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Apr 22, 2011, 14:05 ET

Studies Identify Link Between Prenatal Exposure to Common Pesticides and Delayed Cognitive Development in Children

Organic agriculture prohibits the use of these toxic and persistent chemicals The following is being released by the Organic Trade...

Apr 21, 2011, 14:18 ET
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U.S. Organic Industry Valued at Nearly $29 Billion in 2010

The organic industry grew at a rate of nearly eight percent in 2010, bucking the current trend whereby "flat is the new growth" for many other...

Apr 06, 2011, 16:21 ET

"Organic is Part of the Strategy to Rebuild Rural America," Ag Secretary Vilsack Tells Participants at OTA's Sold-Out Policy Conference

Organic farming is an important part of the U.S. agricultural landscape, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today told participants at the...

Mar 29, 2011, 09:41 ET

Organic Foods Offer Alternative to Foods Containing Food Dyes, Pesticides Linked to Raising Children's Risk of ADHD

FDA advisory committee meets this week to weigh scientific evidence around food dyes The Organic Trade Association (OTA) encourages consumers who...

Jan 27, 2011, 17:54 ET

OTA Deeply Disappointed with Failure to Protect Farmer and Consumer Choice

Unaddressed questions remain for the future of non-genetically engineered food and agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today...

Dec 16, 2010, 17:01 ET

USDA Releases Its EIS on Genetically Altered Alfalfa

OTA outlines its position on protecting organic crops from GE contamination and calls for protecting consumer choice in the marketplace The U.S....

Nov 18, 2010, 23:07 ET

Pesticides are a Real Health Threat: Organic Products Offer a Healthier Choice

In response to John Stossel's show "Is 'Natural' Better?" that aired tonight on Fox Business News, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) alerts...

Sep 30, 2010, 18:00 ET
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Organic Dairy Products Produced Free From Synthetic Growth Hormones - Consumers Win Right To Know

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates key portions of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture rule and protects consumers' and producers' rights to...

Sep 08, 2010, 10:48 ET
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Savvy Organic Shopper Blog Offers Deals and Money-Saving Tips

Interested in organic products but think you can't afford them? Now there's a blog available that shows how smart choices can make it easy for you...

Jul 08, 2010, 12:27 ET

OTA: Dietary Guidelines Need to Take Stronger Stand on Organic Foods

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today called on the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health & Human Services (HHS) to...

Jul 01, 2010, 09:00 ET

Consumers Can Choose Organic Products to Avoid Synthetic Food Dyes

In response to a call from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to ban synthetic dyes to color foods, the Organic Trade Association...

May 17, 2010, 12:52 ET

Organic Agriculture Prohibits Pesticides Linked to Risk of ADHD

Organic Trade Association (OTA) encourages consumers to choose organic fruits and vegetables Following closely on the heels of the President's...

May 13, 2010, 10:50 ET

Wisconsin School Wins Organic Vending Machine in National Pep Rally For More Organic Food in Schools

More than 1,100 Schools Nominated in Organic Trade Association's "Organic. It's Worth it in Schools." Contest Organic lovers nationwide nominated...

May 06, 2010, 13:49 ET

President's Cancer Panel: Organic Foods Reduce Environmental Risks

Organic Trade Association (OTA) hails panel for empowering consumers with ways to reduce their cancer risk The President's Cancer Panel Report...

Apr 29, 2010, 08:31 ET

Organic Products Containing Accessory Nutrients Manufactured in Good Faith

OTA welcomes NOP assurance that products remain in good standing during clarification period In a regulatory process clarification, the U.S....

Apr 22, 2010, 13:15 ET

U.S. Organic Product Sales Reach $26.6 Billion in 2009

U.S. sales of organic products continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA)...

Apr 19, 2010, 11:09 ET

More Than 900 Schools Competing to Win an Organic Garden or Organic Vending Machine: 2 Weeks Remain to Vote

Organic Trade Association's "Organic. It's Worth it in Schools." raising awareness of healthy, organic food in schools across America Through May...

Mar 08, 2010, 08:16 ET

Organic Trade Association Honors Congressman Collin Peterson

House Ag chairman to be recognized for his service to organic agriculture The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today announced it will honor...

Mar 04, 2010, 14:00 ET

All Things Organic and Natural Products Expo East to Co-Locate Expo East to Serve as Business & Education Hub of Organic Community

Natural Products Expo East has been selected as the new home for All Things Organic™, the organic community's leading business and...

Feb 12, 2010, 15:31 ET

Organic Trade Association Applauds USDA Release of Final Pasture Rule

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) final access to pasture rule for...