Regenerative Organic Certified Gold: Produce

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Regenerative Organic Certified Gold Is a Top Pick

This label is an add-on to the USDA Organic label with additional stipulations for environmental quality, animal welfare and worker welfare. Farms with the ROC Gold certification must manage 100 percent of all farmland in accordance with the ROC standards and earn 100 percent of their revenue from products that meet the standards. ROC Gold contains additional stipulations around environmental monitoring and worker welfare compared to the Bronze and Silver certifications.

Requires Verification/Inspection

FoodPrint Label Criteria

Crop Production

Produced without industrial pesticides
Synthetic fertilizers or sewage sludge prohibited
GMOs prohibited
Antibiotics prohibited on crops
Biodiversity required
Soil health monitored/measured for improvement over time (soil biome, carbon sequestration, etc)
Requires accounting or modeling of carbon emissions and sequestration

Worker Welfare

Standards and protections for workers on farm
Fair/living wages ensured
Health care insurance ensured
Food Label Glossary

For explanations of some of these technical terms, like “rotational grazing” or “sewage sludge fertilizers,” please visit our glossary.

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