Woodstock Farms - Organic Medjool Dates - 12 oz (340g)
Woodstock Farms Organic Medjool Dates are big, chewy and extraordinarily sweet. These whole dates (contain pits) are a good source of fiber. Woodstock Farms Organic Medjool Dates, a sweet taste of the California desert sunshine, grown without artificial chemicals.
BPA Free packaging
Low in sodium
certified USDA Organic
Twenty-five years ago, they began selling natural and organic foods with the belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), because of their threat to human, animal, and environmental health, pose a threat to Woodstock’s core belief of keeping it simple and eating because it’s good.
What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Woodstock adheres to the definition according to the 1996 Organic Trade Association definition of Genetically Modified Organisms as those “… made with techniques that alter the molecular or cell biology of an organism by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes.” As such, GMOs may contain substances that have never been part of the human food supply.
Consider this… The governments of at least 30 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all the countries of the European Union, do not consider GMOs to be safe and are, therefore, significantly restricted or banned outright. Contrary to that widespread opinion, the US and Canadian governments have approved GMO crops for commercial use based on safety studies conducted by the same companies who developed the organisms.
There are concerns regarding the impact of GM foods including:
- An increased application of pesticides on GMO crops
- The possible creation of “Super” weeds or diseases that do not respond to current countermeasures which could devastate future crops
- The impact on ecosystems including insects and neighboring crops
What steps will Woodstock take?
- All of Woodstock products are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, which is a third-party organization that tests and certifies a product does not contain GMOs.
- They are including the Non-GMO Project seal on all packages as they are verified so consumers can easily make a choice.
American Farmland Trust
Woodstock is an official sponsor and will be raising awareness and funds on behalf of the non-profit organization, American Farmland Trust. Through their “No Farms, No Food” message, American Farmland Trust (AFT) has been raising awareness on the importance of “Saving the Land” for sustainable farming.
AFT promotes local farming efforts in all 50 states, which is to say they are a national organization comprised of hundreds of local initiatives. What this all adds up to is an organization dedicated to preserving our domestic farmland for sustainable use. Over 70% of Woodstock products are domestically sourced. So, supporting domestic farming efforts is not just something Woodstock believes in, it is a way they do business.
Founded in 1980, American Farmland Trust has hundreds of success stories to their credit. Like every non-profit, they are dedicated to the cause. But, they need our help to continue to make an impact.
It all started for Woodstock over 25 years ago, when they began selling natural and organic foods with belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Over the years, they’ve all seen a lot of food trends come and go with plenty of experts telling them what, and what not, to eat. All along, their belief has remained the same. Keep it simple and eat because it’s good!
They've grown a lot since they launched their first nut butter. Today, they're 250+ products strong in over ten categories. Over 70% of their products are domestically sourced and 75% are USDA Organic. They have almost 200 products currently enrolled and 68 verified with the Non-GMO Project.
Recently, they teamed up with non-profit American Farmland Trust to raise awareness about the importance of preserving land for sustainable farming.