What Does Rainforest Alliance Certified Mean?

Thirty-eight percent of land is currently being used for farming, and industrial agriculture is the leading polluter of water, according to Rainforest Alliance’s Web site.  That is the reason they created a certification for agriculture to help reduce that impact.

Rainforest Alliance says on their Web site  that, “Rainforest Alliance Certified farms have reduced environmental footprints, are good neighbors to human and wild communities and are often integral parts of regional conservation initiatives.”

Rainforest Alliance Certified means:

  • Less water pollution
  • Less soil erosion
  • Reduced threats to the environment and human health
  • Wildlife habitat is protected
  • Less waste
  • Less water used
  • More efficient farm management
  • Improved conditions for farm workers
  • Improved profitability and competitiveness for farm workers
  • More collaboration between farmers and conservationists

Read more details about these standards here.

Valley Natural Foods is proudly carrying Rainforest Alliance Certified green grapes in our produce department. Click here for a printable coupon good for $.50 off a one lb. purchase. Good for a limited time only.

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