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Whole food supplement company gives over $1,000 to help raise awareness of the importance of organic farming
PALMYRA, Wis. (March 1, 2012)—Standard Process Inc. recently contributed $1,420 to Organic Seed Alliance (OSA). The contribution was a result of Standard Process’ 2010 pledge to support organic farming and farmers. The company said it would donate proceeds from its recently released book, “Quality From Seed to Supplement,” to an organization also championing organic farming. The organization was selected from three choices based on an online poll of Standard Process’ Facebook fans.
OSA advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. The group accomplishes its goals through collaborative education, research, and advocacy with organic farmers and other seed professionals. Standard Process’ contribution helps OSA foster organic seed systems that meet the needs of organic farmers and the communities they serve.
“Organic Seed Alliance appreciates the support of industry members like Standard Process, a company that both supports important organizations like ours while also actively participating in organic seed system development,” said Micaela Colley, executive director of OSA.
Standard Process Farm Manager Christine Mason understands the challenges facing farmers who want to use organic seed. Since quality organic seeds are difficult to source, every year Standard Process saves as much of its own seed as possible from its crops. Mason believes having OSA receive the contributions was a natural fit, “OSA is a very deserving organization because it does so much for the agricultural community through its efforts to help overcome the challenges facing the organic seed industry.”
“Quality From Seed to Supplement” showcases the natural beauty of sustainable organic farming on the Standard Process Farm. From photos of its rich, organic soil to the setting sun over fields of whole food goodness, the images in the book let readers experience the Standard Process Farm, located in Palmyra, Wis., from afar.
To learn more about Standard Process and its organic farming practices, please visit standardprocess.com, check out its Facebook page at facebook.com/standardprocess, or follow Farm Manager Christine Mason on Twitter @Christine_at_SP.
About Standard Process Inc.
For more than 80 years, Standard Process, headquartered in Palmyra, Wis., has provided high-quality, whole food nutritional supplements through health care professionals. Standard Process offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process whole food supplements, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas and MediHerb herbal supplements. The products are available only through health care professionals.
Standard Process is involved in every step of production. The company grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farmland, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and employs the highest quality control standards. Standard Process strictly adheres to the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practice requirements. Through these measures, Standard Process can ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and potency. Standard Process was recently named a Top 100 Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin and is a member of the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll.
For additional information about Standard Process, visit standardprocess.com .