Organically Speaking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) divides organic products into four categories: crops, livestock, processed products and wild crops.¹ According to USDA regulations, if produce is certified to have been grown in soil without the application of prohibited substances for three years prior to harvest, then it can be called organic.²
The problem is that certified organic fruit and vegetables have tested positive for synthetic pesticide residues likely due to contamination.³ Once a farm has been organically certified, its produce is not tested utilizing the same standards as AIM.
Even though the AIM products are not certified as USDA organic, we believe that our product quality testing is more thorough than organic procedures. Why? Because AIM does things much differently.
All of our products are independently tested by AIM as well as by third-party laboratories to ensure the absence of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. It does not end there.
Products are also tested for the presence of residue from over 25 different classes of cleaning solvents as well as for microbiological (bacteria) safety, heavy metals and several other nutritional markers.
The presence of any harmful substances is cause for an immediate rejection by the quality assurance department. This ensures only safe, high-quality nutritional products for AIM Members.
References:
1 bit.ly/OrganicallyCertified
2 bit.ly/Organic_Produce
3 bit.ly/OrganicTesting

Published by The AIM Companies

The AIM Companies pioneered the use of plants—barley, carrots, and beets—as vehicles to deliver the body concentrated nutrition conveniently. Founded in 1982 in Nampa, Idaho, The AIM Companies has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, providing AIM products to more than 30 countries around the world.

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