How does organic reduce chemical use?

Choosing organic at the grocery store helps prevent the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizer, and animal drug treatments, but it’s easy to feel like each gallon of organic milk or cup of organic yogurt you purchase is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to making a stand against dangerous chemical use. However, when you take each of those organic choices and add them up the impact is enormous! The Organic Center developed this calculator to look at the magnitude of organic dairy purchasing across the country to show you that all those drops add up to big impacts.

Check out the impacts that the current organic production has on keeping chemicals out of our soil, waterways, and food, and explore what could be possible if all dairy transitioned to organic.

Click one of the buttons on the right to see what the impacts of organic dairy have been on reducing synthetic chemical use.