retired from over twenty years of reforestation work in North Carolina, Phil and Linda decided to pursue their dream of owning a farm in Hawaii. In 2004 they packed up and moved to Kauai. With little knowledge of growing ginger, they took a risk and purchased an established farm growing four acres of ginger. Slowly they expanded and added turmeric and galangal to their product offerings.
Phil and Linda continually make improvements with their growing techniques and cover cropping. They now manage up to 15 employees at any given time and are passionate for sustainable agriculture. They keep extensive records and visit their fields several times a day, continuously inspecting the growth and plant needs.
Phil and Linda continue to enjoy the Kauai lifestyle, taking advantage of the beautiful land and ocean activities, and being active members of their communities. They enjoy watching the sunrise each day, tackling the daily challenges that exist with growing and sustaining a business, and get much satisfaction at the end of the day by watching the sky colors change over their fields. They truly are living their dream.
FAQS: PROBIOTIC WATERS
contain only what mother nature provides! No sweeteners, no preservatives. You can feel good about drinking our Fruit Infused
Probiotic Waters, too, as they are 10 calories or less and 2g of sugar or less per serving. These are great for everyday hydration, your
child’s lunchbox, and even for working out! Our Probiotic Juices are also a smart choice for a nutrient-dense beverage any time of day.
Although its exact historical background is unclear, kombucha is estimated to have been in consumption for about 2000 years, originating in China or Japan, but it is difficult to tell due to the lack of records specific to kombucha from that time period.
The SCOBY often appears as a mat consisting of bacteria and yeasts grown by the kombucha during fermentation. Kombucha brewing is self-replicating — starter (kombucha from a previous batch) is added to a sugared tea, which then begin to ferment this new source of fuel. The yeasts convert sucrose to glucose and fructose during fermentation and the acetic acid producing bacteria then convert fructose into acetic acid (which provides kombucha with its sour flavor and some of its antimicrobial activity). The process can be repeated indefinitely, though placing kombucha in refrigeration will dramatically slow the fermentation process.
The fermentation process naturally produces organic acids and beneficial bacteria that are friendly to your gut. Each batch can vary slightly depending on time, temperature, and fermentation. No probiotics are added the brew, however.
Another concern is that bottles that have been left out can build up a lot of pressure. Be careful when opening the bottle (refrigerate first and open over the sink using a towel).