Define What Good Food Is…
Ayyadurai’s efforts, in conjunction with the discourse with the raw food community such as the Whole Foods Market, has now led to an International Standard for Raw Food Certification and the imprimaturs Certified R.A.W.® and Certified C.L.E.A.N.®
The International Center for Integrative Systems, a 501 (C) Non-Profit Organization, is the home of the RawFoodCertified.org project and the Cleanfoodcertified.org projects. It also provides the infrastructure, administration, and governance to certify products using the international standard.
For products to be Certified R.A.W.:
- They must be Real, they must be 100% safe, must be 100% non-GMO and a majority of the ingredients must be organic.
- They must be Alive, the ingredients must have a high amount of bio-available enzymes based on testing using the revolutionary CytoSolve® technology.
- They must be Whole, minimally processed, (below 212 degrees) and must have a high ANDI nutrient score.
For products to be Certified C.L.E.A.N.:
- They must be Conscious, or safe, based on the compliance standards defined in detail.
- They must be Live, must be minimally processed, and a majority of the ingredients must be organic.
- They must be Ethical, the ingredients must be100% non-GMO and should have been manufactured using humane processes.
- They must be Active, have a high amount of bio-available enzymes and tested using the revolutionary CytoSolve® technology.
- They must be Nourishing, as determined by ANDI Score.
In short, these certifications are like going back to the future to help us define what good food is. The standard, in many ways, is based on the teachings of indigenous and traditional cultures and is bringing those teachings back to the modern world.
Whether you are a consumer, manufacturer, retailer or someone who is interested in health, learning about these certifications is going to help you create a healthier world for you, your family and your community.