Policy Resources


The NOFA-NJ Policy Committee holds pot-luck meetings on the last Wednesday of each month. We welcome all current NOFA-NJ members to join us! Send an email to Theresaalam@gmail.com or call our office at 908-371-1111 for more information. 

Advocacy Updates:

Visit the NOFA Interstate Council for  Updates 

Advocacy Groups:


 Northeast Sustainable Agriculuture Working Group 



Agricultural Justice Project

Food Justice Certified is a label based on high-bar social justice standards for farms, processors, and retailers, including every link in the food chain from seed to table.


The True Food Shoppers Guide:

Check the excellent non-GMO Buying Guide published by the Center for Food Safety. Listed by food groups and brands, the list lets you know which products are likely to contain ingredients derived from genetically engineered food crops. Here's a link: {module_literature,i,114363,

Just Label It: We Have the Right to Know!

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have any requirements that mandate the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The "Just Label It!" campaign is the work of a coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights; the campaign demands the labeling of GE foods. On October 4, 2011, the coalition called on the FDA to require labeling of GE foods, thereby giving consumers the right to know what is in our food. We have filed a legal petition and now we need YOUR support!

We want to show the FDA that New Jersey consumers deserve, and want, the right to know what is in their food--help us by flooding the FDA with comments in support of the petition! Please call the NOFA-NJ office if you have any questions about this campaign. Click the picture below to take action*--you will be directed to a comment form, with a sample comment: 


If clicking on the picture above does not direct you to the correct page, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser's navigation bar: http://justlabelit.org/takeaction 


Be sure to check out this campaign commercial, too! No one wants to be in the dark about their food: 


View the full press release.