Rodale Institute Approved is not another certification, and it’s different than Regenerative Organic Certification.
How? Regenerative Organic Certification is a rigorous, high-bar standard for farms and producers who can show that their practices meet a number of stringent criteria for land, animal, and social health. You can read the full ROC framework at RegenOrganic.org.
Rodale Institute Approved is a preamble to ROC. The Rodale Institute Approved label is awarded to select, certified organic brands. They may not be eligible for the full Regenerative Organic Certification yet, but they have proven their commitment to regenerative organic agriculture and are going above and beyond in their sourcing and farming practices.