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Organic Trade Association Advances Organic Textiles, Personal Care Products in Canada

(Ottawa, September 5)-The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has begun discussions with industry and government about organic standards for textile and personal care products. OTA has called on Health Canada and Industry Canada to recognize the growing consumer demand for non-food organic products and the need to protect and promote these important, growing sectors. Market Concerns […]

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US Organic Market Shows Substantial Growth

CHICAGO, Illinois (May 6, 2007)—Preliminary findings from the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) 2007 Manufacturer Survey released today at OTA’s All Things Organicä Conference and Trade Show at McCormick Place show U.S. organic food sales totaled nearly $17 billion in 2006, representing approximately 3 percent of all retail sales of food and beverages. Organic foods’ share […]

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OTA Board Member Testifies Before Senate Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2007)-Organic agriculture needs government resources to build infrastructure to continue to increase its market share and meet the growing consumer demand for organic products, Lynn Clarkson, President of Clarkson Grain Company, Inc., testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee. Clarkson serves on the board of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), which […]

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October 2006 O’Mama Report Update

Happy fall! This October is the four-year anniversary of the launch of the National Organic Program. Consumers have learned to look for the organic seal as their assurance that no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, irradiation, sewage sludge or GMOs were used in foods bearing the USDA organic seal. Read about the certification process that goes […]

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USDA Proposes Clear Resolution to Organic Foods Lawsuit

GREENFIELD, Massachusetts (April 26, 2006): The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its proposed rule designed to address the final court order concerning the Harvey v. Johanns case and congressional amendments to the Organic Foods Production Act. “OTA is pleased with the proposed rule as posted yesterday by USDA’s […]

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Organic Trade Association Statement Regarding Organic Dairies

A small group in the Midwest released today a “survey” purporting to rank organic dairy production practices. It is OTA’s understanding that this survey was not performed using accepted scientific research practices, and thus lacks rigor. The results, therefore, do not portray an accurate picture of today’s organic dairy producers. Research Validity Tools for comparison […]

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Global Organic Trade Guide Issues New Reports for France, Germany & the United Kingdom

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 12, 2013) – The first comprehensive go-to-market reports covering the current organic industry in France, Germany and the United Kingdom have been published online by the Organic Trade Association’s new Global Organic Trade Guide. The world’s first user-friendly website to help U.S. organic producers and handlers export organic products, the site also features […]