Mission: Education is the key to developing public awareness and responsiveness in order to protect and preserve the environment and to insure the development of a safe and sustainable system of food and agriculture production in the united states.
Programs: To increase consumers' awareness/knowledge of organic and agricultural production. To promote the development/expansion of the organic/sustainable agricultural model. The main goals of this organization are:1) to develop a newsletter called the organic consumer, for u. S. Consumers2) to create an interactive network of u. S. Consumers concerned about food safety and supportive of sustatinable, organic agriculture3) to increase people's awareness and knowledge of organic food and agricultural production4) to promote the development and expansion of the organic and sustainable agriculture model. We realize that consumer and community awareness and responsiveness is an issue of broader scope than just education; it also involves focusing on development and integration of societal goals and consensus building.
fair world project: a project of the association that promotes fair trade, insists on integrity in fair trade, and cultivates a holistic approach to global economics. The project seeks to protect the use of the term "fair trade" in the marketplace, expand markets for authentic fair trade, educate consumers about key issues in trade and agriculture, advocate for policies leading to a just economy, and facilitate collaborative relationships to create true system change.
I donated to this charity for years and deeply regret it. This has become a dangerous front for Trumpism and conspiracy theorists. In an email sent out the day after--AFTER--the Trump insurrection in Washington DC, the director included two outrageous stories that are QAnon lies: 1) Covid 19 was created in a Chinese lab with US government help; 2) A link to "The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump." They are a 2-star (i.e., not trustworthy) charity on Charity Navigator. Beware!
Years ago when I first discovered how much healthier organic foods are, I found the Organic Consumers Association. This non-profit is at the forefront of not only promoting organic food and products, but is also a fighting force against the corporations and government agencies that deceive the public and push their agendas for profit over public health. I admire the OCA for their mission, and I try to encourage my friends and family to get on board with it too.