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10 Sep, 2014, 14:11 ET OTA to highlight key organic issues at Natural Products Expo East

It's been a busy year for the organic industry. Record sales in the United States, intensifying competition for the attention of the increasingly...


03 Sep, 2014, 08:40 ET Organic thought leaders team up to get out organic message

 It's party time at the Organic Trade Association. For 10. Straight. Days. And everyone's invited. September is "Organic Month," and OTA and...


07 Aug, 2014, 10:37 ET Three organic visionaries to receive 2014 Organic Leadership Awards

A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling...


01 Jul, 2014, 12:00 ET Organic Trade Association welcomes U.S.-Korea agreement

The Organic Trade Association (OTA)  today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it...


26 Jun, 2014, 14:53 ET Aversion to GMOs becoming driving factor to buying organic

 Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether to put an organic or...


22 May, 2014, 17:32 ET Organic farmers hone in on supply issues at OTA Policy Conference

The voice of organic farmers rang loud and clear at this year's Organic Trade Association's Annual Policy Conference in discussions convened by...


21 May, 2014, 16:00 ET 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...


21 May, 2014, 11:25 ET 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...


20 May, 2014, 00:01 ET 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...


15 May, 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...


31 Dec, 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...


11 Dec, 2013, 17:03 ET 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...


03 Dec, 2013, 14:40 ET 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...


26 Sep, 2013, 13:08 ET 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...


09 Jul, 2013, 16:22 ET 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...


14 May, 2013, 18:05 ET 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...


04 Apr, 2013, 13:53 ET 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...


19 Mar, 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...


22 Oct, 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...


04 Sep, 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...