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Organic food fraud-fighting training courses offered

Organic Trade Association – The Organic Trade Association recently announced the development of three online training courses to bolster its Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program. The training courses are designed for organic businesses, accredited certifiers and organic inspectors, with one of the courses a pre-requisite for businesses pre-enrolled in the program. The Organic Fraud Prevention […]

Organic Trade Association proposes voluntary organic check-off

By Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Trade Association on Sept. 6 announced a plan to move forward with a voluntary industry-invested organic research, promotion and education check-off program. “The Organic Trade Association recognizes great demand for coordinated organic research and promotion, and the organic sector is ready to work together on innovative solutions that will […]

Nature’s Path parts ways with U.S. organic trade association over GMO labelling

By Laura Rance Editorial director, Glacier FarmMedia  One of North America’s leading organic processors has withdrawn its support from the U.S. Organic Trade Association to protest what it says is a shifting commitment away from the organic movement’s core values. Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast company, made the announcement just days from […]

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U.S. organic sales post new record in 2015

OrganicBiz staff The U.S. organic industry set new records in 2015 with total organic product sales rising 11 per cent to US$43.3 billion, the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2016 Organic Industry Survey reports. The growth in organic sales far outstrips the three per cent annual growth in the overall food market. Despite all the challenges, […]