I discovered Annie’s Organic products a few years ago while shopping at Publix. All the local Publix stores that I have been in, some of Annie’s products were on shelves that contain organic snacks at the very front of the store. It didn’t take long for me to want to try ALL of the Annie’s snacks. My kids loved them (and so did I). It made for easy little things to put in my kids lunch boxes and snacks for home that were organic and I didn’t feel bad about my kids eating. I am addicted to Amazon and we have a Prime membership so as soon as I knew you couldn’t fail with any of her products, I just started ordering them online instead. We live in the country so stores that carry Annie’s products don’t exactly make for a quick trip. If you don’t have Amazon Prime membership go here. It really pays off!
Annie’s mission is to cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. Organic foods truly matter to Annie’s and you can tell by the quality of her products. Annie’s wrote a little article on why Organic is important to them.
Why Organic Matters To Us
The importance of avoiding toxic, persistent chemicals cannot be overstated. It’s not only about pollution in our bodies and environment, but it’s also about the philosophical difference in how farmers consider ecology. Farming is the most direct way humans manipulate the earth, interacting with soil, water and biodiversity. While judicious use of chemicals certainly has a place in our modern society, the tendency to apply chemicals as the first response to weeds and pests leads to many global ecological problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 5 billion pounds of pesticides are applied annually to farms, forests, lawns, and golf courses in the United States. This has a myriad of known and unknown effects, including the growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, where no marine life can live due to deoxygenation caused by synthetic nitrogen fertilizer runoff.
It feels more important than ever to look back on Rachel Carson’s ground breaking book Silent Spring, which when published in 1962, helped launch the modern environmental movement with a new recognition of ecology. In it, Carson informed the world about the dangers of chemical overuse and its effect on everything from pesticide resistance to birth defects, infertility, and cancer. These concerns have not gone away, and if anything, have only become more pronounced as our landscapes continue to receive excessive doses of chemicals.
At Annie’s, we believe healthy alternatives do exist, and organic farming is one that we’re proud to champion. Organic products represent 85% of Annie’s total sales and we are continuing to help grow the organic market.
We should all incorporate this vision into our lives. It is so important to support companies like Annie’s. Support other companies like Annie’s that are truly trying to do good in the world and provide us with Organic and healthy products.
Many of the products that Annie’s sales have the USDA Organic logo. You can trust in this logo that you are receiving a high quality Organic product.
You can go here to find all of Annie’s organic products. You want regret it!