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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.

Trailblazing research and promotion program would be another historic step for organic
May 12, 2015

In a groundbreaking move for the nation’s organic sector, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), in collaboration with the GRO Org

Organic farmers’ council confronts supply challenges with creative solutions
April 23, 2015

For forty years, Tilth Producers of Washington has been educating and advocating for organic farmers. Committed to policies from its beginning in 1974 that promote organic farming, Tilth Producers this month further strengthened the voice of its 500-plus grower members by voting to become the newest member of the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Farmers Advisory Council (FAC).

Annual OTA survey shows organic sales jump 11% to $39 billion
April 15, 2015

Throughout America, folks can’t get enough of organic. From the Atlantic Seaboard to the Pacific Coast, from Detroit to Houston, households of all sizes and income levels, and individuals of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and political leanings are buying organic.

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