Farm Bill Resource Center
March 22, 2018

Farm Bill Resource Center : Organics

Consumer demand for organic foods has steadily risen over the past two decades. Organic food now accounts for more than 5 percent of total U.S. food sales, yet less than 1 percent of the nation’s farmland is farmed organically. EWG believes that simple, no-cost or low-cost changes in the farm bill could better position America’s farmers and ranchers to meet the growing demand for organic food.


 

EWG keeps you up to date with analysis of the latest news, interviews with experts and more.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The nation’s organic food sector is far too dependent on imports to meet the growing demand for organic here at home. Although organic food accounts for more than 5 percent of total U.S. food sales, less than 1 percent of the nation’s farmland is farmed organically.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

America’s farmers lost out on over $1.5 billion in sales of organic soybeans and corn between 2012 and 2017, according to agricultural trade data released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Despite the rapid growth of the organic sector and the price premiums enjoyed by organic farmers, U.S. production of organic food has significantly lagged behind consumer demand.

Friday, September 23, 2016

If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the organic bandwagon, a recent report by the Organic Center may just change your mind.

The researchers found that organic farming practices could reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Friday, July 1, 2016

This Fourth of July, many Americans will fire up the grill to cook for their families and friends. But choosing safe, sustainable meat to grill can be confusing. Follow EWG’s tips to pick the best meat for your holiday weekend cookout.

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