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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Friday, August 10, 2018
Monsanto Loses Landmark Case Roundup Weedkiller Case; Jury Awards $290M to Cancer Victim
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today issued this statement in response to today's verdict in the case of Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Co. , awarding $290 million in damages to plaintiff Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who, after being required to spray Monsanto's Roundup...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pilot Study Shows Consumers Should Be Concerned About So-Called ‘Safe’ Levels of Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Global Glyphosate Study that preliminary test results of a single-dose study on glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) in rats, using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidelines for ‘...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
Judge Rules Non-Profits Can Sue Monsanto for Misleading Labeling of Popular Herbicide Roundup
Beyond Pesticides (BP) and The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today responded to a federal judge’s ruling against Monsanto Co.’s motion to dismiss the groups’ lawsuit , filed in April, 2017. Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, the lead plaintiff in the case, said: “In the...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
On World Water Day, Organic Consumers Assoc. Renews Call for International Boycott of Ben & Jerry’s
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called for an international boycott of Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s in conjunction with World Water Day , March 22. “Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever, spend millions on marketing to create the false image that the Vermont-based...
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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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