The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Policy Resources

Read Recent Policy Articles From Our Newsletter

National Organic Program issues new animal welfare proposal

From across the web, some interesting things we’ve read this month

April 2016 Legislative Update

Growing a Regeneration Generation: Reflections on a Proposed Regenerative Farming Certification

 


 

Food and Farming Policy Videos

Food MythBusters — Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

Seeds of Justice- In the Hands of Farmers

The Living Seed

Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?


Upcoming Policy Events in Massachusetts

Lunch-In for Labeling!

June 8th at Noon - Take your lunch to the State House for a "Labeling Lunch-in!" The Massachusetts legislature has until July 31st to pass a popular GMO labeling law, but it might not happen if we don't demand our right to know what we're eating, visibly and vocally!

This will be a fun way to send a message to our lawmakers: It's time to Label GMOs! More details and surprises to be announced!

Please RSVP and share the Facebook event


Our Organizational Allies

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC’s vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while protecting the environment, and contributing to the strength and stability of their communities.

National Organic Coalition

The National Organic Coalition (NOC) is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a "Washington voice" for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and industry members involved in organic agriculture.  NOC seeks to advance organic food and agriculture and ensure a united voice for organic integrity, which means strong, enforceable, and continuously improved standards to maximize the multiple health, environmental, and economic benefits that only organic agriculture affords. The coalition works to assure that policies are fair, equitable, and encourage diversity of participation and access.

Domestic Fair Trade Association

Promote and protect the integrity of domestic fair trade principles and practices through education, marketing, advocacy and endorsement.

Agricultural Justice Project

Food Justice Certified is a label based on high-bar social justice standards for farms, processors, and retailers, including every link in the food chain from farm to table. Our approach is holistic; we ensure fair treatment of workers, fair pricing for farmers, and fair business practices. Food Justice Certified is designed for all agricultural production systems, fiber and cosmetics as well as food.

IFOAM-Organics International

Since 1972, IFOAM - Organics International has occupied an unchallenged position as the only international umbrella organization of the organic world, uniting an enormous diversity of stakeholders contributing to the organic vision. Day by day IFOAM is helping to take the world a step closer to the mainstream uptake of Organic Agriculture.

Interested in learning more about our policy work? Contact our policy director, Dan Bensonoff at dan@nofamass.org or our policy organizer, Amie Lindenboim at amie@nofamass.org

 

 

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