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18 Nov, 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...


30 Sep, 2010, 18:00 ET 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...


08 Sep, 2010, 10:48 ET 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...


08 Jul, 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...


01 Jul, 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...


17 May, 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...


13 May, 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...


06 May, 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...


29 Apr, 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....


22 Apr, 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)...


19 Apr, 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...


08 Mar, 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...


04 Mar, 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...


12 Feb, 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...


10 Feb, 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...


13 Jan, 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,...


05 Jan, 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...


17 Sep, 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....


16 Jul, 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...


04 Jul, 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...