Beyond Organic: Dr. Bronner's To Test-Pilot NSF 'Regenerative' Certification
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Regenerative Organic Certified program, launching on a pilot basis this year, could appeal to personal-care brands looking to distinguish themselves from the growing organic crowd or signal their commitment to organic agricultural principles, soil health, farmworker justice and animal welfare with a single logo. NSF International will serve as the sole certifying organization initially.
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