Out of 40 companies, only 4 received an A grade. Nearly half of the companies received a failing or near failing grade (a D or an F) according to CFS. Only RE Botanicals received a perfect score!
The report evaluated the following factors:
- Adoption of USDA certified organic or made with organic ingredients certifications
- Processing method - ethanol/alcohol or CO2
- 3rd Party Testing for pesticides, heavy metals such as lead, and microbiological contaminants
- Transparency to consumers about production practices
The report noted that only 6 companies produce primarily USDA certified organic products, yet only 2 out of the 40 evaluated certify that they are glyphosate residue-free (the pesticide used in RoundUp that is a known carcinogen).
But why is glyphosate residue-free certification so important? Because hemp is a bio-accumulator, it absorbs toxins and pesticides from the soil in which it’s grown. This makes both USDA organic and glyphosate residue-free certification crucial when growing hemp, to ensure residual pesticides don’t end up in hemp oil products.
In addition to testing for glyphosate and pesticides, the CFS said producers of hemp oil products also should be testing all products for heavy metals and microbiological contamination, suggesting that companies source non-GMO ethanol and “avoid other GMO ingredients that may be coming soon such as GMO hemp oil produced using synthetic biology.” As a USDA certified organic company all of RE Botanicals' products are free of heavy metals, contamination, and GMOs.
Moms Across America is proud to offer a product from a company that is committed to following the USDA certified organic regulations and providing full transparency through rigorous third-party testing and certifications. They ensure that there are no pesticides, toxins, heavy metals or other contaminants in the soil growing their products or in the products they are producing for you to put in your body.