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January 29, 2013

Two of Canada’s longest-running organic organizations today announced that they are streamlining and centralizing their efforts to better represent Canada’s organic sector in Ottawa.

Report provides guidance to pediatricians about organic foods in patient care
October 22, 2012

 A clinical report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children.

October 11, 2012

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2012 Annual Fund campaign grew by nearly 25 percent this year over the previous year to reach a new record. Funds raised will go towards OTA’s government relations, consumer education, and media outreach work in the United States and Canada.

Two independent organizations will maintain separate missions dedicated to advancing organic
September 5, 2012

Effective Sept. 1, The Organic Center is combining efforts with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and relocating its headquarters from Boulder, CO, to Washington, D.C. The Organic Center will remain an independent non-profit 501(c) (3), but now will be under the administrative auspices of OTA.

Organic foods have lower pesticide residues, lower chance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
September 4, 2012

A review article published September in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms that consuming organic foods reduces consumers’ exposure to pesticide residues and to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) notes.

Urges consumers to vote “Yes” on California Proposition 37
August 8, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today voiced its strong support for California voters’ right to know whether the foods they purchase are genetically engineered, and urged them to vote “Yes” on Proposition 37 in the November General Election in California.

July 12, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has selected Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Zea Sonnabend of CCOF to receive its prestigious Organic Leadership Awards for 2012.

New Associate Director for Legislative & Legal Affairs will strengthen OTA presence on Capitol Hill
July 12, 2012

 Marni Karlin, who has served as counsel for the U.S.

Time for organic food and farming to take its well-deserved seat at the table in the 2012 Farm Bill debate
June 12, 2012

The Obama Administration yesterday released a report on rural communities and businesses, highlighting the tremendous value of the organic sector as part of our nation’s diverse agricultural economy. The report, prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers, the White House Rural Council, and the U.S.

May 22, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) congratulates its strategic partner CCOF Inc. and its long-standing member Oregon Tilth on the announcement of their planned merger, expected by Oct. 31, 2012.