Useful Links

http://www.localharvest.org

The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you. Use their website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

http://www.slowfoodusa.org

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

http://www.organicconsumers.org

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. They 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.

http://www.ucsusa.org

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

http://www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy’s mission is to help people improve their quality of life by offering information and products for sustainable living. A higher quality of life, in our minds, means more time with family and friends, a lower cost of living, a toxin-free home and yard, access to wholesome food and safe drinking water, and more time spent in nature. Sustainable living is about respecting the limits of the earth’s capacity to provide.

http://www.foodfirst.org

The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.

http://www.acresusa.com

Acres U.S.A. is North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming .

http://www.vicfa.net

The Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (VICFA) is a coalition of consumers and farmers dedicated to the protection and preservation of your food freedom. Through their lobbying and educational efforts, they strive to protect your right to choose what food you eat and from whom you obtain it.

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/take-action

The Center for Food Safety works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS has offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA

http://www.foodborneillness.com/

A great source of information on food safety.