Last updated on: 8/15/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Organic Consumers Association Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Over three million Americans now prefer organic raw milk and raw milk dairy products over pasteurized milk because of its superior nutrition and disease fighting qualities and because it comes from small, local producers who pasture their dairy cows, rather than keeping them confined all day and all year in dairy feedlots on huge, disease-ridden factory farms.”

“Cow on Boston Common 5-10-2010 for Raw Milk Drink-In,” www.organicconsumers.org, May 7, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 76 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

The OCA represents over one million members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. Our US and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.”

“About the OCA: Who We Are and What We’re Doing,” www.organicconsumers.org (accessed Aug. 15, 2011)

Mission:

“The conversion of American agriculture to at least 30% organic by the year 2015, including major reforms in agricultural subsidies and appropriations to help family farmers make the transition to organic, develop local and regional markets, and adopt renewable energy practices.”

“About the OCA: Who We Are and What We’re Doing,” www.organicconsumers.org (accessed Aug. 15, 2011)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?