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The Florida Organic Growers (FOG) began as a grassroots organization, with the office located at various times in someone’s kitchen or an unused corner of a barn. The Organic Food Production Act of 1990 required that the USDA develop national standards for organic products, and FOG was heavily involved in the development of the National Organic Program regulations governing organics. The National Organic Program Final Rule was published in the Federal Register in 2000.
FOG continues to be very active in policy, including continuing development of the NOP standards, food safety and genetically modified food. FOG is also active in developing and implementing Farm Bill programs. FOG continues to work on organic farm accreditation for the USDA National Organic Program, as well as programs in Canada, Japan and Europe.
FOG’s Education & Outreach Program projects generate knowledge, share resources and apply the expertise of FOG in ways that advance organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems.
In 2014, the executive director won the “Growing the Organic Industry” award from the Organic Trade Association.
We at MegaFood are proud to support this organization’s work to promote sustainable agriculture. A portion of the profit from the following products (that just so happen to contain FL oranges!) will be donated to benefit this program:
You can learn more about Florida Organic Growers at foginfo.org.