The OCA is an online and grassroots nonprofit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability, says Alexis Baden-Mayer, the group’s political director. “We deal with crucial issues such as food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, environmental sustainability, and other key topics.”
WHAT THEY’RE DOING FOR YOU: In 2012, the organization’s Organic Consumers Fund, which focuses on creating and strengthening legislation in the organic sector, raised $1.5 million to support the Prop 37 campaign, a California ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food. Currently, they’re organizing members to support the I-44 campaign, which would pass a GMO labeling law in Oregon state. And one of the OCA’s biggest campaigns for 2014 focuses on protecting farmers from unwanted genetic cross-contamination by banning GMOs from communities that want to stay organic and non-GMO.
Visit them online: organicconsumers.org