Tag Archives: Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Names New CEO

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has announced the appointment of a new CEO/Executive Director. Laura Batcha is the fourth executive director in the association’s 29-year … Continue reading

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FDA Starts Process to Cut Back Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing plans to help phase out the use of antibiotics, medically important to fighting disease in humans, for … Continue reading

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Bobo’s Oat Bars Gears Up For Growth in New Year

Bobo’s Oat Bars is on the rise, and that’s outside the oven. This home-grown Boulder brand features a line of snack bars in 14 … Continue reading

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OTA Marks Official Launch of Online Global Organic Trade Guide

The Global Organic Trade Guide, the world’s first user-friendly website designed to help U.S. organic producers and handlers export organic products, was officially launched … Continue reading

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Optimizing organics

Organics have won over consumer dedication; now it is time for retailers to follow suit. For the past nine years the Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Vision for U.S. Organic Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today discussed his vision for U.S. organic agriculture and USDA efforts to ensure its continued success during remarks to the … Continue reading

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Organic Trade Association Established Farmers Advisory Council

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has formally established a Farmers Advisory Council to provide input from small- to medium-sized organic farmers, ranchers and growers … Continue reading

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Eight in Ten U.S. Parents Report They Purchase Organic Products

U.S. families are increasingly embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 percent now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes. … Continue reading

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Back to nature

The demand for natural and organic products is still on the rise. So is consumer skepticism. Retailers have to be picky with their offerings to stay ahead of the game. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Hold the pesticides

Organic produce sales continue to climb. Their benefits may be up for dispute, but its clear consumers recognize organics exist. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kroger Introduces Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic Brands

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores announced nationwide availability of its new Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic products are free … Continue reading

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Organic Market Surpasses $31 Billion

Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales. Of this, the … Continue reading

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Good-for-You Getting Better

This is going to be a year filled with opportunities and challenges for the wellness and better-for-you categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness