Organic Foods

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A centralized web resource center that contains all of the information from the USDA regarding programs, services and data that support organic agriculture.

National Organic Program logo National Organic Program

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides information to consumers and producers on USDA certified organic products.

National Organic Program - Labeling and Marketing Information

USDA. AMS. National Organic Program.

Provides information on labeling requirements for organic foods.

USDA Organic seal Organic Labeling and Marketing Information (PDF | 25 KB)

USDA. AMS. National Organic Program.

Provides answers to commonly asked questions related to organic food and organic food labeling.

Natural and Organic Foods (PDF | 71 KB)

Food Marketing Institute.

Provides answers to questions regarding consumer purchase behavior of organic and natural foods in the marketplace.

Recent Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Foods Market

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Summarizes various research, regulatory measures, and ongoing programs dealing with organic agriculture within USDA.

Organically Grown Foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Provides information on evaluating organic foods and labeling qualifications. Also discusses several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to purchase organic food.

Should I Buy Organic Foods? Organic Food Standards and Labels: The Facts

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.

Explains what the organic label means on foods and how to identify organic foods in the grocery store.

Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Bibliographic references (from 2000 to 2008) to literature and studies focusing on nutritional qualities of vegetables, fruits and meats produced in organic systems. Continues SRB 2000-03

Organic Agriculture Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Covers the scope of ERS work on organic agriculture and provides economic research, analysis, and information about the production and marketing of organic products.

Organic Farming -- U.S. EPA

Environmental Protection Agency.

Explains the methods of organic farming and the regulatory measures that allow a farm to label their product as "organically grown" .

Organic Food and Farming Education & Research

Ohio State University.

Provides education and scientific support for organic agriculture.