While the USDA’s BioPreferred Program does not certify or recognize products as “green”; the program promotes the use of bio-based ingredients, US economic development, and the reduction of petroleum consumption. For those reasons, we support the USDA’s BioPreferred Program.
The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of bio-based products. The program is expected to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities. To the extent that the BioPreferred program achieves its purpose, the increased purchase of bio-based products will also be expected to reduce petroleum consumption, increase the use of renewable resources, better manage the carbon cycle, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
For more detailed information, please visit them at: http://www.biopreferred.gov/