About GOMF


The George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, public service organization chartered in 1971 to educate the general public about macrobiotics, a natural way of living leading to health and happiness, and to make current thinking on macrobiotics available to all who desire to learn about it.



To accomplish these goals, the Foundation:

  • Promotes George Ohsawa’s teachings on nutrition, healing, and philosophy.
  • Publishes the works of George Ohsawa, Herman and Cornellia Aihara, and others, including Acid and Alkaline, Basic Macrobiotic Cooking, Essential Ohsawa, Zen Macrobiotics, and French Meadows Cookbook.

  • Hosted the French Meadows Summer Camp for 47 years in the Sierra Nevada mountains, eight days of food, fun, and fellowship. The annual gathering is no longer being conducted.

  • Publishes Macrobiotics Today, the world’s leading digital (PDF) macrobiotic journal, every issue containing the popular Macrobiotic Resources Network of useful names and addresses of contact persons in your area in addition to the most up-to-date information on macrobiotic living.

  • Provides resource connections to people, mail-order suppliers, contact persons, counselors, and centers.
  • Publishes a list upcoming macrobiotic events monthly as Macrobiotic Connections. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get on our e-mailing list.

  • In addition, our tax-exempt affiliate, East West Center for Macrobiotics, helps us reach our goals of furthering macrobiotic education both by the printed word and through experiential learning, making macrobiotics more accessible throughout the world. You can support these efforts by making a tax-deductible donation to East West Center for Macrobiotics.