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Organic Trade Association sees pact providing new opportunities for organic sector
July 9, 2015

A new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Switzerland – whose residents consume more organic food than any other country — marks the final step in opening the valuable European market to the U.S. organic sector and streamlining the trans-Atlantic flow of organic trade, said the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in welcoming the new pact.

September celebration slated for Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum
July 8, 2015

A long-time organic champion who played a key role in creating today’s organic sector, an organic entrepreneur who’s brought organic to America’s fast-food lovers, and an organic citrus grower who revolutionized our favorite breakfast juice are the winners of the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2015 Organic Leadership Awards.

Definitive guide to organic products in the U.S. offers long view, strategic insights for industry insiders
June 30, 2015

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced today the full results of its 2015 Organic Industry Survey are now available for purchase. The study, which tracks dozens of categories and subcategories ranging from fruit to fiber, provides both raw data and strategic analysis for those with an interest in the $39.1 billion U.S. organic sector.

Statement by the Canada Organic Trade Association
June 12, 2015

The Canadian organic sector takes allegations of fraud very seriously. In fact, this is the reason we approached the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 2005 and asked for laws to regulate organic: so that consumers could trust the claim, and so that the possibility of fraud could be met with the full power of Canada’s public enforcement authorities.  

USDA also called on to increase organic research to protect bee population
June 10, 2015

The Organic Trade Association has called on the White House to officially recognize organic farming practices as beneficial to the health of honey bees and other pollinators, and to emphasize agricultural production methods as a key solution to stopping disproportionate bee deaths.

The Organic Center outlines techniques to protect pollinator population
June 8, 2015
An important and timely report just released by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices are effective in maintaining the health and population of important crop pollinators, predominantly bees, which have been declining at an alarming rate in the past decade and threatening global food security.
 
COTA celebrates support for Prairie organic growers
May 29, 2015

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) is celebrating today’s announcement of an $1.2 million federal funding towards a $2.2 million four-year program to achieve growth in the organic field crop sector of the Canadian Prairies.

Sixth-year project tracks changes in consumer understanding and adoption of organic food
May 26, 2015

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced today the full results of its 2015 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes & Beliefs Study are now available for purchase.

Canadian organic sector welcomes government support
May 19, 2015

 Today the federal government announced a $785,660 investment in Canada’s organic sector to build and expand markets at home and abroad. The investment is part of the AgriMarketing Program (AMP), a federal fund that helps support Canadian companies build a strong Canadian brand and develop global market opportunities.

OTA helps organic companies tap into booming Asian market
May 15, 2015

Participating for the first time in South Korea’s biggest food trade show of the year, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) showcased five American organic companies this week at its all-organic pavilion at the Seoul Hotel and Food trade show.

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