Organic Consumers Association

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Organic Consumers Association: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Tests Positive for Roundup Herbicide Ingredient, Glyphosate
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today reported that 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry's ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, or AMPA, glyphosate's main metabolite, or both. The results originated from independent lab testing of...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monsanto Tribunal Judges Release Opinion: Monsanto Activities Violate Basic Human Rights
Today the five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion, which include key conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged...
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Nonprofits File Lawsuit Against Sioux Honey Over ‘100% Pure’ and ‘Natural’ Labels on Products Contaminated with Glyphosate
Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), represented by Richman Law Group, today filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in the District of Columbia against Sioux Honey Association, for the deceptive and misleading labeling of its Sue Bee and Aunt Sue’s honey brands. The suit...
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Organic Consumers Assoc. Launches Consumer Advocacy Campaign Network in Mexico
The Organic Consumers Association today announced the launch of its new project, La Asociación de Consumidores Orgánicos (ACO) , a Spanish-language online and grassroots public interest network focused on the rights of Mexico’s consumers and farmers. “Mexico ranks third in the world in the number...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Non Profits Sue General Mills for False and Misleading Use of ‘Natural’
Today, three non profit organizations filed a lawsuit against General Mills for misleading the public by labeling their Nature Valley brand granola bars “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” It was recently discovered that the herbicide chemical glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup and...
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Monday, August 01, 2016
Half a Million Consumers Sign Up to Boycott Brands that Refuse to Label GMOs
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on US consumers to join the nearly 500,000 people who have already signed up to boycott brands that refuse to label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. OCA also called on its members to withdraw their political support from...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
International Monsanto Tribunal Names Panel of Distinguished International Judges
The organizers of the International Monsanto Tribuna l today announced the installation of three international judges who will co-chair the citizens’ tribunal, scheduled for October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands. The three judges are: Ms. Dior Fall Sow, Senegal, a former advocate general at the...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Organic Consumers Association Sues Two Infant Formula Makers for Falsely Labeling Products Organic
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced today that the nonprofit consumer advocacy group has filed suit against two infant formula makers—The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), owner of the Earth’s Best infant and toddler formula brands, and The Honest Co.—for falsely labeling “organic...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Organic Consumers Association Calls out Vilsack for ‘Fear Mongering’ about GMO Labeling
The Organic Consumers Association today called out U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for fear mongering and misleading Congress on the issue of mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Secretary Vilsack’s comments, quoted in PoliticoPro today, are an example...
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Friday, January 08, 2016
OCA Statement on Campbell’s Plan to Label Foods Containing Genetically Engineered Ingredients
The Organic Consumers Association ( OCA ) today issued the following statement following the announcement by Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) will label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients: “Today’s announcement by Campbell’s marks a significant win on the GMO labeling front for...
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