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Organic conference session at IFT Expo

OTA will present an educational session entitled “Labeling Products for the Global Organic Market” Sunday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. at IFT’s 2014 Annual Meeting Scientific Program in New Orleans, LA. Discussed will be organic market trends and consumer preferences, and information about existing country organic equivalency agreements, critical labeling requirements, and key tools available to help producers and […]

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Update to EU organic regulation

Recent amendments to EU Regulations (EC) No 1235/2008 give Canadian products an unlimited time frame under the EU new compliance system. The amendments, published on June 16, are related to the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries. Work between both jurisdictions is ongoing to expand the current equivalency arrangement and includes multi-ingredient […]

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Organic panel at United Fresh gains press coverage

Covering the United Fresh trade show in Chicago last week, Supermarket News posted an editor’s blog highlighting how organic produce helps conventional produce sales as well, as discussed by panelists brought together through the efforts of OTA. Co-sponsored by OTA, the session entitled “Expanding Organic Sales’ Impact on Overall Produce Growth” featured OTA’s Executive Director […]

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U.S. organic sales surpass $35.1 billion

U.S. sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5% from last year, and experienced the fastest growth rate in five years, according to OTA’s 2014 Organic Industry Survey. “Consumers are making the correlation between what we eat and our health, and that knowledge is spurring heightened consumer interest in organic products,” […]

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Industry Survey shows organic sales jump to a new record

U.S. sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5% from last year, and the fastest growth rate in five years, according to OTA’s 2014 Organic Industry Survey. “Consumers are making the correlation between what we eat and our health, and that knowledge is spurring heightened consumer interest in organic products,” said […]

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Organic claims at retail

Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Canada Organic Office released an official memo regarding eligible claims and requirements for handling of organic products at the retail level. COTA was consulted as part of this process and worked closely with CFIA on the final wording of the directive. Please visit the CFIA website for the final […]

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Join NOP in a Google+ Hangout discussion on organic

On Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. EDT, USDA’s National Organic Program Specialist Betsy Rakola will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss strategies for growing U.S. organic production. During this Hangout, you’ll hear from farmers, organic certifiers, researchers and community organizations at the forefront of today’s organic market. Participate in the Hangout on Wednesday by […]

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Economic Research Service updates U.S. organic information

Consumer demand for organically produced goods has shown double-digit growth for well over a decade, providing market incentives for U.S. farmers across a broad range of products, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). ERS has posted a section on Organic Agriculture that includes an updated Organic Market Overview, information on certification and trade, and […]

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Walmart announcement sparks focus on organic supply

Walmart’s announcement that it would begin carrying Wild Oats organic food items in 2,000 of its stores has prompted a flurry of media attention on how this will challenge organic supply in the United States. Among the articles was one published April 11 in Politico written by Jenny Hopkinson. OTA’s Laura Batcha was quoted extensively […]

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“Think Before You Eat”

COTA has launched the new ‘Think Before You Eat – Think Canada Organic’ marketing campaign! After years of development at the Organic Value Chain Roundtable, the campaign highlights the benefits to Canadian consumers of choosing Canadian organic products. Visit the new website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and share on your social media. Have any questions? […]

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