Under pressure from the Organic Trade Association, representing some of the largest players in the organic and natural food segment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has once again weakened the standards for organic. Tell the USDA National Organic Program: Save organic standards! Reverse the NOSB's new rule that weakens organic standards. Without any input from the public, the USDA…
Recent studies reveal convincing evidence that certain organic foods are nutritionally superior to their non-organic counterparts. That's no surprise, in a world where non-organic food is genetically engineered, irradiated, soaked in pesticides, fertilized with chemicals or sewage sludge, teaming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria bred in…
In order for a product to meet the criteria for USDA organic certification, neither the product nor any of its ingredients can be genetically engineered, or genetically modified. Certified organic products and ingredients also can't be irradiated. So why is it that organic regulators allow the process of mutagenesis in organic—even though mutagenesis is a form of genetic modification…
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public…Read More
OCA political director Alexis Baden-Mayer was arrested yesterday as she and other activists protested the recent change to the National…Read More
Joint statement of Consumers Union, Food and Water Watch, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety on the new organic policy that will…Read More
One of the ingredients allowed in USDA organic that doesn't belong is carrageenan. In this video, @Zen Honeycutt of @Moms Across America…Read More
The USDA and FDA state the following:
“If a bioengineered food is significantly different from its traditional counterpart such that the common or usual name no longer adequately describes the new food, the name must be changed to describe the difference.
If an issue exists for the food or a…Read More
Because either produce is 100% organic or it isn't.
99% organic is not organic, just as 99% pregnant is not pregnant.