Organic Resources

Consumer Protection

The Center for Food Safety: www.centerforfoodsafety.org

The Organic Consumers Association: www.organicconsumers.org

The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit farm policy research group, is dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community.  Their Organic Integrity Project acts as a corporate and governmental watchdog assuring that no compromises to the credibility of organic farming methods and the food it produces are made in the pursuit of profit.

Organic Agriculture and Gardening

Seed Savers Exchange – non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. We are lifetime members since 1984. They offer an excellent series of videos on various aspects of saving your own seed here.

Rafi-USA – RAFI cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms. http://www.rafiusa.org

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service: www.attra.ncat.org

Organic Materials Review Institute: http://www.omri.org/

Local Harvest: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Directory of CSA’s in every state.

National Organic Program

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
The information changes often and there are a lot of things going on with this information so you may want to check it often if you want to stay on top of this as a producer or manufacturer.

Organic Farming Research Foundation: www.ofrf.org – non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring on-farm research through grants directly to organic farmers.

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: www.mosesorganic.org

The Organic Center: www.organic-center.org

Rodale Institute: www.rodaleinstitute.org

Ecological Farming Association: www.eco-farm.org

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements: www.ifoam.org

Whole Grains

Whole Grain Council – www.wholegrainscouncil.org

Genetically Modified Organisms

Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms): www.nongmoproject.org
The North American organic & natural product industry’s initiative for non-GMO verification.

The Center for Responsible Technology: Shopping Guide for  Non-GMO products

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/Donate/ShoppingGuideShort/index.cfm

GM Watch – http://www.gmwatch.org/

Government

Library of Congress Legislative information and Bill lookup.

http://thomas.loc.gov/