Good News about Organic

There are many misconceptions about organic farming. As members of the organic farming community, we are in a position to explain the benefits of organic to others. This webpage can help you spread the good news about organic farming based on researched facts.

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Facts about Organic Agriculture (PDF)

Organic Farming CAN Feed the World (PDF)

What You Should Be Saying About Organic Farming (PDF)

 

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Talking points:

  • Organic agriculture can feed the world.
  • Organic farmers do not use toxic and persistent synthetic pesticides.
  • Organic foods have fewer and much lower pesticide residue levels.
  • Organic food is worth the higher price.
  • Organic farmers protect our environment.
  • Organic food can be more nutrient-dense and higher in antioxidants.
  • Organic agriculture has rigorous and verified standards of production.
  • Organic foods are the fastest-growing segment of the grocery store.
  • Organic farms are more economically sustainable.
  • Organic farms are more drought-resistant.

The scientific evidence for these statements is in the PDFs (top of page). Please help us spread good news about organic.

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Resources for more good news:

University of Wisconsin Extension — Why Eat Organic Webinar and Handout (PDF)

Organic Trade Association — Food Facts

Rodale — Why the Organic Haters are Dead Wrong

Organic Consumers Association — Why We Should All Eat More Organic Food and Ten Reasons to Buy Organic

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