Search form

Home > News > Press Releases

Press Releases rss-buttonRSS Help

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector
July 1, 2014

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S.

Health motivation still top reason to go organic; parents also want to steer clear of GMO
June 26, 2014

Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether to put an organic or non-organic item in the shopping cart, the desire to stay away from foods that have been genetically modified has never been greater.

Strategic projects specialist will be Senior Manager for International Trade
June 23, 2014

Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most recently served as Strategic Projects Manager for Great Performances, a leader in the hospitality industry that specializes in using and promoting organic food.

Price now less of a barrier to buying organic
June 18, 2014

No two ways about it. Organic food usually costs a little more than non-organic. But a new study shows that an increasing number of American parents are willing to dig deeper into their wallets to buy products that carry the organic seal.

Organic equivalency agreements open more doors to international markets
June 17, 2014

U.S. organic producers have more opportunities than ever to export their harvest now that the United States has agreements covering organic products with the European Union, Canada and Japan, and one nearly finalized with Korea.

Organic baby food making huge inroads, including in daycares
June 13, 2014

 Lawmakers on Capitol Hill may be fighting over the standards of the lunches being served to American children in schools, but in households across the nation, parents are in growing agreement that organic food is the most healthy choice for the meals they are in charge of, shows a new study by the Org

Leaders will explore impact of organic produce sales on overall produce growth
June 9, 2014

What does it mean for fresh fruit and vegetable sales that almost a quarter of the carrots now being purchased in U.S. grocery stores are organic? What impact does the promotion of organic agriculture have on the overall fresh produce market?

Farmers Advisory Council meets with stakeholders to problem-solve
May 22, 2014

The voice of organic farmers rang loud and clear at this year’s Organic Trade Association’s Annual Policy Conference in discussions convened by OTA’s new Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) on how to address increasing concerns over short supplies in the rapidly expanding organic sector.

May 21, 2014

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan was awarded the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Public Servant Award on Wednesday for her outstanding and critical support of the organic industry throughout her career.

Organic Trade Association members gain inspiration from one nation’s path to organic
May 21, 2014

The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe.

Pages

ShareThis