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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.

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.