When you’re looking at a food label, whether it’s to understand the directions of how to cook it, or checking the ingredients list or the expiry date, but have you come across a logo claiming that it is certified pertaining to the environment? Some of the popular certification include:
Rainforest Alliance Certified: aims for social and environmental responsibility (hey, that sounds like OPIRG!) that is set out by strict criteria in the sustainable agricultural network. This means that farmers receive higher than minimum wage, and the soil is not eroded, and there are no chemicals entering the watersources. The Rainforest Alliance was first created by the Chiquita banana farm when workers wanted improvements in exports as the waterways were initially clogged with plastic bags that were used to package the bananas. There are now more than 3,000 brands that are rainforest alliance certified.
- Califia farms
- Clif bar
- McDonald’s coffee
- Marley Coffee