Organic Consumers Association

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Organic Consumers Association
Organic Consumers Association logo.png
Abbreviation OCA
Motto Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace, and Democracy
Formation 1998
Type Non-profit
Purpose Organic agriculture advocacy group
Headquarters Finland, Minnesota
Membership (2015)
National Director
Ronnie Cummins
Revenue (2013)
$4,150,908 USD[2]

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a non-profit advocacy group for organic agriculture based in Finland, Minnesota. It was formed in 1998 by members of the organic industry and consumers of organic products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's controversial initial version of their proposed regulations for organic food. The organization's members include subscribers to their online newsletters, volunteers, supporters, and 3,000 retail outlets.[1]

The OCA's "Organic Agenda" is to encourage the U.S. government to expand organic agriculture, utilize fair trade, eliminate genetically modified food, implement universal health care, and obtain energy independence through renewable energy. The organization hopes to "inspire" consumers to buy organic products, and to "pressure the USDA and organic companies to preserve strict organic standards."[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About OCA". Archived from the original on 2 Aug 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "OCA/OCF combined financial audit" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Delserone, Leslie M. (2008). "Organic Consumers Association". Volume 9, Issue 1. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information. pp. 3–9. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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