Press Release: Organic Farming IS Good For People, Economy, Soil, and Water


Organic Farming Research Foundation Releases Full Report Extolling the Multiple Societal Benefits of Organic Farming 

For Immediate Release    

Contact Info:
Denise Ryan
External Relations Director
(831) 426-6606

Santa Cruz, CA (September 10, 2012) In what has been a flurry of conversation and controversy revolving around the nutritional advantages of organic versus non-organic food, Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) asserts that the real advantages are far broader. Furthermore, OFRF states that the growing level of interest among consumers and health professionals begs for much greater investment in research that correlates human health to environmental health. 

"Even with the minimal investment made in research today, we know that organic farming is healthier for our soil, our water systems, and represents one of the brightest spots in our economic landscape," stated Maureen Wilmot, Executive Director, OFRF. "Imagine the conclusions we could draw upon correlating organic farming and human health if we had even greater funding for organic research. Bottom line, we must increase investments relative to the opportunity organics delivers to our country and people." 

The long-awaited OFRF Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity report is a science-based, peer-reviewed report on the multiple benefits of organic farming in North America. Proudly funded by Columbia Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Organic Valley's Farmers Advocating for Organics Fund, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, Gaia Fund, Newman's Own Foundation, Wallace Genetic Foundation and The Blooming Prairie Foundation, the report engages leading scientists, researchers and experts in organic agriculture who contribute factual perspectives on the multiple benefits of organic farming. 
The audience for the Organic Farming for Health and Prosperity report includes policy makers, educators, researchers, healthcare professionals, business leaders and families.

About Organic Farming Research Foundation

Organic Farming Research Foundation has a very clear vision -- that organic farming is the leading form of agriculture for people who thrive on a healthy planet. OFRF sponsors organic farming research and education projects that improve farming practices, and advocates for organic federal farm policy. Founded in 1990, OFRF is the leading non-profit, national champion for American organic farmers.  For more information, see and find us on Facebook!


Organic Farming Research Foundation
303 Potrero St. #29-203
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
telephone: 831-426-6606