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Target goes #organic. Consumers want better food options! "CEO Brian Cornell, w...

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:00
Target goes #organic. Consumers want better food options!

"CEO Brian Cornell, who was hired in August 2014 in part to stimulate Target's floundering food sales, recently gathered representatives from major prepackaged- food companies like General Mills, Campbell's, and Kraft Foods to inform them that their products wouldn't be occupying the same prime shelf space that they used to. This is all part of Target's new strategy to promote healthier, fresher options—to appeal to a younger, more health-conscious, organic-prone consumer base."

http://bit.ly/1cOL6XR


Big Box Goes Organic as Target Pulls Canned Soups, Easy Mac
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The Minneapolis-based retail chain isn't making many new friends in Big Food.

We agree! Why do you choose #organic?

Recent Updates - Thu, 2015-05-14 11:07
We agree! Why do you choose #organic?


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We agree with author Maria Rodale! Do you? Learn more about organic food here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/ #onlyorganic #food #organicfarmers #cleanliving

Excellent read by Robyn O'Brien on why #organic food is more expensive (hint: it...

Recent Updates - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:35
Excellent read by Robyn O'Brien on why #organic food is more expensive (hint: it's NOT what you think) and how you can make it work for your family #OrganicItsWorthIt


Organic Food: Why the Price Tag & Is It Worth It? - Robyn O'Brien
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The high price of organic food can irritate anyone. But the scrutiny that these foods undergo is enormous and expensive, driving prices at the cash register and for those producing them on the farm.

The queen of #organic cuisine looks back. Learn more about our friend Nora & che...

Recent Updates - Thu, 2015-05-07 12:41
The queen of #organic cuisine looks back. Learn more about our friend Nora & check out her new book.

http://bit.ly/1DU6hxn


Check out this video about a family who ate #OnlyOrganic for 2 weeks. Mom says "...

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-05-06 11:19
Check out this video about a family who ate #OnlyOrganic for 2 weeks. Mom says "There were a whole number of chemicals removed from my kids bodies... and I don't want them back."


The Organic Effect

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this! The study was conducted by the Swedish Environme...

Thanks for sharing Only Organic

Recent Updates - Tue, 2015-05-05 11:40
Thanks for sharing Only Organic


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Cover crops are an important practice in organic farming to maintain soil health and introduce additional nutrients back into the soil following harvest. Learn more: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #organic #food #goorganic

Demand for #organic food soars in the United States!

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:29
Demand for #organic food soars in the United States!



The National Organic Standards Board's 4-day meeting is taking place this week i...

Recent Updates - Mon, 2015-04-27 19:07
The National Organic Standards Board's 4-day meeting is taking place this week in La Jolla, CA.

Learn more about NOSB and their role in the organic standards at OTA.com, and follow us on Twitter @OrganicTrade (or use the Twitter tab!) all week for live updates from the meeting.

http://bit.ly/1z65uxV


Our friend Andrea, a young organic farmer and owner of quarter acre farm wrote a...

Recent Updates - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:58
Our friend Andrea, a young organic farmer and owner of quarter acre farm wrote a nice blog on #OrganicWeekDC!

Check it out: http://quarteracrefarmsonoma.com/2015/04/18/organic-week-in-dc/


Organic Week in DC
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This past Thursday night I flew back from a jam-packed week in Washington DC. CCOF sent me to attend the Organic Trade Association’s policy week. The Organic Trade Association is a membership-base...

Happy #EarthDay to all of the #organic farmers, businesses & consumers that go a...

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:24
Happy #EarthDay to all of the #organic farmers, businesses & consumers that go above & beyond to make it #EarthDayEveryDay!

Learn more about why organic is great for the environment at OTA.com: https://www.ota.com/learn-about-organic/environmental-benefits


Check out this piece on Bloomberg Business about why more farmers don't go organ...

Recent Updates - Mon, 2015-04-20 11:08
Check out this piece on Bloomberg Business about why more farmers don't go organic and where our organic corn is coming from.


Organic Farming: Why More Farmers Don't Do it
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Stonyfield's Britt Lundgren and Bloomberg's Alan Bjerga discuss organic food with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on

Check out the latest #organic industry & consumer data in our #OrganicWeekDC inf...

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-04-15 13:00
Check out the latest #organic industry & consumer data in our #OrganicWeekDC infographic. There’s more to organic than meets the eye…


We’re kicking off #OrganicWeekDC in Washington, and it’s our favorite time of ye...

Recent Updates - Tue, 2015-04-14 12:00
We’re kicking off #OrganicWeekDC in Washington, and it’s our favorite time of year. OTA members are gathering on Captiol Hill to educate members of Congress on the state of organic and why they should support it.

Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/OrganicTrade (or use the Twitter tab on our profile page) and check out #OrganicWeekDC for conference highlights, photos, and live updates from D.C.

This influential week includes a House Organic Caucus Briefing, OTA member working sessions, a full Policy Conference with an incredible lineup of policymakers and keynotes, and of course, Hill Visit Day – where OTA members [put on comfy shoes and] hit the Hill with the organic message.


Organic Trade (@OrganicTrade) | Twitter
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The latest Tweets from Organic Trade (@OrganicTrade). The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. Washington, D.C.

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Recent Updates - Thu, 2015-04-09 12:35

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Did you know American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey data? That amounts to nearly a pound of glyphosate for every person in the country. http://www.justlabelit.org/glyphosate-is-spreading-like-a-cancer-across-the-u-s/ #glyphosate #justlabelit #GMOs

Hunger for #organic food is stretching the supply chain. Check out this great pi...

Recent Updates - Mon, 2015-04-06 13:53
Hunger for #organic food is stretching the supply chain. Check out this great piece in The Wall Street Journal that highlights a few innovative (and awesome) organic businesses that are trying to do something about it.

http://on.wsj.com/1Ibp5Q0

Nature's Path Organic Foods Pacific Foods Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs


Organic-Food Firms Tackle Supply Constraints
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Organic-food purveyors are taking steps to tackle supply constraints that are hampering growth. These companies are financing farmers, offering technical training and hiring full-time headhunters to recruit organic growers.

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers receives USDA grants to expand a...

Recent Updates - Thu, 2015-04-02 12:02
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers receives USDA grants to expand access to healthy food for low-income families. Well deserved!

"More than 60 percent of (SNAP) recipients are children, elderly or disabled, and 42 percent live in households with at least one working adult, according to the USDA." #NIFAImpacts

http://bit.ly/1G7jGJ5


Florida Organic Growers Awarded USDA Grant | Southeast AgNET
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From the Florida Organic Growers: (GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 1, 2015) – United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today at a press conference in Orlando that Florida Organic Growers (FOG) was a recipient of a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant. The Food Insecurity Nu…

Thanks Only Organic: By rotating crops, organic farmers disrupt the patterns of...

Recent Updates - Tue, 2015-03-31 11:26
Thanks Only Organic: By rotating crops, organic farmers disrupt the patterns of pests and disease that can occur with monocultures. Learn more: http://goo.gl/0iSiEW #food #farming #organic #gardening


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By rotating crops, organic farmers disrupt the patterns of pests and disease that can occur with monocultures. Learn more: http://goo.gl/0iSiEW #food #farming #organic #gardening

Mark Bittman in The New York Times: Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs. ...&#x201c;While we&#x2019;r...

Recent Updates - Wed, 2015-03-25 09:14
Mark Bittman in The New York Times: Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs.

...“While we’re at it, let’s finally start labeling products made with genetically engineered food. Right now, the only way we can be sure to avoid them is to buy organic food.”

#JustLabelIt #Organic

http://nyti.ms/1CpLPIG


Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs
www.nytimes.com
Roundup, widely used in farming, is “probably” carcinogenic.

The World Health Organization (WHO)&#039;s has declared the world&#x2019;s most widely used...

Recent Updates - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:21
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – probably causes cancer.

How do you avoid it? Choose organic.

http://bit.ly/1LSQGs8