Infographic on Organic
This infographic was developed for the curriculum and incorporates statistics and basic information on Organic. The infographic also details quotes from discussions with individuals in the field of organic farming.
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- The infographic on Organic is part of the Understanding Organic curriculum.
- Two lessons of the Understanding Organic Curriculum utilize the infographic in key activities in the lesson:
- What is Organic?: In this lesson, students will explore and discuss their understanding of what organic is and what it represents to them.
- Exploring Organic Certification: In this lesson, students will read texts on organic certifications and conduct research on various standards of organic certifications. Students will review an infographic on Organic, answer questions, and engage with further readings.
- Thank you, also, to the curriculum advisors whose wisdom and expertise offered so many important insights to the Understanding Organic curriculum and infographic: Yousef Buzayan, Wendy Johnson, Craig McNamara, Matthew Raiford, Kathleen Merigan, Patricia Miller, and Alice Waters.
- This infographic was designed by Grace Stees.
References for statistics for the Infographic on organic
Source 1, 3, and 4:
- U.S. organic sales soar to new high of nearly $62 billion in 2020 (2020, May 25). Organic Trade Association. Retrieved from https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2021/05/25/2235699/0/en/U-...
- Organic Market Summary and Trends (n.d). Economic Research Service: United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved by https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/natural-resources-environment/organic-ag...
- Dumas Ryan, C. (2019, May 28th). U.S. Organic Sales Top $50 Billion. Capital Press. Retrieved from https://www.capitalpress.com/nation_world/u-s-organic-sales-top-50-billi...
- Geffrard, G (2018). That’s a Wrap: New Certified Organic Data Released during National Organic Harvest Month. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/10/24/thats-wrap-new-certified-orga...
- McEvoy, M (2020, October 27). Organic 101: Allowed and Prohibited Substances. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/10/27/organic-101-allowed-and-prohi...
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (n.d). United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from. https://nifa.usda.gov/program/organic-agriculture-program
- Organic Labeling Explained (2018). United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/OrganicLabelsExplaine...
- Organic Farming: Results from the 2017 Organic Survey. United States Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics Service Retrieved from https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Highlights/2020/census-organics.pdf