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Did you know that in 2013 sales of #organic snack foods like cookies, crackers, chips and nuts grew 15%?
Did you know that 23% of carrots and 21% of salad sold in grocery stores are #organic?
Did you know that there are 18,513 certified U.S. #organic operations and 3,240 farms transitioning to organic?
...and it's because you, the consumers, are making the #organic choiceTimeline Photos
Great news from the @[51279368597:274:Organic Trade Association]! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1vf6wCF
We're sharing our latest #organic industry and consumer data today! And guess what? The demand for #organic products is growing, and the industry is working hard to give you what you want!
It's time. Go #organic!
Happy Friday!Timeline Photos
Big food’s dirty deeds getting you down? Keep calm and learn how to go organic: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-companies Find farmers markets, retailers and products on our site! http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-companies #onlyorganic #food #organic
Only a USDA accredited certifying agent can certify organic farmers and food companies. Certified organic guarantees that your food has been produced the way that Mother Nature intended. Learn more: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts/organic-seal-approval #onlyorganic
Test your #organic knowledge and win!Timeline Photos
This yummy organic food prize giveaway could be yours. Take our organic food quiz to enter: http://www.onlyorganic.org/quiz-2 #quiz #onlyorganic #organic @[40903096333:274:Annie's Homegrown] @[43447057161:274:Late July Organic Snacks] @[20674850824:274:Organic Valley] @[87027474968:274:Amy's Kitchen] @[127569967263694:274:Santa Cruz Organic] @[29250433144:274:Honest Tea] @[107179452648689:274:Green & Black's USA]
Why #Organic Farming Could Save the World from Rodale Institute
"Protecting your health by avoiding pesticides is great, but organic farming's benefits extend far deeper (literally)."Why Organic Farming Could Save the World
Protecting your health by avoiding pesticides is great, but organic farming's benefits extend far deeper (literally).
Tip for making #organic food more afforable # 4: JOIN JOIN JOIN! Join food co-ops, buyers’ clubs and loyalty programs. Many buyers clubs ship organic food wholesale to doorsteps – and many organic food producers and retailers’ websites and social outlets feature frequent coupons, offers and other incentives. Also, joining organic farm CSAs not only saves you money, but directly supports your local economy. Are you a member at a food co-op? Pitch in some volunteer member hours and you'll often receive discounts.
Next tip: Plan for the month, not just the week. By planning meals as far out as possible, you can curb your costs by finding multiple ways to incorporate #organic spices, oils, nuts, dried beans, flour/grain, frozen produce and other ingredients many times over the month.
Tip # 2 for making #organic more affordable: Buy in season, then store for the off season. Organic produce is more affordable while in season, and holds its full nutritional benefits when frozen or stored for enjoying when not in season. Freeze your berries in the summer for delicious organic smoothies in the off season :-)
We're sharing 7 tips for making #organic more affordable. Tip # 1 - Buy in BULK! Head to the bulk section of your grocery store or coop and load up on organic pantry staples such as rice, pasta, quinoa, beans, lentils, flours, and nuts.
Last week, legislation was introduced in D.C. that would prohibit mandatory GMO labeling. Food Policy Action
has created a petition to Congress that was introduced by Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio
asking Congress NOT to prohibit GMO labeling: http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-congress-don-t-prohibit-gmo-labeling
So far the petition has gotten over 140,000 signatures. We encourage you to sign on and demand your right to know. Also, remember to CHOOSE #ORGANIC. No GMOs. No antibiotics. No Pesticides. + so much much #RightToKnow Only OrganicTell Congress: Don't prohibit GMO labeling
A war on your right to know what’s in your food is coming straight to your kitchen table -- courtesy of Monsanto and the Koch Brothers. New legislation introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo – whose #1 political contributor is the Koch Brothers -- aims to prevent labeling of genetically engineered…
7 great ways to buy #organic food cheap! What other tips do you know about? Share in the comments!7 Ways to Buy Organic Food on the Cheap
Why is Organic food so Expensive! (hint: It's not.) Here's some great tips on how to save money on Organic Food!
Do you support mandatory labeling of GMO's in our food supply? OTA does. And we are proud to have offices in Vermont -- where the VT Senate has passed a mandatory GMO labeling bill. "The bill, approved 28-2 by the Senate, has already passed the Vermont House of Representatives. It now goes back to the House to see if members will approve changes made by the Senate. The law is set to take effect July 1, 2016." #Organic = #nonGMO and we have the right to know! http://tinyurl.com/qxcy47g