New Moms Across America Gold Standard wants to empower parents to make informed choices

October 3, 2019

Moms Across America, a non-profit organization whose motto is “Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids” has introduced the Moms Across America Gold Standard. The three-tier standard is designed to include established, proven certifications while augmenting their benchmarks in some cases and supplementing them with components such as ingredient transparency, fair wages, and packaging biodegradability. On a scale of three to five stars, there are strict standards for each tier.

Three stars:

1. Provide total transparency, including “natural flavors,” and not include carrageenan, chlorine dioxide, synthetic food dyes or additives.
2. Be certified organic by the USDA or other certifiers (or BIODYNAMIC/Wildcrafted).
3. Be glyphosate herbicide tested or certified Glyphosate Residue free.

Four stars:

1. Meet all previous requirements
2. Be Non-GMO Project Verified (including no synthetic biology) if the ingredients exist as GMO.
3. Heavy metal tested for 1.5x or more than the number of heavy metals in standard testing.
4. Tested for 2x more than the common pesticides and herbicides in current organic standards.
5. If animal products are used, they must be humanely raised.

Five stars:

1. Meet all previous requirements
2. Support the transition to Regenerative Organic Agriculture or BIODYNAMIC either through ingredients or by donation of a portion of sales.
3. Use Fair Trade practices and pay Fair Labor wages.
4. Use Low to No Pollution Packaging-utilizing 100% recycled materials, bioplastics or glass, or have a mail-in recycling program.

The first recipient of the Moms Across America Gold Standard is Primary Detox from Bioray, which received five stars. "We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Primary Detox from Bioray is the first Moms Across America Gold Standard product,” remarked Zen Honeycutt, founder and executive director of Moms Across America, in a press release. “Founded by mom and herbalist Dr. Stephanie Ray, BCN, CNHP, Bioray creates safe and effective herbal supplements with the utmost integrity. Our standards are high, and at the 5 Star level, Bioray is leading the way in creating a healthier world.”

“With the Moms Across America Gold Standard, we can measure and know that we are ingesting products free of environmental pollutants and genetically modified organisms that are also eco-responsible. This gives families products they can rely on to support the body as well as keep it clean; exactly what moms want!" said Dr. Ray, president and CEO of Bioray, in a press release.