The Value of Organic

Organic food sales are increasing by the double digits annually, and more than 80 percent of parents reported buying organic food for their families last year. While there’s great momentum for organic sales, the overwhelming reason people give for not purchasing it is because it’s too expensive. However, there are many ways families can enjoy all organic meals every day affordably. Check out OTA's resources on the science and value behind organic.

How is organic food grown?

Organic agriculture, which is governed by strict government standards, requires that products bearing the organic label are produced without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering or other excluded practices, sewage sludge, or irradiation.