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Organic Caucus briefing on organic research

The Organic Center and the Organic Trade Association today gave a joint briefing to Congress covering emerging science on organic issues and organic food and farming research needs. The briefing included details about the recent nutritional study led by Newcastle University as well as research concerning citrus greening. The briefing looked at the mechanisms behind […]

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OTA reps to speak at annual buying food show

OTA’s CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha and Todd Linsky of OTA member company Cal-Organic/Grimmway Farms will speak at the Crosset Company Educational Buying Food Show and Educational Seminar tomorrow at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH. Batcha and Linsky will discuss growth trends in organic and fresh fruits and vegetables in an educational […]

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Register now for residue sampling webinar

You can now register for OTA’s residue sampling webinar. Join OTA’s Nathaniel Lewis on August 19 from 10 a.m. to Noon PST (1– 3 p.m. EST) to learn about residue sampling under the USDA National Organic Program. This webinar is free for OTA members.  Lewis will also conduct a second webinar session on residue sampling […]

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Impressive coverage of organic’s nutritional benefits

Press coverage of the recent study led by Newcastle University scientists on the nutritional benefits of food from organically produced crops has been impressive. At last count, the outreach of the media who did their own stories on the study, or picked up one of the releases on it—a press release from Newcastle University in […]

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Mark your calendar for Aug. 19 residue sampling webinar

Join OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist Nathaniel Lewis August 19 for a webinar on residue sampling under USDA’s National Organic Program. Registration for this comprehensive two-hour webinar is free for OTA members.  This effort is in collaboration with the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), which is offering a more rigorous organic inspector certificate series […]

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Be part of OTA’s summer news magazine

The summer edition of OTA’s quarterly news magazine, The Organic Report, is now in production. Does your company have some exciting news to share or a new product offering? There are even opportunities to place display advertising or classified ads. The deadline for placing ads or submitting news is July 24. A word to potential […]

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Mark your calendar for Aug. 19 residue sampling webinar

Join OTA’s Senior Crops and Livestock Specialist Nathaniel Lewis August 19 for a webinar on residue sampling under USDA’s National Organic Program. Registration for this comprehensive two-hour webinar is free for OTA members.  This effort is in collaboration with the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), which is offering a more rigorous organic inspector certificate series […]

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Plans take shape for OTA activities at Expo East

OTA is gearing up for Natural Products Expo East (Sept. 17-20 in Baltimore, MD). The All Things Organic Conference Track will present diverse conference sessions, including the perennially popular State of the Organic Industry session, along with numerous opportunities to hear directly from those making news in organic. In addition, OTA will host its Annual […]

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Be part of The Globe and Mail special report

COTA is once again partnering with The Globe and Mail for an organic special report timed to be published during Organic Week, with discounted COTA advertising rates. The deadline for committing is August 11. The organic insert will be published on September 22. More details are available on the Organic Week website.

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Basic Organic Processing Inspection Training

Canadian Organic Grower (COG) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are hosting a Basic Organic Processing Inspection Training this November 10-14. To be held in Mississauga-Toronto, the training is for practicing or aspiring organic inspectors but anyone is welcome to apply. The course will include a comprehensive four-day training and field trip to a […]

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