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Jan 04, 2006, 00:00 ET

U.S. Organic Cotton Production Trends: U.S. Acreage of Organic Cotton Gains Ground

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. acreage planted to organic cotton in 2004 gained ground from that planted the previous year,...

May 09, 2005, 01:00 ET

Organic is Taking Hold Across Mainstream Retail Channels

CHICAGO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Gourmet chocolate bars, super premium ice cream and decadent candies; unique nut butters and preserves; bountiful...

Jan 25, 2005, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Looks Forward to Working With New Ag Secretary to Further the Organic Program

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today said it looks forward to working with Mike Johanns, the new...

Dec 28, 2004, 00:00 ET

U.S. Organic Cotton Production Drops Despite Increasing Sales of Organic Cotton Products

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. organic cotton production in 2003 dropped to less than half that recorded for 2001, the Organic...

Dec 22, 2004, 00:00 ET

Ring in a Healthful New Year with Organic Snack Foods

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- After decking the halls with decadent holiday treats, consumers look to healthier choices for the New...

Dec 02, 2004, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Addresses FDA Report Finding Perchlorate in Conventional and Organic Milk and Lettuce

GREENFIELD, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 26, 2004, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published initial...

Nov 18, 2004, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Thanks Outgoing Ag Secretary

GREENFIELD, Mass., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today commended outgoing Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman...

Oct 20, 2004, 01:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Warns that Expansion of Genetically Engineered Crops Continues to Threaten Consumer Choice

GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy describes genetically...

Aug 30, 2004, 01:00 ET

Survey: Farmers Want Strict Organic Standards Maintained

GREENFIELD, Mass., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers taking part in a survey conducted by the Iowa State University Organic Program in...

Jun 10, 2004, 01:00 ET

USDA Takes First Steps to Rebuild Dialog with the Organic Industry

GREENFIELD, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken a first step to rebuild dialog with the organic...

May 26, 2004, 01:00 ET

OTA Praises USDA Secretary for Taking Gigantic Step to Save Organic Standards

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association today praised U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman for...

May 21, 2004, 01:00 ET

OTA Warns USDA Process Sets Dangerous Precedent

GREENFIELD, Mass., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The process used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in developing several new policies...

May 03, 2004, 01:00 ET

2004 Manufacturer Survey: Organic Product Sales Show Strong Growth

CHICAGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. organic food and non-food sales grew by approximately 20 percent during 2003, to reach $10.8 billion,...

Apr 05, 2004, 01:00 ET

Organic Takes Center Stage in Chicago

GREENFIELD, Mass., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer demand for new meat, low-carbohydrate and convenience foods are all being met by the $13...

Apr 01, 2004, 00:00 ET

OTA Encourages New Regulations for the Containment and Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms

GREENFIELD, Mass., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent studies give a clear indication that those wishing to avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods...

Feb 25, 2004, 00:00 ET

Contamination of Conventional Seed With Genetically Engineered Material Prompts Call to Protect Organic Seed

GREENFIELD, Mass., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings released by the Union for Concerned Scientists showing widespread contamination of...

Jan 14, 2004, 00:00 ET

Creating a Healthy Environment Starts in Your Front, and Back, Yard

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you have a lawn or flower garden? Are you planning a vegetable garden for 2004? If the answer to...

Jan 05, 2004, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Reminds Consumers That Organic Beef Is a Smart Choice

GREENFIELD, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The discovery of Mad Cow disease in the United States has prompted the United States Department of...

Nov 03, 2003, 00:00 ET

Organic Trade Association Calls on FDA to Base Animal Cloning Policy on Precautionary Principles

GREENFIELD, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's preliminary announcement Friday that products...

Oct 14, 2003, 01:00 ET

National Organic Standards are a Success at One-Year Mark Opens New Era of International Cooperation & Consumer Choice

GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The national organic program has met and exceeded its one-year goals, according to the Organic Trade...