Glyphosate is the world’s most-used weed killer (herbicide). In 2015 the World Health Organization's cancer body IARC determined that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans. A very well-publicized testing report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found glyphosate in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children.
The Detox Project is a research and certification organization that encourages transparency in the food and supplement industries. To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project, a product must have no glyphosate residues down to government-recognized limits of detection (LODs) for food samples (usually 0.01 ppm), and lower levels than default government Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in the European Union and Japan, which are the strictest MRLs in the world.
“We are happy that groups like The Detox Project exist to shed light on the dangers of Glyphosate and have the ability to offer consumers peace of mind via their certification process,” said White Leaf Provisions CEO Meghan Rowe. “We as parents and also food business owners, play a big role in terms of developing healthy and safe eating habits for kids. We see growing concerns surrounding the effects of Glyphosate exposure and we wanted to offer parents some peace of mind by partnering with the Detox Project."
White Leaf Provisions is a family-run business that has launched the first line of 100 percent regeneratively farmed, biodynamic organic baby food throughout the US.
“We are seeing more and more parents research and demand more purity and transparency in the food choices for their little ones, we build upon organic and GMO-free requirements by sourcing ingredients that are regeneratively farmed," said Keith Rowe, co-founder of White Leaf Provisions. "The goal of biodynamic farmers is to not only avoid harming the environment, as is the case with organic agriculture, but go beyond organic requirements to regenerate the land and farm, create a diversified and balanced ecosystem in a holistic manner."
All White Leaf Provisions baby food blends are certified by Demeter, who is an international certifying group for Biodynamic farming and processing. The Demeter certification is the gold standard for regenerative farming and is the oldest ecological certification in the world.