Certified Organic & Non-GMO

Banyan farming cooperative in India

 

When you purchase certified organic herbs and products from Banyan Botanicals, you can be confident that you are making a healthful choice, while also contributing to a healthier planet. In order to meet the USDA’s stringent organic standards our entire line of supply is regularly inspected by independent 3rd party certifying agencies. This includes the fields and farms in India, our suppliers’ manufacturing and production facilities, and our warehouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a company that supports people in achieving health and well-being, we are firm believers in the importance of the organic movement. Ingesting the highest quality food and herbs is fundamental to creating a healthy lifestyle. In addition to encouraging our customers to eat organic, we are committed to supplying them with herbs and products made with organic ingredients. We offer the largest selection of organic Ayurvedic herbs in the United States and invest in projects that will continue to expand the range of organic Ayurvedic herbs available in the future.

Organic Farming and Production

Organic herbs are 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 farming enhances ecological harmony by:

  • Promoting biodiversity, biological cycles and soil enrichment
  • Utilizing methods that minimize pollution from air, soil and water
  • Optimizing the health of soil, plant, animals and people

Certified Organic herbs and products marketed in the United States must be grown and processed according to the standards set by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Organic producers must adhere to strict regulations in order to maintain certification. Banyan’s entire supply line has been inspected and approved by third party certifying agencies accredited by the USDA.

This ensures that from the field to the final product our certified organic herbs and products are produced without:

  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients
  • Sewage sludge
  • Genetic engineering (GMOs)
  • Ionizing radiation

Look for certification and the USDA seal on products labeled “organic.” It’s your assurance that the product has been grown and handled without harmful chemicals and pesticides, in accordance with the USDA’s strict organic standards.

If you would like a copy of our complete organic certificate or product list faxed or emailed to you, or for any other inquiries concerning our organic status and certification, please contact our customer service team by email: info@banyanbotanicals.com

Non-GMO Ingredients

If a product is certified organic, it is by its very nature non-GMO. Part of the organic certification process bans the use of genetically modified organisms in any form throughout the entire cultivation process—from farming to the processing of organic products. Banyan Botanicals is 100% certified organic, meaning we never use GMOs or, for that matter, chemical pesticides, antibiotics, and synthetic fertilizers—which are also prohibited when growing organically. And for all of us who love animals, the welfare of animals is closely monitored for acquiring and maintaining organic certification.

Since GMO crops require the use of environmentally damaging herbicides and directly conflict with the principles of growing organically, we are dedicated to making sure our products are safe, healthy, organic, and non-GMO. To this end, we at Banyan Botanicals are proud to join the Non-GMO Project. 

The Non-GMO Project certification process is separate from the organic certification process. We are currently working on non-GMO certification for all of our bulk herbs and tablets, and we expect to have the majority of our bulk herbs and tablets non-GMO certified by the end of 2018. As each product gets its certification, look for a Non-GMO Project logo on the product label.

We passionately love our planet and deeply respect the wise herbs that are here as our companions. Likewise, we are proud to be your companion in supporting your health and happiness through the use of safe, organic, non-GMO, and effective herbs.

Visit Our Farms

The video playlist below contains short segments from trips to the farms where Banyan's herbs come from.

Links for More Information

USDA National Organics Program—This site provides information on the organic standards and regulations that Banyan Botanicals complies with in order to offer certified organic herbs and products.

 

Non-GMO Project logo

Non-GMO Project—A nonprofit organization, the Non-GMO Project believes that everyone has a right to know what is in their food, and they are committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

 

New Mexico Department of Agriculture—The NMOCC is an accredited certifying agency of the USDA National Organics Program. As a New Mexico based company, Banyan Botanicals uses our state certifying agency for the certification of our Albuquerque production facility and many of our herbs and products.

 

Soil Association—This association is the UK’s leading environmental charity promoting sustainable and organic farming. As the leading international organic certifier, the Soil Association has the highest and most comprehensive standards in the world. Banyan’s suppliers of organic herbs from India are certified with oversight from the Soil Association.

 

Control Union World Group—An independent third party certifier based in the Netherlands, this group does the actual inspections of the farms and facilities of Banyan’s suppliers in India. They are an accredited certifier for both the USDA and the Soil Association.

 

Organic Trade Association—This website contains a wealth of information—including organic definitions, answers to questions about organics, benefits of organic farming on the global environment, species diversification, soil health, nutrition benefits of eating organic, organics as an alternative to genetic engineering, and much more.