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Still time to be part of 2016 campaign

Day in and day out, the Organic Trade Association works to promote and protect organic. We’re a broad industry with varied needs—it takes a strong trade association to stay on top of the issues that can affect our growth. OTA’s Annual Fund supports just that, and is especially important to our regulatory and legislative efforts to proactively […]

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Thank you to our supporters

The Organic Trade Association’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $883,543 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to the following organizations for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Bridges Produce Inc., Golden International Dist. Inc., Hesco Inc., Nurture Inc. dba Happy Family, Organic Foods International, Organics Unlimited, Pure Branding […]

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Thank you to our supporters

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $861,345 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to Applegate which has gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2016. In addition, we thank the following organizations for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Attune Foods and MGK. Please consider […]

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Thank you to our supporters

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Annual Fund campaign has now reached $834,346–83% of its $1 million goal. It is not too late to give this year. Your donation can help support the vital work OTA is doing in the policy arena, such as OTA’s concentrated effort to derail a threatened animal welfare amendment to the […]

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Costco executives invest in organic fast-food chain

The certified organic fast-food chain The Organic Coup has just raised $7 million in an initial round of financing led by Costco founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal. The money raised will be used to open at least two dozen more restaurants over the next year, according to Business Insider. The chain, which specializes in […]

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U.S. organic sales post new record of $43.3 billion in 2015

The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up a robust 11 percent from the previous year’s record level and far outstripping the overall food market’s growth rate of 3 percent, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey. […]

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Thank you to our supporters

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $831,347 – 83% of our $1 million goal! OTA extends a special thank you to SunOpta Inc. which has gone above and beyond to provide Leadership Circle support in 2016. In addition, we thank the following for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Gordon Elias & Seely, […]

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Thank you to our supporters

OTA’s Annual Fund campaign has reached $802,349 toward its $1 million goal. OTA extends a special thank you to the following organizations for pledging their support to this year’s Annual Fund: Access Organic Sales, Coombs Family Farms, Fresh Direct Produce, Frey Vineyards, Grain Place Foods Inc., Springfield Creamery, and To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. […]

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Join us on the road to our goal!

With the help of many of our contributors, we have raised over $770,000 for the Annual Fund. With a little under three months left in the campaign, we are 20 percent from our goal of $1,000,000! Please consider making your pledge today to support programs critical to the success of the organic sector.

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FDA releases assessment for inorganic arsenic in rice

Releasing a scientific assessment for inorganic arsenic in rice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal. FDA testing found that the majority of infant rice cereal currently on the market either meets, or is close to, the […]

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