Barley Grass started as a popular cereal grass in Japan, but it was only available as a juice powder. Pines recognized that people need the prebiotic qualities of wholefood barley grass and was the first US growers to introduce it to the ingredient marketplace. Pines harvests in accordance with the research by Charles Schnabel and other scientists. The product is grown with Certified Organic standards. Pines Barley Grass is the only oat grass grown by 100% organic farmers. It is also the only barley grass grown with natural rainfall rather than the nearly depleted and heavily contaminated Ogallala Aquifer that farmers in semi arid areas of our State have used to grow animal feed for the meat industry since the late 1930s. Pines is not a part and has never been a part of the confined animal meat industry and is the only truly vegan barley grass on the market.