General bio logos:

-AB and Bio-Europe:

The European label requires all manufacturers of products from organic farming to display on their packaging the famous green leaf, the symbol of the Bio Europe certification.

The french label AB has today the same guarantees as its European like. If some items are the two logos, it's because the AB logo is better known to consumers.

The Charter imposes a total ban on pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It tolerates the use of products originating in natural conditions. GMOs are also formally forbidden.

-Organic coherence:

Bio consistency certification is more strict because the specification requires that organic products are grown, produced and processed on french soil. The association works for that all businesses, farms and other organic agricultural structures are French and receive a fair income.

-Bio partner:

Controlled and certified by a body accredited by the public power, certified products Bio partner and organic fair are based on European regulations by integrating humanistic criteria.


Since 1928, the Demeter association is based on agriculture biodynamic, a system of agricultural production inspired a spiritual current named anthroposophy. It is, to adapt its mode of production to the planetary and lunar cycles. The massive use of chemicals is banned to preserve the quality of soils and plants.

-Nature and progress:

The body Nature and progress is based on a peasant and local Agroecology. Since the creation of its logo in 1971, the Charter of the association is independent of the European regulation.

The specification continues to evolve to better focus on current ecological issues. Agriculture peasant and biological remains one of their priorities.

All food must be certified Nature and progress by members of the Organization and production must not attack plants or animals. Palm oil is also prohibited in all products.

-FairTrade and Max Havelaar:

The FairTrade organization fighting the production of raw materials which do not allow those who produce them to live from their work. The association works in favour of fair trade. It ensures an income just to producers around the world.

-USDA Organic: 

The American label United States Department of Agricutlure (USDA Organic) looks a lot like the European label but not organized in the same way. Indeed, U.S. organic products are classified under three distinctions. Completely organic products receive the 100% organic label.

95% of ingredients are organic can use the term "organic" and those comprising 70% of organic food can display on the package "made with organic ingredients" ("product with ingredients") bio.

-Best organic product: 

Awarded by a jury of consumers, the best product Bio mention is for organic products. If a product wants to get the distinction, it must be tested by a jury of 100 consumers in real condition and get a score greater than 16/20. Since 2013, logo guarantees to consumers of the products not only organic but also good or effective.

The organic cosmetic labels:


ECOCERT is a french certification body. Approved by the Department of Agriculture, the label is found especially on the packaging of cosmetics and hygiene products. Certified products contain at least 95% of ingredients of origin natural and processed according to the environment-friendly processes. The perfumes and dyes of synthesis so that silicones are not allowed in their composition. At the end of manufacturing, cosmetics are not tested on animals, nor contain raw animal.


Cosmébio is an association of professionals of natural and ecological cosmetics. Two labels belong to this Organization: Cosmebio (organic) and Cosmeco (green).

Members work for the development of green chemistry and organic cosmetic products. At a minimum, 95% of ingredients are natural or natural origin (50% plant ingredients are certified AB and 5 percent of all of the ingredients are from organic farming).


Natrue is a label created by several natural and organic cosmetics manufacturers whose Charter is very demanding. The organization focuses on the composition of products and check all the ingredients together with the manufacturing process. Any artificial substance is banned from certified products.

-Slow cosmetics: 

Since 2013, Slow cosmetic certification has a bio cosmetics labels different control system. Like the Michelin guide and its star system, the members of the association provide the mention "Slow cosmetic" products that they evaluated beforehand.

Any brand wishing to obtain this reference asks to be controlled. Retailers are rewarded for meeting three major criteria: a reasonable cosmetics, ecology and human and can receive one to three stars.


The BDIH is an association of business and industry of medicine, food and care.

The Agency has implemented controls on the components of the membership products. Raw materials must be of plant origin and come from organic farming.

Products and raw materials should not be tested on animals during production or finished product control. The use of the radioactive radiation is forbidden.

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