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All Things Organic Conference – Still time to submit your ideas!

This year’s All Things Organic Conference will take place Sept. 18-20 in co-location with Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. There, OTA will present a slate of educational sessions on topics pertaining to organic. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to show attendees. Past speakers have included thought leaders from industry, academia, government, [...]

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All Things Organic Conference call for ideas

This year’s All Things Organic Conference will take place Sept. 18-20 in co-location with Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. There, OTA will present a slate of educational sessions on topics pertaining to organic. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to show attendees. Past speakers have included thought leaders from industry, academia, government, [...]

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OTA activities at Expo East a rousing success

Organic activities organized by OTA at Natural Products Expo East this past week brought members together to celebrate, mark milestones, discuss trends, and hear from leaders about a wide range of topics related to organic agriculture, markets and trade. Members in attendance witnessed the signing of the historic organic equivalency arrangement between Japan and the [...]

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Signing of U.S.-Japan organic equivalence arrangement

Officials from Japan and the United States announced the signing of an organic equivalence arrangement between the two countries in ceremonies Sept. 26 at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. As a result, certified organic products as of Jan. 1, 2014, can move freely between the United States and Japan. Read OTA’s press release.

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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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