Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

National Organic Standards Under Fire
Over the years, the OCA has organized a series of national campaigns to safeguard organic standards.
The USDA National Organic Program is the only system in the U.S. that provides certified standards for organic food. Foods labeled "USDA Organic" are the gold standard for health and sustainability.  As the organic market expands, big corporations are constantly seeking to change the rules so they can label more of their products “organic”. 
The OCA and our allies act as an industry watchdog to ensure that the organic standards remain strong.

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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    Showcasing some of the most promising, replicable models for growing, processing, and distributing sustainably grown food, this book points the reader toward the next stages of the food revolution. It also covers the full landscape of the burgeoning local-food movement, from rural to suburban to urban, and from backyard gardens to large-scale food enterprises.
  • Since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic and best seller. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
  • Organic Soil Fertility and Weed Management
    A series of 8 guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association and sold on this website), on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic, or deepen their practices. Each book is 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast.

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