|Currently there are only a few distilleries that produce organic tequila. (Article 12 April 2009)
What does "organic" mean. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.
|3 Amigos Tequila Awarded Organic Certification
Press Release: April 13, 2009 - (San Bartolo Farms, Phoenix, Ariz.) – 3 Amigos Blanco Tequila earned its organic certification in the United States and the European Union, making it one of the world’s first tequilas to achieve the distinction.
4 Copas Tequila
The first certified organic tequila. We are doing our part to improve the well being of the earth, the farmers and those who love our tequila: 4 Copas uses only organic nutrition on its certified organic plants and no chemicals in the process of making this incredible tequila.
Casa Noble Tequila
Casa Noble, a family-owned distillery founded over 200 years ago in Jalisco, Mexico, celebrates its official endorsement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as certified organic, marking its arrival as one of only two certified organic tequilas available worldwide. Attention to authentic tequila production methods and innovative distillation approaches have in turn garnered the brand widespread accolades. April 6, 2009.
Resources and Links
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) - Since 1973, CCOF has been a leading organic certifier. http://www.ccof.org/
Organic.org - Our mission is to educate people on the benefits of organic agriculture, food and products. http://www.organic.org/
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
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