News from organic trade association A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 21, 2014, 16:00 ET
Kingdom of Bhutan shares story on commitment to go 100% organic (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Kingdom of Bhutan shares story on commitment to go 100% organic

The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural...

May 21, 2014, 11:25 ET
Organic Industry honors Sen. Stabenow with Public Servant Award (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Organic Industry honors Sen. Stabenow with Public Servant Award

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan was awarded the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Public Servant Award on Wednesday for her outstanding and...

May 20, 2014, 00:01 ET
We're Organic Infographic. (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

OTA Annual Policy Conference to Address Key Organic Issues

Key players in the North American organic industry will find a full plate of issues to digest when they gather in Washington, D.C. for the Organic...

May 15, 2014, 00:01 ET

American appetite for organic products breaks through $35 billion mark

 American consumers have not had their fill of organic products yet. In fact, sales of organic products in the United States jumped to $35.1...

Dec 31, 2013, 11:53 ET

Resolve to go organic in 2014

The Organic Center's 10 New Year's Resolutions to last a lifetime What is a New Year's Resolution you can make today that can last a...

Dec 11, 2013, 17:03 ET
Choose Organic.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

FDA starts process to cut back antibiotic overuse in livestock

Organic offers clear choice, now, for those seeking foods produced without antibiotics  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today...

Dec 03, 2013, 14:40 ET
The Science and Value of Organic.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

The Science and Value of Organic

Eating Organic for a Family of Four for $25/Day or Less – 7 Helpful Tips + 3 Great Recipes Think a family on a budget can't eat all...

Sep 26, 2013, 13:08 ET
U.S. and Japanese officials sign organic equivalency agreement.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

United States and Japan today sign organic equivalence arrangement

Marks first U.S. organic arrangement in Asia, and first-ever without organic standards exceptions  Officials from Japan and the United...

Jul 09, 2013, 16:22 ET
OTA 2013 Organic Leadership Award honorees, shown from left to right, are Ratana and Arran Stephens, Kyle Mathison, and Karen and Colin Archipley.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Honorees announced for OTA's 2013 Organic Leadership Awards

Baltimore Museum of Industry will act as backdrop to focus on organic achievements past, present and future Selected from a record-breaking 26...

May 14, 2013, 18:05 ET
The U.S. organic sector is consumer driven and farmer powered.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Ag Secretary Vilsack officially recognizes distinct needs of U.S. organic agriculture

 Speaking today to member-attendees of the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Policy Conference, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack...

Apr 04, 2013, 13:53 ET
Eight in ten U.S. parents report they purchase organic products.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Eight in ten U.S. parents report they purchase organic products

Trust in the USDA Organic seal reaches an all-time high among organic buyers  U.S. families are increasingly embracing organic products...

Mar 19, 2013, 15:00 ET

Parents are increasingly aware of unlabeled GMOs in food

U.S. household survey finds one-third choose organic foods to avoid GMOs Results from the latest consumer survey conducted for the Organic...

Oct 22, 2012, 12:39 ET

American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical report highlights benefits of organic

Report provides guidance to pediatricians about organic foods in patient care A clinical report published online today by the American...

Sep 04, 2012, 07:56 ET

Stanford research confirms health benefits driving consumers to organic

Organic foods have lower pesticide residues, lower chance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria A review article published September in the...

Jul 12, 2012, 14:15 ET
Shown are Organic Leadership Award winners Gary Hirshberg and Zea Sonnabend.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Two organic leaders to receive Organic Trade Association's highest honor

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has selected Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Zea Sonnabend of CCOF to receive its prestigious Organic...

Jun 12, 2012, 15:18 ET

Obama Administration Report on Agricultural Economy Highlights Contribution of Organic Sector

Time for organic food and farming to take its well-deserved seat at the table in the 2012 Farm Bill debate The Obama Administration...

Apr 25, 2012, 10:46 ET

Organic foods industry creates more than a half million jobs

Thousands more jobs created than in conventional food  Producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food...

Apr 23, 2012, 10:31 ET
Organic's role in the diverse U.S. agricultural landscape.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

U.S. consumer-driven organic market surpasses $31 billion in 2011

U.S. consumer-driven organic market surpasses $31 billion in 2011 Organic Trade Association's 2012 Organic Industry Survey shows continued growth...

Apr 12, 2012, 10:04 ET
Congressman Sam Farr, speaking at the Organic Trade Association's 2011 Policy Conference.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Organic Industry To Honor Congressman Farr with Public Servant Award

Presentation takes place during OTA's Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days  Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), a member of Congress since...

Feb 15, 2012, 08:15 ET
Taking part at the historic organic equivalence signing were (from left) European Commissioner Dacian Ciolos, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan, and Ambassador Isi Siddiqui of the U.S. Trade Representative's Office.  (PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)

Historic Signing Finalizes Organic Equivalence Arrangement Between EU and U.S.

The world's two largest markets for organic food expand organic market access At a press event today at BioFach Germany, European...