Organic Consumers Association

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

The OCA represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. Our US and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.



Organic Consumers Association
6771 South Silver Hill Drive, Finland MN 55603
Activist or Media Inquiries: 218-226-4164 ยท Fax: 218-353-7652

Putting An End to Organic Dairy Fraud
Natural Cosmetic Sales Approaching US $7 Billion Worldwide
Pesticide Exposure Tied to Asthma in Farmers
Make Them Sweat The Big Stuff
Vandana Shiva: How to Address Humanity's Global Crises?
Controversy Over Organic Dairy Continues
Book Review: Climate Change and Can We Stop It?
Schwarzenegger Vetoes Industrial Hemp Bill In California
EPA Approves Pesticide Known to Cause Cancer and Miscarriages
Greenland's Broccoli is Bad for Our Health
Farmworkers Target Tobacco Giant After Deaths in the Fields
Anna Lappe: We Are What China Eats
Nanotechnology and Meeting Our Energy Needs
Antibiotics in Feed, MRSA, & Factory Farms: Will We Let Corporate Agribusiness Kill Us?
Biofuels, the Biggest Scam Going
Thousands of Tons of Organic Food Produced Using Toxic Chemicals
Pucker Up: Industry Sees Rise in Organic Makeup
Beijing Introduces Strictest Fuel Standard Yet
Forget Oil, the New Global Crisis is Food
Will Current Organic Standards Save us from GMO Contamination?
Is Plastic Making Us Fat?
World Bank Pledges to Save Trees... Then Helps Cut Down Amazon Forest.
USDA Recommends That Food From Clones Stay Off the Market
Soaring Soybean Prices Stir Anger Among Poor
Coal Is No Longer On Front Burner
Chemical Food Additives - Are They Slowly Killing Our Children?
First 100% organic, 'green' restaurant opens in NYC
Seed-Savers and Greens Unite to Challenge Monsanto's Latest Cash Cow
As Supplies Dry Up, Growers Pass on Farming and Sell Water
Oprah Endorses Micro-Lending--Fair Lending a Necessary Part of Global Fair Trade
Big Food Companies Fear Pressure and Criticism from Environmental Activists
Eco-Farm: Seeds of Ignorance: Investigative Journalist Reveals Serious Safety Concerns About GM Food
Food Markets Getting Greener, More Sensual
Bush Threatens Farm Bill Veto: Opposes Public Nutrition, Biofuel and Land Stewardship Programs
Agriculture is Altering Mississippi River Chemistry
Is Climate Change Making Us Sick?
Something Had to Give: How Oil Burst the American Bubble
Obesity Becoming World Crisis
Organic Flowers: To Pull a Thorn From the Side of the Planet
Bush Proposes to Drive Down the Already Low Wages of Farmworkers
Sampling Of Drinking Water To Track Emerging Chemical
Biofuel Crops Increase Carbon Emissions
Boycott Called for Soybeans Coming from the Deforested Amazon Region of Brazil
Biofuels and the Fertilizer Problem: Can a 'Renewable Fuel' Rely on Mining a Finite Resource?
Whole Foods to Stop Use of Plastic Bags
Risks of Nanotechnology Remain Uncertain
How to Save the Rainforests
Study: Contaminant Levels High in Parks
Corporate Watch: The Selling of Organic
Ethanol and Intensive Confinement Factory Farms--A Toxic Synergy
Anxious Parents Go Organic, at a Cost
Greed In the Name Of Green
Corn is King -- and Therefore a Growing Problem
Pushing for 'Fair Food' on Campus in the Land of Hog Factories
Do You Know What Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Your Clothing?
Expect Food Prices to Go Higher and Higher
Cancer-Causing Contaminant Soils Cleaning Products
Panel Backs GMO Taro Ban
Could Wal-Mart (And its Bad Labor Practices) Revive the Labor Movement?
Grain Farmer Percy Schmeiser Claims Moral Victory in Seed Battle Against Monsanto
Heads Monsanto Wins, Tails We Lose
Wal-Mart Move 'TIpping Point' for Driving Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone off the Market
How Safe is the U.S. Food Supply ?
Why Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know About Those Hormones in Your Dairy
Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?
FDA Harasses Dairy Company Employees
US Fears Over Honey Bee Collapse
"Organic" Milk Class-Action Lawsuit is Underway
A Fake Group Fights for Monsanto's Right to Deceive You
TV Watching--The Top Environmental Hazard for Children
Report: Local Control Saves Forests
California Threatens to Outlaw Sales of Raw Milk
Food Prices Spiral Out of Control in the Developing World
Farm Bill is Loaded with Pork and Environmentally Disastrous Provisions
USDA Strong-Arming Organic Farmers to Join Big Brother-Like National Animal Identification System
How to Avoid the Eco-Imposters
"Consumers for World Trade" Another Fake Grassroots Corporate Front Group Bites the Dust
Sustainability Must Guide New Rules on Biofuels, New Paper Finds
Change in Farming Can Feed World - Report
Students Call for Fair Trade Coffee on Campus
The Food Crisis: Global Markets and Deregulation Strike Again
Judge Orders Tyson Foods to Stop Ad Campaign
The Biofuels Scam, Food Shortages and the Coming Collapse of the Human Population
How Does Aspartame Damage Your Brain?
Making a Killing from the Food Crisis
Mass Mobilizations in Mexico Temporarily Stop Bush-Calderon Oil Privatization
What is the Real Cause of Agflation--Rapidly Rising Food Prices?
UN: Biofuel Production 'Criminal Path' to Global Food Crisis
'Small Wind' Power Plants Are Blowing Strong
Advertising Watchdog Receives Record Complaints Over Corporate 'Greenwash'
Rising Food Prices Hit Organics
Giant Food & Biotech Corporations Make Billions in Profit from Growing Global Food Crisis
New Generation of Farmers and Farmers Markets in California
An Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Mother's Day
The Perfect Food Shortage
Solar Industry Needs Workers
Solving the Energy, Climate & Food Crisis: Why We Should Support the Revitalization of Small Farms in the Global South
White House vs White Bear: Bush Must Decide Whether To Save The Polar Bear As The Ice Melts
U.S. Using Food Crisis to Boost Bio-Engineered Crops
Global Call to Stop the Planting of Genetically Engineered Trees
Tropical Rainforests are Planet's Lungs
30 Agrochemical Products Banned in Nigeria After Deaths
Peak Oil and Corporate Control of Oil Resources
Nonstick Toxicity
Study Cites High Cost of Global Warming, Says Action Would Be Cheaper
Record set for World's Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break!
Organic-Food Desire, Soaring Grocery Bills Contributing to Trend
Experts Admit Food Prices & Mass Hunger for the Poor Will Continue for Next Decade
Solar Incentives Threaten Local Ownership
Newsweek Warns Oil Prices Could Hit $200 a Barrel in the Next Few Months
Last Flight of the Honeybee?
Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy Can Seriously Damage Your Baby
Organic Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows Contains Higher Levels of Beneficial Nutrients
GMOs Will Only Make the Global Food Crisis Worse
Wealthy Financiers Looking to Agriculture for Major Investment
Monsanto & USDA's Latest Propaganda: We'll Solve the World Food Crisis with GMOs, Patented Seeds, & Chemicals
Food Is Gold, and Investors Pour Billions into Farming
The end of abundance: Food panic brings calls for a second 'green revolution'
Prices Leap for Corn and Crude Oil
Biotech Giants Demand a High Price for Saving the Planet
USDA Refuses to Admit What 50 Million Organic Consumers Know: Organic Food is Healthier
Toward A Greener Blacktop
Vinyl Shower Curtains Release 100 Toxic Chemicals
New European Chemical Safety Law Has Global Impact
$4 a Gallon Gasoline and Climate Change Both Call for the Same Solution: Collective Investment in Clean Energy
Despite Economic Dip, Organic Food Sales Soar
Aurora's Heifer Supplier, 'Promiseland', Busted by the USDA
Bottled Water: How Americans Got Sucked into a Corporate Con Game
Steal a Tree Go to Prison; Steal a Forest Meet the President
How Green is that Product?
Sustainable Agriculture: The Food Revolution That Starts With Rice
In Midwest Floods, a Broad Threat to Crops
Credibility Gap: Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging and DuPont's Greenwashing
The Great Pesticide Debate
Iowa: Agricultural Methods Exacerbate Flooding
Earth Near Tipping Point, Climatologist Warns
Take This Quiz to Find Out if Your are a Water Waster or Saver
Ciao FAO: Another "Failure as Usual" Food Summit
Coming Clean: Struggle over Label Fraud in Organic Body Care Products
Greenville Injection Project Could Have Global Implications
How to Shop for Organic Foods Without Breaking Your Budget
Tom Philpott on the Recent Organic Summit: Corporate Organics vs Small-Scale Farms
Where Starbucks Went Wrong
Flooding, After the Deluge, and the Politics of Toxic Mold
EU Considers Dumping Biofuels While U.S. Continues to Bully Global South to Adopt Gene-Altered Crops
World Food Shortage and the Ethanol Bubble
Environmental Working Group Names Safest Sunscreens
Fresh Generation of Volunteers Takes Road to Organic Farms
US Court Slaps Down Pollution Law
Greens Nominate Cynthia McKinney for President
Non-GMO Soybeans Show 10% Greater Yield
Obama Shifts Stance on Environmental & Climate Issues
Small Farmers Pushed to Plant GM Seed
Destruction of Wetlands Could Unleash Carbon Bomb
Farmers Markets: Think Local as Well as Organic
Commercially Engineered Bees Spread Disease to Wild Bees
Organic Agriculture, World Hunger and Global Warming: Report from the IFOAM Organic World Congress
Is Your Organic Food Really Organic?
South Koreans Fill Streets of Seoul to Continue Protest Against US Beef Imports
Auto Painting Goes Green
Will the Economic Bust Stifle Organic Food?
Study Looks at Health of Farmworkers
As GMO Sugar Beets Sneak Into the Food Supply, Citizens Fight Back
Is Obama's Energy Plan Change We Can Believe In?
Bisphenol A exposure can increase risk of Diabetes and Heart Attacks.
Environmentalists Target Snack Food Makers Over Palm Oil Use
Uruguay: Organic Wool Has Become the Great Challenge
Drinking Water of 41 Million Americans Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals
Use of Food Stamps at Farmers' Markets Rises Nationally
Military Analyst Warns of Coming 'Climate Wars' Unless Global Warming is Reversed
Slow Food Movement Picks Up Momentum in the USA
Federal Government Involved In Raids On Protesters
Genetically Engineered Pig or Cow for Dinner?
Slow Food Nation Attracts 50,000--Organic, Local, & Fair Trade to Help Solve the Climate, Health & Energy Crisis
The World Spends $300 Billion Subsidizing Fossil Fuels
Tell Congress to Protect Funding for Organic Ag Research
An Alaska Native Speaks Out on Palin, Oil, and Alaska
What UK Greenpeace Jury Acquittal Means for Global Anti-Coal & Climate Activists
New Law Requires Labels on Meat - Country-of-Origin Labels to be Required
Italy Bans Pesticides Linked to Bee Devastation
GM Watch: Michael Pollan and Monsanto CEO at Google on YouTube
California Passes Strong Anti-GE Law
'Green' Beauty Products May Come With Hidden Risks
Starbucks Wastes Millions of Litres of Water a Day
Toxic Loans, Tainted Food
What the Chemical Industry Doesn't Want You to Know About Everyday Products
New Guide on Sewage Sludge Use in Food Production
Ten Reasons To Buy Local Food
How to Green Your Halloween
Organic Farming 'Could Feed Africa'
Bill Clinton: "We Blew It" On Global Food
In Mayor's Plan, the Plastic Bag Will Carry a Fee
Grist Magazine on Cookbooks and Seasonal Eating
Eating Local & Organic for Thanksgiving
How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth
US Beef Back on Shelves of South Korean Supermarkets
Lula's Green Light for Monsanto Has Flooded Brazil with GMO Soya & Increased Amazon Deforestation
Where's The Bailout for Nonprofits?
It's Not Just the Polar Bears -- The Climate Crisis Is About All of Us
Bush's Environmental Legacy on GMOs
UN Climate Deal Could Pay for Forest Destruction
Will Obama Integrate Food, Farming & Health Policies?
What Might the So-called "Monsanto Bill" Really Do?
Seeing the Light on Darkness: Studies Link Light Pollution and Cancer
Proposed Federal Acid Rain and Mercury Control Act
Organic Trade Association Releases Its 2009 Organic Industry Survey
Agriculture Holds Key to Solving Global Warming
Fertilizer’s Contamination Legacy
Evidence is Growing That Contaminants Play a Role in Diabetes
Could Catching Swine Flu Be Good For You?
Atrazine in US Drinking Water Found Widespread
A Bad Mix: Exposure May be "Safe" Only With One Chemical at a Time.
Apples, Pumpkins and Squash — Time to Switch our Local Food Radar to Autumn
Ireland to Ban Genetically Modified Crops
Study Raises Red Flag over Home Insecticides, Autoimmune Diseases
FDA Urged to Ban Feeding of Chicken Feces to Cattle
25 Percent of US Shoppers Frequently Buy Organic Food Products, Says New Report
Free-Range Chickens Spell Broad-Based Economic Development in Minnesota Project
Food Security Collapses in Haiti as Machete-Wielding Gangs Fight in the Streets
Shrimp, their environmental impact not shrimpy
Organic Beauty Products Claims Challenged
Does Fair Trade Coffee Lift Growers Out of Poverty
All Fish Tested from U.S. Streams Found Contaminated with Mercury
"Shocking" Reasons to Go Organic
Scientists Say F.D.A. Ignored Radiation Warnings
Bill Before New York Lawmakers would Ban Use of Pesticides on School Playing Fields
Which Fish to Eat? Study Finds Lower Mercury in Most Top-Selling Seafood
A New Source Of Dioxins: Anti-Bacterial Soap Combining with Chlorine in Wastewater Sewage Plants
U.S. Lawns Getting an Eco-Makeover
Kellogg Cereal Recall Highlights a New Concern: Chemicals Leaching from Food Packaging
Energy Efficiency Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
Could Eucalyptus Trees be the Kudzu of the 2010s?
Master Chocolatiers Give Green Chocolate a Boost
Cancer Is a Man-Made Disease
US Probes Lead in Kids' Drinking Glasses
Radiation Scientists Agree TSA Naked Body Scanners Could Cause Breast Cancer and Sperm Mutations
Maine Town Passes Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty
Why Eating Organic is the Single Greenest Thing You Can Do
New Jersey Threatened with Mandatory Water Fluoridation
GMO Labeling to Go Before Voters in California
The Future of Chocolate
Fish may not adjust to rising CO2 levels quickly
Walk to improve your health
Antibacterial vs. Plain Soap
County of origin labeling on our meat no longer required
As you age you need to increase your protein intake to maintain muscle mass
What happened to the Red Delicious apple
Adding evidence that exercise is a potent cancer prevention tool
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