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From Seed to Fork: Advocating for a US Farm Bill that Supports Organic

April 22, 2024
Center for Food Safety

Arguably the largest & most impactful US food policy – The US Farm Bill – is in the works and it is set to determine the future of the food we eat for the next 5 years. Your voice is needed! 

As organic advocates, we care deeply about our food and farming system. We imagine a future where the way we grow and produce food ensures that the food on our plates is not only delicious, but also healthy for us and the planet. Every 5 years, we have a powerful opportunity to vote for a healthier food future for our families & communities through the US Farm Bill – and that time has come again – we invite you to join us in taking action!

Nature's Path Organic FoodsCenter for Food Safety have joined forces throughout 2024 to raise awareness & empower our community to make our voices heard in this pivotal moment for our food future.

Learn more & join us in sending a strong message to Congress today for a healthier, organic food future for all.


What makes the US Farm Bill so important?

The Farm Bill is a package of bills that directly shapes how our food is grown and ultimately, what ends up on supermarket shelves and our plates for the next five years. It allocates funding for agriculture, food assistance and other programs that impacts our entire food system from seed to fork – for better or worse. 

Ensuring that organic agriculture is well supported within the Farm Bill is critical to tipping the scales toward a positive food future that keeps harmful agrochemicals out of our environment & food system, ensures fair working conditions for farm workers, promotes equitable access to healthy food for all, protects finite natural resources and combats climate change. 

 How powerful is organic agriculture?  Here are a few of our favorite facts!

  1. If organic farming standards (maintaining and improving soil health) were adopted globally, we could expect to save 2 billion tons of carbon a year — the equivalent of 12% of the total annual GHG emissions worldwide1.
  2. Organic diets have been shown to reduce pesticide levels in our bodies by up to 95% in just 6 days2.
  3. Organic production uses 45% less energy than conventional agriculture3.
  4. Organic farming increases overall biodiversity by 30%4.
  5. Organic farming protects nearby rural and urban communities from exposure to synthetic pesticides that can persist in the air, water, and soil5.

Organic agriculture is an important choice that benefits us all. Now, more than ever, we must urge Congress to increase critical support for organic agriculture in the Farm Bill.

Key Organic Priorities in the Farm Bill

Together with Nature's Path, we are advocating for several key bills within the Farm Bill that support the positive transformation we envision for our food system, and we invite you to do the same by joining with us to contact your Congressional representative to request they prioritize the following strategic marker bills in the Farm Bill: 

  • Investing in Organic: The Opportunities in Organic Act (S.1582) would expand organic farming by making it easier for farmers to switch to organic. It would provide more technical assistance and mentorship programs, along with financial aid to reduce the initial costs of transitioning to organic practices.
  • Promoting Organic as Climate-Friendly Farming: Legislation like the Agriculture Resilience Act (H.R. 1840) encourages farming practices that combat climate change, which align with organic approaches that prioritize soil health and carbon sequestration.
  • Ensuring Social Equity in Agriculture: Legislation like the Justice for Black Farmers Act (S.96) promotes equal access to resources and opportunities, fostering a more diverse and inclusive food and farming sector.
  • Supporting Small Farms: The Farmland for Farmers Act (S.2583) safeguards small farms from corporate ownership by stopping new corporate ownership of farmland, a vital step to keep small organic farms in business.

By advocating for a Farm Bill that strengthens organic agriculture, we're investing in a future filled with healthy food, a thriving environment, less climate change and vibrant farming communities. Let's use our voices and urge Congress to prioritize organic as the priority solution within the Farm Bill toolbox. Together, we can cultivate a more sustainable and equitable food system for all.

Take Action Today! 

Make your voice heard and help transform the US Farm Bill by urging your representatives to prioritize organic agriculture. Our pre-written letter template makes it easy to express your support for this important cause. Click this link or the button below and act now!

About Center for Food Safety:

As a leader in the food movement for over 25 years, Center for Food Safety (CFS) has used groundbreaking legal, policy, corporate, public education, and grassroots campaigns to protect our food, our farms, and our environment. We believe in the power of organic and sustainable farming and eating and are proud to stand with like-minded organizations and consumers to create a better food future. Learn more here:

About Nature's Path Foods

Nature's Path Organic Foods is North America's largest organic breakfast and snack food company and produces USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world. Committed to the triple bottom line— socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and financially viable, Nature's Path works diligently to support communities and champion the cause of people and planet. Brands include Nature's Path®, Love Crunch®, Que Pasa®, EnviroKidz®, Anita's Organic Mills® and Love Child Organics®. Founded in 1985, Nature's Path is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs hundreds of valued team members at its four facilities in Canada and the United States. 

To learn more about Nature's Path Organic Foods, visit their website at