For the first USDA certified organic chocolate company, organic offers something for everyone, from a healthy work and living environment for farmers to verified transparency for consumers. Theo Chocolate was the first USDA certified organic bean to bar chocolate company in the United States. Organic certification not only ensures the company has a paper trail it means there is also a third party holding the company to high standards. But there’s even more to Theo Chocolate’s organic story. Being organic is key to protecting the cocoa farmers and the environment they live in from exposure to pesticides and toxins. As Aaron Lindstrom, Senior Manager for Chocolate Education and Retail explains here, organic certification provides benefits for everyone from farmer to consumer.