Nature’s One

Farm/Brand HeadquartersLewis Center, OH
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1420

They write: “Nature’s One is the leader in organic pediatric nutrition, offering a better start for every child. Founded in 1997, Nature’s One is independently owned and the leading organic formula company still today. From the beginning, Nature’s One has invested millions in the development of ingredients and science that embraces the meaning of organic while insuring the purity that parents demand for their child.

Nature’s One introduced the first organic formula in the USA and now sells into many countries where consumers demand the very best for their family. Brands found worldwide include Baby’s Only Organic, PediaSmart and PediaVance.

Celebrating 20 plus years of innovation, Nature’s One continues to innovate pure organic products that meet its stringent Pure10 Pledge. A pledge that serves as an industry hallmark and is respected by parents everywhere.”

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1420
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure60Corporation with a good track record
Milk Supply90Milk of integrity from trusted cooperative
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic dairy products
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100OneCert
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed50Exceeds minimum USDA standards for grazing
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture70Supplier farms do adequate grazing in a difficult climate.
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate75Moderate cull/death rate. Will vary widely between farms.
Replacements100Closed herds
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotics
Hormone Usage100No hormones
Farm Support75Depends on third-party for supervision; that third party visits farms regularly
Procurement of Ingredients85Procurement of ingredients from good sources
Extra Credit150Top transparency! Provided information about where they source their grain (from the open market).