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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...

Feb 10, 2010, 09:15 ET

Organic Is Answer to Those Seeking Foods Produced Without Antibiotics

Choosing foods bearing the organic label is the only way consumers can be sure meats and dairy products they buy have been produced without the use...

Jan 13, 2010, 12:57 ET

Organic. It's Worth it in Schools.

Organic Trade Association Launches Contest for Students, Teachers to Win Organic Garden or Fully-Stocked Organic Vending Machine Reading,...

Jan 05, 2010, 11:40 ET

The Organic Trade Association Opens Its First D.C. Office

The Organic Trade Association (OTA), headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has opened its first Washington, D.C., office in the Hall of...

Sep 17, 2009, 16:53 ET

Organic Trade Association Welcomes New National Organic Program Head

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed delight at the selection of Miles McEvoy as the new Deputy Administrator of the U.S....

Jul 16, 2009, 15:03 ET

Consumers Ask Ohio Governor to Repeal Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

Thousands of consumers in Ohio are urging their governor to repeal an emergency rule that takes away their rights to receive truthful information...

Jul 04, 2009, 12:40 ET

Media Alert: Organic Label Remains Trustworthy and Relevant

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and its members are organic advocates. We believe in, support, and advocate for the integrity of the organic...

Jun 17, 2009, 12:48 ET

Historic Signing Finalizes Equivalency Agreement Between U.S. and Canada

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, today in her keynote address at the Organic Trade Association (OTA)'s All Things Organic(TM) Conference...

Jun 16, 2009, 14:52 ET

New Study: Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Families Buy Organic Products

Tightening their spending habits amid economic uncertainty, U.S. families, however, are not giving up their purchases of organic products. In fact,...

Jun 03, 2009, 14:14 ET

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Appeals Ohio Decision on Dairy Labeling

Consumers and organic farmers want truthful messages about the avoidance of synthetic hormones The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is...

May 11, 2009, 09:00 ET

Organic Pioneers to Receive Organic Trade Association's Highest Honor, the Organic Leadership Award

Fresh on the heels of announcing double-digit growth for the organic industry, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has named the recipients of its...

May 05, 2009, 16:56 ET

Organic Trade Association Welcomes USDA Announcement for $50 Million in Funding for Organic Food Production

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today expressed delight that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering $50 million in new funding...

May 04, 2009, 12:33 ET

Kathleen Merrigan to Speak at All Things Organic(TM) in June

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today announced that Kathleen Merrigan, USDA's Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will give a keynote address at...