Organic Foods

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides information to consumers and producers on USDA certified organic products.


A centralized web resource center that contains all of the information from the USDA regarding programs, services and data that support organic agriculture.

Natural and Organic Foods  ( pdf | 71 KB )

Food Marketing Institute.

Provides answers to questions regarding consumer purchase behavior of organic and natural foods in the marketplace.

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Find a specific certified organic farm or business, or search for an operation with specific characteristics. Listings come from USDA-Accredited Certifying Agents.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Covers the scope of ERS work on organic agriculture and provides economic research, analysis, and information about the production and marketing of organic products.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Provides information on evaluating organic foods and labeling qualifications. Also discusses several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to purchase organic food.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Bibliographic references (from 2000 to 2008) to literature and studies focusing on nutritional qualities of vegetables, fruits and meats produced in organic systems. Continues SRB 2000-03