RICHMOND — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA) announced the release of a short film, Organic Matters. The film highlights the importance of organic food and agriculture to human and environmental health.
The 9 minute film features certified organic farmers across Vermont talking about why they believe in certified organic, how it defines their approach to their land and to food production. It also points out why organic is important to the overall food movement.
Organic agriculture is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. agricultural economy and is the only gold standard of purity for the consumer who wants food grown without herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or GMOs. Yet, only about 1 percent of this nation’s cropland and 3 percent of its dairy cows are certified organic.
The film is a response to the need expressed by NOFA members for more outreach to consumers about why organic matters, what the certified label means, how farmers wrote and uphold the standards, how organic food benefits human health, and how the practice of organic farming can have far-reaching and long-term benefits.
Organic Matters intends to celebrate the practices and rewards of organic farming and to inspire the next generation of organic farmers who will be needed to secure a healthy food future.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.