USDA BioBased is a federally administered and run label that is based on the BioPreferred program created by the 2002 US Farm Bill to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The 2008 Farm Bill (Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) expanded the existing preferred purchasing program for federal sector and reauthorized the voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing of biobased products.
The label - as a distinct logo to be found on products was recently launched.
Many different product categories will have a USDA biopreferred designation, from diesel fuel additives to multi-purpose cleaners.
Learn more: USDA Certified BioBased website
Conformity with USDA Certified BioBased's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).
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Last updated: 20 January 2012