Stemilt Responsible Choice: Produce

Stemilt Responsible Choice Label

This label is run by the Stemilt produce company and does have some social justice attributes and basic environmental sustainability requirements.

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)**
*Discouraged but not prohibited
**Some assessment of soil health is required, but is not comprehensive

Worker Welfare

Standards and protections for workers on farm*
Fair/living wages ensured*
Health care insurance ensured
*Some standards exist, but not as comprehensive as Food Justice Certified
Food Label Glossary

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

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