Nutrilite Organic Farming Enhances Healthy, Productive Soil
NUTRILITE™ is the only global brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own
certified organic farms.*
Why organic? Our use of organic farming practices actually began with Nutrilite founder
He grew his crops in accordance with nature.
He felt that replenishing the soil, rather than depleting its
nutrients, would ultimately produce better crops.
He used natural methods to control harmful weeds, insects,
* Based on a survey of global vitamin and dietary supplement brand conducted by Euromonitor
Nutrilite Organics: An Environmentally Friendly System
Our organic farming practices blend cultural practices, land preparation and farm
management – with a goal of enhancing healthy, productive soil for growing quality
plants that resist diseases and insects. Soil is a living system – much more than mere
dust and rock. Managing soil's organic matter and organisms is key to organic farming
The regulated practice of most "organic farming systems" eliminates chemical pesticides,
herbicides, and fertilizers. The agencies that certify organic farms specify all allowable and
prohibited substances to be used.
How Nutrilite Farms Operate Organically
All Nutrilite farms follow a program of continually enhancing the soil with cover crops,
green manure crops, composts, and other naturally-mined materials required for crops to
We conduct annual soil tests, to determine which mined
minerals and composts should be added to balance the soil and make it a healthy
ecosystem for all the living microorganisms and earthworms that contribute to the
growth of the plants.
We also plant cover crops specifically to help improve
the soil, protect it from erosion, and conserve nutrients and moisture.
Crops are rotated to enhance the vitality of the soil
complex, and to minimize the need for tilling. Tilling can expose the soil to erosion,
and speeds up decomposition of organic matter, which can be detrimental to microorganisms
Controlling Weeds at Nutrilite
Weeds are controlled and suppressed in a variety of ways:
Crops are rotated to help prevent weeds from growing.
Specific plants are used to help suppress weeds, nematodes,
and certain other plant diseases.
Plants are mechanically cultivated and hand-weeded.
Controlling Pests at Nutrilite
Pests at Nutrilite farms are controlled through natural methods:
We encourage nature's own system of balance by providing
habitats and food for natural enemies of pests.
Ladybugs, green lacewings, hawks, owls, sheep, and other
natural predators control insects and vertebrate pests.
We also use natural sprays approved by the certifying
The best supplements begin with the best plants.