02.14.2024 | Author:| Category: Chocolate & Cocoa, Coconut, Quality & Certifications
Many people have heard of sommeliers, or wine experts, but have you heard of sensory scientists? Global Organics has a team of trained panelists who conduct sensory evaluations on products such as dark, white, and milk chocolates. Our team’s knowledge of chocolate is extensive and our sensory program is one way we can become your organic chocolate experts. So yes, part of our job is to eat chocolate!Read more
01.25.2024 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Coconut, Organic & Sustainability
In the heart of Indonesia, where the tropical breeze carries whispers of tradition and the fertile lands of Java cradle a sweet secret, there exists a cultural legacy known as coconut sugar. Referred to as “gula kelapa” in the local tongue, this granulated sweetener has a history dating back to the 17th century and has woven itself into the culinary and cultural heritage of the Indonesian people. Join us on a journey as we delve into the intricate tapestry of coconut sugar, exploring its cultivation, the traditions it encompasses, and the sustainability challenges it faces.Read more
01.05.2024 | Author:| Category: Quality & Certifications, Company News
As we approach the imminent deadline of March 19, 2024, for the implementation of the USDA NOP Rule "Strengthening Organic Enforcement" (SOE), we want to ensure that our organic community is well-informed and prepared for the upcoming changes.
The National Organic Program (NOP) has recently introduced the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule. This rule is all about boosting the integrity of the organic supply chain, preventing sneaky organic fraud, and enhancing the traceability of organic ingredients and finished products.Read more
02.13.2023 | Author:| Category: Organic & Sustainability, Company News
BRUSSELS, 13 MONDAY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns against the misuse of claims, labels, or communication initiatives about food products, that contribute to greenwashing and hinder the agroecological transition towards sustainable food systems. Claims and labels on packages range from regenerative, local, organic to ecological agriculture. However, not all that glitters is gold, or green in this case, and the increasing use of the term “regenerative agriculture” is a case in point.
At Global Organics, we broadly support organic agriculture, and Regenerative Organic Certification. We appreciate IFOAM's efforts to call out greenwashing risks to our industry.
01.18.2023 | Author:| Category: Organic & Sustainability, Company News
As reported in The Washington Post, the USDA moves to crack down on ‘organic’ fraud
— The agency will boost its oversight of organic products in one of the biggest-ever changes to the National Organic Program
Tom Chapman, chief executive of the Organic Trade Association, said the updates represent “the single largest revision to the organic standards since they were published in 1990.” They should go a long way toward boosting confidence in the “organic” label, Chapman said, noting that the move “raises the bar to prevent bad actors at any point in the supply chain.
12.13.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, Company News
Zane Kareem Adams, Co-CEO of Buchi states, "Sugar is an interesting crop because it is very environmentally intensive, not only with growing but also with the harvesting process, and we have struggled a lot to find ways to grow sugar without doing deep detrimental harm to our food system."
After searching for an organic and regenerative supply partner, Buchi landed on Global Organics and verified the supplier through mutual friends. Global Organics partner's with Brazil's Natíve Green Cane Project, which bills itself as the world's largest sustainable agriculture project that is completely carbon neutral.
"We can't actually do well for each other and our planet if we aren't very curious, careful, and mindful about the inputs that we use to make the product, the process, and how our products get to the store.”
04.05.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Organic & Sustainability, Company News
Known throughout Brazil and abroad for its sustainable practices, Natíve Organics, based in Sertaozinho, became the first Brazilian company to achieve the international certification – Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) for regenerative organic agriculture. The certification, established in 2017, is for food, textiles and personal care ingredients. ROC farms meet the highest standards int the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness...Read more
04.04.2022 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners
As one of the largest organic projects in the world, the Native Green Cane Project (our supply partner for organic cane sugar) attracts some noteworthy media attention. We’ve summarized a few of our favorites so you can learn the fascinating story behind Native’s organic cane sugar...Read more
04.01.2022 | Author:| Category: Fruit & Vegetable, Company News
Cambridge, Mass. (April 1st, 2022) — After many months of working with our Blueberry Partner, Global Organics, Ltd is excited to be the first to bring to market “Organic Single-Berry Juice Pressings”.
Each pressing is produced from the juice of only a single berry.
While we are all familiar with single varietal wines and coffees, single-berry juicing is a totally new innovation. By not pressing thousands of pounds of fruit at the same time, we are able to fully honor the true flavor of each individual blueberry.
Each berry is picked at the peak of ripeness and rushed separately to the processing center. Upon arrival, the berry is carefully inspected, washed, cold pressed, packaged and Identity-preserved.
“We believe small-batch kombucha brewers and juice brands are crying out for this level of specificity,” states Paul Whitman, Fruit & Vegetable Category Manager, Global Organics.
Global Organics will be showcasing Single-Berry Cold Pressed Blueberry Purée at KombuchaKon on April 1st. We hope the crowds will understand when the samples offered will be very, very small.
12.06.2021 | Author:| Category: Cane Sugar & Sweeteners, Company News
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Dec. 06, 2021) – Global Organics is proud to recognize its longtime partner, Natíve, for becoming the first Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) sugar producer. Over the last 35 years, Natíve’s Green Cane Project has reinvented cane sugar growing and processing. By focusing on soil health and biodiversity, integrating sustainability at all levels of their operation, and ensuring social fairness to farm workers, Natíve’s Green Cane Project has been long recognized as the model for sustainability.Read more