Green Earth Technologies Products Added to USDA Bio-Preferred(SM) Online Catalog

BioPreferred is a Federal program that seeks to increase the purchase and use of biobased goods – products made from biological or renewable materials.

G-OIL 2-cycle engine, bar & chain and penetrating oils as well as G-CLEAN organic glass and all-purpose cleaners are now included in the online catalog. G-Clean products are listed in the catalog Housewares and Cleaning category under the Cleaning Supplies subcategory. Items in this section consist of glass cleaning, general purpose cleaning and multi-purpose cleaning products. G-Oil products are listed in the catalog Industrial Supplies category under the Lubricants subcategory. Items in this section consist of 2 cycle engine oils, bar & chain oils and penetrating lubricants. Currently, there is not a category for 4 cycle engine or motor oils.

As defined by Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), “biobased products” are products determined by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to be commercial or industrial goods (other than food or feed) composed in whole or in significant part of biological products, forestry materials or renewable domestic agricultural materials, including plant, animal or marine materials.

BioPreferred was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture manages the program. BioPreferred includes a preferred procurement program for Federal agencies and contractors, and a voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing of biobased products.

SOURCE Green Earth Technologies, Inc.