We say no to Genetically Modified Crops, and yes to going Organic

On family-owned farms, Florida Crystals raises the only organic raw cane sugar grown in the U.S. Even better, we grow it using sugarcane plants that are never genetically modified. But you don’t have to take our word for it. All of our products have been independently certified by the Non-GMO Project to meet their rigid standards. Pretty sweet, right?

Better sugar comes from better sugarcane—the organic kind.

In 1995, Florida Crystals planted the very first organic sugarcane grown in the United States. Today, we’re still the only farms growing organic sugarcane here. Our plants are strong, sweet and never sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.

To grow organic sugarcane, we specifically plant a crop that sprouts larger leaves, even when this kind yields less sugar, because it’s better able to protect itself from environmental factors. We create habitats for wild barn owls to naturally free our farms of pests. Plus, our organic approach to farming means we’re careful to preserve our soil, rotating our crops with rice to provide food for local families, and to store excess water from summer rains, all without the need for additional fertilizers.

As people in the U.S. continue to look for better options, we’ve doubled our organic farming land, cultivating it to grow delicious sugarcane that’s Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Organic, Certified Kosher and Vegan as well. And as tastes and priorities continue to evolve, you can trust Florida Crystals® will continue to push the world of organic farming further long into the future.