If Lost Empire Herbs is all about natural herbs, why is nothing labeled organic?
To answer this question, you need to understand the bureaucracy involved in organic labelling. Essentially, every step along the way from where it is grown to processed to packaged must be certified organic.
The Lost Empire Herbs facility where we produce herbs is not certified for organic production. Because of this we can’t include the USDA certified organic symbol, nor any other, on our packaging.
We’re working on that and hope to have that available in the future. Maybe the next year or two.
But many of our products are USDA certified organic before they get to us. Here’s the list of those:
- Lion’s Mane
- Beet Juice Powder
- He Shou Wu Spagyric Tincture (but not Powder)
In addition, a USDA certified organic is in the pipeline for:
Now, just because our other products don’t make that list doesn’t mean they’re loaded with pesticides and GMO’s, aka that they’re conventional products.
Others are organic but are grown in places that are not certified. With some farms, especially in other countries, organic certification can be cost prohibitive.
Even in the USA, for our Ashwagandha farm for instance, everything is organically grown, even biodynamic, but not certified as such.
And then there’s the whole difficulty of wildharvested herbs. This is more organic than organic in that it’s done wildly in nature! Yet because of this it is very difficult to certify as organic.
For instance, our Pine Pollen comes from wild pine trees. We’ve done a comprehensive pesticides report which came back with flying colors. Yet this doesn’t make it officially organic.
So this article is to show what is at least close to that official seal of approval, and why we don’t currently have it.
If this didn’t answer all your questions on the topic, please leave a comment below.