Announcing the Newest Resource for Organic Advocates: “Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report”

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report is the next installment of a first-of-its-kind research project that investigates how organic is a solution to California’s toughest challenges. 
Tackling climate change, economic challenges, and health inequities can feel daunting, but our Roadmap offers nearly 40 policy recommendations to grow organic to combat climate change and build healthier, more secure communities. 
To help us create our bold vision for California’s future, we combed through over 300 peer-reviewed scientific studies that show the economic, environmental, and social benefits of organic. And we listened to experts on health, justice, agriculture, and the environment. 
This report outlines the next steps to grow organic to secure California’s future. The Policy Report explains how to:
  • Foster climate resilience by integrating organic into California’s climate strategies, investing in organic technical assistance, and conserving farmland. 
  • Foster economic security by investing in organic markets, supporting farmworkers, and streamlining requirements for organic businesses.
  • Foster health equity by expanding organic to all communities, investing in organic food and farming, and promoting organic food as medicine.  
Meeting the challenges of our time requires urgent and wide-scale action. As the leading organic state in the nation, California is well-positioned to expand its organic sector and reap the benefits of organic’s wide-reaching effects. Organic farming offers California a bright future—from healthy soils up to the healthy communities that depend on them. 
Collaboration is vital to advancing our roadmap of change. We invite you to connect with us and share the important findings in the Policy Report on social media and with your networks. These messages are crucial to share with consumers, policymakers, and food producers. We’ve developed a social media kit with images and caption copy for posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to help you get your communities involved. 
It is time for us to invest in this practical and effective solution. Will you join us?