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May 10, 2012

 With the release of the Canadian Organic Aquaculture
Standard on May 10, Canadian consumers will now have the opportunity to choose
certified organic farmed seafood including finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants.

Thousands more jobs created than in conventional food
April 25, 2012

Producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food were produced using conventional agricultural methods, according to a new economic study released today here at the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Policy Conference. The report, “2010 Impacts of the U.S.

Organic Trade Association’s 2012 Organic Industry Survey shows continued growth
April 23, 2012

Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales.

Presentation takes place during OTA’s Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days
April 12, 2012

Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), a member of Congress since 1993 and a major supporter of the organic sector for more than three decades, will be awarded the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Public Servant Award during OTA’s Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days here in D.C. later this month.

New National Survey Shows Majority of Americans United on Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food
March 27, 2012

Just Label It

Herbicide and pesticide applications in conventional ag leave toxic legacy
February 16, 2012

A recently published study by researchers at Dartmouth College has called into question the presence of arsenic in some organic products.

The world’s two largest markets for organic food expand organic market access
February 15, 2012

NUREMBERG, Germany, and WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press event today at BioFach Germany, European Commissioner Dacian Cioloş for the European Union’s (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S.

Professional training to educate food safety, operations and certification professionals about HACCP principles and how they apply to organic operations
January 30, 2012

(ANN ARBOR, MI and BRATTLEBORO, VT) – The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and NSF International’s Training and Education Division have announced their offering of a two-day intensive program entitled, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) for the Organic Professional.

2011 harvest drastically lowered due to drought in Texas
January 26, 2012

The U.S. organic cotton market continues to grow, encouraged by consumer demand, price premiums, and regulatory shifts that will ease marketing restrictions for organic cotton products, according to the 2010 and Preliminary 2011 U.S.