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. They are the only organization in the US focused on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 76 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
The OCA represents over one million members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. Their US and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.
Through the OCA’s SOS (Safeguard Organic Standards) Campaign, as well as the work of our allies in other organizations, the organic community over the last eight years has been able to mobilize hundreds of thousands of consumers to pressure the USDA and organic companies to preserve strict organic standards. In its public education, network building, and mobilization activities such as its Breaking the Chains campaign, OCA works with a broad range of public interest organizations to challenge industrial agriculture, corporate globalization, and the Wal-Martization of the economy, and inspire consumers to “Buy Local, Organic, and Fair Made.”
Millions Against Monsanto
Challenging the biotech bullying of the infamous chemical company, the OCA’s Millions Against Monsanto campaign focuses on stopping new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from being created and/or introduced to our markets, the labeling of all products containing GMOs and making Monsanto pay for the harms caused by GMOs.
Join the campaign against Monsanto and demand that the Monsanto Corporation stop intimidating small family farmers, stop force-feeding untested and unlabeled genetically engineered foods on consumers and stop using billions of dollars of U.S. taypayers’ money to subsidize genetically engineered crops–cotton, soybeans, corn, and canola. Take action now! Check out the Millions Against Monsanto section of the OCA website.
Other OCA Campaigns
A Resource Center for news and activities that seek to build a powerful coalition to bring about cooperation and synergy between the peace movement, the climate crisis movement, and the organic community.
Working towards the development of strong organic standards for body care products. Tired of companies and retailers selling bodycare products as Organic when they are not really Organic? Take matters into your own hands & join the campaign.
Protecting and strengthening organic standards and policies. Monsanto and Food Inc. are rapidly destroying the soil, contaminating water, reducing biodiversity, and destabilizing the climate. Meanwhile consumers are being stuffed with junk foods that make us fat and sick.
OCA’s Breaking the Chains Campaign is focusing consumers’ attention on how each purchasing decision can lead to a safer, greener, and more equitable society. Millions of green minded consumers around the world have broken the chains of corporate control in their own lives, by supporting organic, Fair Made, and locally produced products and businesses.
Mad Cow Disease has been discovered in the US. Given the fact that the USDA only tests one cow out of every 2,000, no one really knows how many of these infected animals may have already entered the human food supply.
STOP spraying toxic pesticides on school property, playgrounds and in buildings. KICK junk foods and junk food ads out of our schools. START converting school lunches to healthier menus, using locally grown and/or organic and transition to organic ingredients. TEACH kids about healthy food choices and sustainable agriculture through school garden projects and curriculum materials.
Clothes for a Change is a global campaign to raise awareness about the negative health and environmental effects of conventional and genetically engineered cotton and the institutionalized exploitation of clothing sweatshops.
A campaign to expose the hazards and limited effectiveness of synthetic vitamins and supplements, creating marketplace awareness and demand for truly organic, naturally occurring vitamins, botanicals, & supplements.
Join in to support Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Farmers Worldwide.
View all of the OCA’s active and inactive campaigns on their website: http://organicconsumers.org/campaigns.cfm
Organic Consumers Association / GreenPeople Directory
The Organic Consumers Association and GreenPeople.org have compiled one of the world’s largest directories of green and organic businesses. Find Green Products and Services in Your Area now by visiting their website.