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OTA's "Myth-Busting Month" September campaign reaches 15 million consumers
October 21, 2015

Fact: You can eat organic on a budget. Fact: Organic agriculture can help feed the planet. Fact: There are proven health benefits of organic. These are three of the more than 30 research-backed facts that the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and partners digitally disseminated each day in September (Organic Month) as part of its highly successful “Myth-Busting Month” social media festival.

The Organic Center to serve as the study’s outreach partner to scientists, organic sector
October 14, 2015

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that a research team it is collaborating with has been awarded an important research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to advance organic rice production in the United States. The grant is funded by USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).

Organic Center plays key role in guiding research on food safety
October 14, 2015

The Organic Center welcomes the funding of a critical grant to further the study of the use of animal-based manure and compost in organic agricultural practices in order to best prevent the risk of soil pathogens. The grant was announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was funded by USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).

OTA program at international show highlights organic visionaries, technology, and mission
October 12, 2015

The four women leading the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) event at the Milan World’s Fair on Thursday represented more than 70 years of food activism—a senior government official in charge of the marketing of billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products daily and whose massive agency also oversees the U.S.

September 24, 2015

For the first time, Canada's organic sector will have representation at an influential advisory committee, ensuring organic's needs and concerns are reflected in policies on plant breeding, intellectual property rights and seed.

September 23, 2015

Canadians are increasingly seeking out healthy food choices, but the array of food labels and claims crowding the marketplace can leave well-intentioned consumers confused and overwhelmed. A new, 90-second video aims to inform consumers about the rigor behind organic certification and the numerous benefits of choosing organic foods.

All Things Organic session says organic industry at critical crossroads
September 18, 2015
The organic opportunity has never been greater. But realizing that opportunity will not be easy. A group of organic thought leaders looked into the future on Thursday and agreed that major challenges need to be overcome for organic to fulfill its potential and move significantly beyond its position of nearly five percent of the U.S. food supply.
Celebration honoring organic leaders at Expo East draws hundreds
September 17, 2015
Organic Farmer of the Year Benny McLean says with four generations on the farm, it makes him feel good to see his 12 grandkids work in the soil and learn how healthy food is grown. Growing the Organic Industry recipient Tom Harding says after 30 years advocating for organic, he still feels like he’s just beginning the trek for organic.
September 16, 2015

September 19-27 is Canada's National Organic Week, the country's biggest celebration of organic food, farming and products.

New Directors and OTA Member of the Year announced at Annual Meeting in Baltimore
September 16, 2015

Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen Wednesday for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Elected by the OTA membership as an OTA Director in 2013, she is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative.