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Organic Awards Dinner draws hundreds to applaud organic change-makers

Organic Trade Association remembers a pioneer, celebrates three standout leaders, and honors outgoing organic officialMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (September 15, 2017) — The all-organic banquet was amazing and delicious. Sweet potato latkes, artichoke and chicken roulades, stuffed red peppers with smoked tofu and sprouted quinoa, a chocolate peanut butter avocado mousse […]

Kim Dietz of J. M. Smucker Co. to lead Organic Trade Association Board

New Directors and Member of the Year announced at Annual MeetingMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (September 14, 2017) —  Kim Dietz of The J.M. Smucker Company on Wednesday was tapped as the President of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by fellow Board members. First appointed as an Organic Trade […]

Today’s Millennial: Tomorrow’s Organic Parent

Organic Trade Association survey signals big new wave of organic consumers on the horizonMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 (September 14, 2017) —  Twenty-five percent of the Millennials in America are parents. In the next 10 to 15 years, 80 percent of Millennials will be moms and dads. What this means for the organic market could be […]

Farmers, businesses, certifiers and consumers lock arms in lawsuit to defend organic

Organic Trade Association sues USDA over failure to advance organic livestock standardsMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (September 13, 2017) —  Taking action to defend the organic seal and organic standards, the Organic Trade Association on Wednesday is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its failure to put […]

Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

New research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University  proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphereMaggie McNeilmmcneil@organic-center.org(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (September 11, 2017) — A new groundbreaking study proves soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbons – and for longer periods — than […]

Economic benefits of organic agriculture highlighted in new Federal Reserve book

Chapter of just-released St. Louis Fed publication on regional food systems details organic potentialBarbara Haumannbhaumann@ota.com(202) 403-8635 Washington , DC US  (August 3, 2017) — The significant and long-lasting economic benefits that organic agriculture can offer local communities are featured in an important new publication released Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S. […]

Economic benefits of organic agriculture highlighted in new Federal Reserve book

Chapter of just-released St. Louis Fed publication on regional food systems details organic potentialBarbara Haumannbhaumann@ota.com(202) 403-8635 Washington , DC US  (August 3, 2017) — The significant and long-lasting economic benefits that organic agriculture can offer local communities are featured in an important new publication released Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S. […]

The Best Juicers: A Review & Buyer’s Guide

Juicing is a powerful dietary practice used by a quickly-growing amount of people to lose weight fast, get proper nutrition, and help fuel their healthy lifestyles. With the recent surge in juicing popularity, manufacturers have been racing to meet the demands of the consumer. If you planning on introducing juicing into your diet, or perhaps already […]

Organic leaders of the Americas meet to foster trade and cooperation

USDA, Organic Trade Association host Inter-American Commission for Organic AgricultureMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (July 25, 2017) — Organic leaders representing more than a half-million organic farmers throughout the Americas convened in Portland, Oregon, last week for the 9th Annual Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) Conference and discussed the latest research, […]

Organic leaders of the Americas meet to foster trade and cooperation

USDA, Organic Trade Association host Inter-American Commission for Organic AgricultureMaggie McNeilmmcneil@ota.com(202) 403-8514Alt Phone: (202) 615-7997 Washington , DC US  (July 25, 2017) — Organic leaders representing more than a half-million organic farmers throughout the Americas convened in Portland, Oregon, last week for the 9th Annual Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) Conference and discussed the latest research, […]