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Thank you to our latest supporters

OTA would like to thank the following companies who pledged their support for the OTA Annual Fund this week: Activ International Inc., Aurora Organic Dairy, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Flavor Producers, Organically Grown Company, Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils Inc., Rembrandt Foods, The Lebermuth Company Inc., and Swanson Packaging LLC. [...]

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Providing critical resources

The Annual Fund provides critical resources for OTA’s legislative and regulatory work, in addition to many other priorities. With your support, OTA will remain poised for action, allowing you to keep your focus on your business. Please learn more about our 2015 priorities and consider supporting OTA’s 2015 Annual Fund Campaign today.

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COTA election results

In COTA’s recent election, Lynne Brenegan (UNFI Canada), Dag Falck (Nature’s Path Foods) and Dwayne Smith (Grainworks Inc.) were re-elected directors of the organization. Due to a tie for second place, and in line with COTA’s bylaws and policies, the Board recognized the will of the membership to elect three members to the COTA Board. [...]

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Celebrating Organic Leadership Award winners

OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration took place on Wednesday, September 25, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The celebration honored OTA’s 2013 Organic Leadership Awards recipients Arran and Ratana Stephens of Nature’s Path Foods with the Growing Organic Industry Award, Kyle Mathison of Stemilt Growers with the Organic Farmer of the Year Award, and Karen and Colin [...]

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Organic PAC at the ballpark was a win-win!

Organic PAC was the beneficiary of a successful fundraiser at Camden Yards on Thursday, September 26. The private suite was filled with industry supporters enjoying stadium fare and the company of their colleagues while rooting for the Baltimore home team. Guests relaxed and enjoyed an exciting game that included four home runs by the Orioles  [...]

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Stop in at OTA’s Booth

For those attending All Things Organic/Natural Products East this week, make sure to stop in at Booth 2205 to visit with OTA staff and enjoy OTA’s Member Hospitality Lounge. The All Things Organic Conference Track  and other activities related to All Things Organic  are posted online for reference.

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Fiber Forum to meet

OTA will be holding a Fiber Forum meeting at All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. Please join Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Regulatory Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety and GOTS Technical Committee Representative in North America, along with Sandra Marquardt, the GOTS Representative in North America, in Room 302 of [...]

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Full Canada overview

If you’re going to Natural Products Expo East and you do business in Canada, don’t miss the session entitled “Canada Organic: What you need to know” on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 314 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Canada has a unique retail landscape and consumer base. COTA will unveil [...]

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Government Affairs Forum to meet at Expo East

OTA will be holding a Government Affairs Forum meeting at Natural Products Expo East on Friday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. Please join OTA’s Director of Legislative Affairs Marni Karlin and OTA’s Director of Organic Standards and Food Safety Gwendolyn Wyard in Room 301 to learn about OTA’s efforts concerning legislative matters, organic standards, and [...]

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All Things Organic Conference spotlight

The All Things Organic Conference Track held in conjunction with All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East Sept. 26-27 in Baltimore, MD, offers the opportunity to hear directly from those making news in organic. Don’t miss the Thursday, Sept. 26, session on Organic Sector Integrity slated for 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 314 of the [...]

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