OTA provides the critical trade association roles of watch dogging, advocacy, and expert analysis to advance organic food and farming.
OTA creates new markets for organic products through international promotions, exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations.
OTA tracks market size, growth rates, profitability, distribution channels and evolving consumer perceptions about the $39 billion organic sector.
Oregon Tilith a webinar on July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on understanding organic labeling requirements and labeling claims. OTA's Senior Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Gwendolyn Wyard will present. This webinar is FREE to attend, and you can register online. http://tilth.org/event/organic-labeling-webinar/
This webinar will address labeling requirements under the National Organic Program as well as other labeling claims such as non-gmo, natural and more. Join OTCO and OTA staff with other guest speakers to learn about the intricacies of various label claims and how to ensure that your labels are compliant.
The Organic Trade Association and Theo Chocolate will host a regional conversation and mixer for the Pacific Northwest organic community on Thursday, July 23, 2015. We'll kick off the event with a Theo Chocolate factory tour, where attendees can see the nation's first certified organic "bean to bar" chocolate factory. Then we'll head across the street to Fremont Foundry for a roundtable discussion about challenges and opportunities for organic farm producers and food processors in the region. We'll end the evening with a hosted reception featuring local organic fare with a focus on fermented products.
If you are interest in attending please register here: http://bit.ly/1KDRAE4
The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.
The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.