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Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones and controversial pesticide contaminants. Organic milk tests clean.
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Come celebrate #OrganicLeaders and kick off #ExpoEast. You won't want to miss this memorable evening of organic food, networking and celebration. We hope to see you there!
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Organic Trade Association members may now voluntarily pre-enroll in an organic fraud prevention program to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud.
Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions Program
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OTA’s members work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
The Organic Trade Association's mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.

Our priorities: healthy markets, successful farmers, expanded production.

We bring the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world.

We track market size, growth, and consumer perceptions on the nearly $50B U.S. organic sector.

We want more research, more technical assistance, and more education on organic.

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Learn more about how organic priorities fared in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Organic Trade Association deeply disappointed in USDA final GMO labeling rule. 

Judge blocks USDA attempt to dismiss lawsuit and recognizes harm to organic industry.

  • October 3, 2019 to October 5, 2019
    Shiftcon Social Media Conference

    Shiftcon Social Media Conference

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

    The Shiftcon Social Media Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, was created to support social media influencers who care about food, wellness, health and the environment. This conference blends professional workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers from all over under one roof. With a solid focus on green content creation, food & environmental activism, organic and nonGMO food, social media marketing, educating the public, natural products, recruiting additional influencers and making this world better for future generations.

    The Organic Center's Science Project Manager, Dr. Amber Sciligo, will be speaking during a few sessions at Shiftcon. Check back soon for more information on these sessions. Contact Amber Sciligo if you'd like to connect at the Conference! 

    Conference Information: 

    October 3-5, 2019

    Grand Hyatt in Buckhead

    Atlanta, GA

    The Shiftcon Social Media Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, was created to ...
  • October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019
    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting is taking place October 23-25, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2021, and guidance on organic policies.

    Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be attending the meeting and submitting written and oral recommendations to the NOSB on behalf of Organic Trade Assocation Members. For more information or to connect at the meeting, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    Meeting Information:

    October 23-25, 2019

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting is taking place October 23-25, 2019 in ...

The Find.Organic business directory, managed by the Organic Trade Association, is the go-to source for information on organic products and services. Despite record growth the in the organic industry, demand for organic products continues to outpace supply. This directory helps the industry meet these challenges by serving as a tool to forge links in the U.S. organic supply chain.

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.