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TGIF! We are excited to share these six winter cocktail recipes featuring #organ...

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:51
TGIF! We are excited to share these six winter cocktail recipes featuring #organic spirits for some extra holiday fun. Inhabitat

http://inhabitat.com/top-6-winter-holiday-cocktails-featuring-organic-spirits/


We can't share #organic holiday recipes without throwing some cookies into the m...

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:00
We can't share #organic holiday recipes without throwing some cookies into the mix! We love this collection of healthier holiday cookies from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition! http://bit.ly/1sjuRJk

Share your favorite organic cookie recipes in the comments below :)


Looking for an #organic main dish for an upcoming holiday meal? This Organic Ho...

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:30
Looking for an #organic main dish for an upcoming holiday meal? This Organic Honey Glazed Holiday Spiced Ham recipe from our friends at Simply Organic looks delicious!

What are you serving this holiday season?

http://bit.ly/1AraQiL


OTA is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season! We'll be sharing deliciou...

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:51
OTA is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season! We'll be sharing delicious #organic holiday recipes ideas for the rest of the month to help inspire your meals & treats.

We want to hear about your favorite recipes and tips, too! Tell us what's happening in your organic kitchen in the comments :)

ORGANIC TIP: Remember that any recipe can become an organic favorite, just sub out ingredients for the organic version! Start by choosing one ingredient to switch over - like flour or butter.

Check out these awesome recipes from our friends at Organic Valley

http://www.organicvalley.coop/recipes/features/recipes/features/holiday-food-guide/bake-it-organic/


Tell Congress that you demand the right to know what's in your food! http://www...

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:04
Tell Congress that you demand the right to know what's in your food!

http://www.capwiz.com/ota/issues/alert/?alertid=63992076&type=TA

On December 10, the House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on GMO labeling, and in particular, on H.R. 4432, a bill (dubbed the “DARK Act”) that would preempt states from enacting GMO labeling laws, preempt FDA from ever requiring GMO labeling, and tie USDA's hands from instituting systems to make "non-GMO" claims. Although some companies choose to label the absence of GMOs (through the Organic seal or private non-GMO standards), no company has ever voluntarily disclosed the presence of GMO ingredients.

Contact your Member of Congress today to tell them you want the truth about GMO ingredients in your food!

This bill, sponsored by Rep. Pompeo, does not respect the public's right to know. Polls show that 93% of American consumers - including the eight out of ten American families who buy organic products - want to know what is in their food, and support mandatory GMO labeling.

We need your help. Please act now to demand Congress reject the Pompeo Bill before Wednesday’s hearing. Consumers deserve the right to know.

Sincerely,
Organic Trade Association


House Committee to Hold Hearing on GMO Labeling This Week
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House Committee to Hold Hearing on GMO Labeling This Week

#GivingTuesday is coming to a close, have you supported an organization or a cau...

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:30
#GivingTuesday is coming to a close, have you supported an organization or a cause that you believe in?

Why not help the @OrganicCenter mitigate #climatechange this #GivingTuesday by supporting new research?

Consider making a donation of $5 of more to support their current projects and you are entered to win an awesome #organic gift!

http://organic-center.org/hot-science/organically-managed-soils-could-reverse-effects-of-climate-change/

http://organic-center.org/donate/


Did you know... The best way to protect pollinators is by supporting research f...

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:08
Did you know...

The best way to protect pollinators is by supporting research for #organic agriculture!

Help the Organic Center save the bees this #GivingTuesday.

Just $5 enters you to win an #organic gift!

http://organic-center.org/donate/


Ever wonder if daily dietary exposure to pesticides residues affects your health...

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:34
Ever wonder if daily dietary exposure to pesticides residues affects your health? So do we!

The Organic Center is researching this topic with Dr. Lu of Harvard University. Your support will help them get to the bottom of it! #OnlyOrganic

Learn more: http://organic-center.org/uncategorized/health-effects-of-dietary-exposure-to-pesticides/

Donate for #GivingTuesday: www.organic-center.org/donate


You can help Organic Center fight climate change on #GivingTuesday! Preliminar...

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:40
You can help Organic Center fight climate change on #GivingTuesday!

Preliminary research shows that #organic crops put out less nitrogen pollution than conventional crops, and nitrogen pollution is a leading contributor to climate change.

Learn more: http://organic-center.org/uncategorized/the-effects-of-organic-farming-practices-on-nitrogen-pollution/

Donate: http://organic-center.org/donate/


Happy #GivingTuesday! Here's how it works: Find a way for your family, your co...

Tue, 2014-12-02 07:37
Happy #GivingTuesday!

Here's how it works: Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then, tell everyone you can about how you are giving using hashtag #GivingTuesday. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Not sure where to direct your giving? Consider The Organic Center. This year they've launched projects on human health, environment and sustainability, and applied research finding solutions for organic farmers.

www.organic-center.org/donate

DYK @OrganicCenter is leading research with the National Soil Project on the benefits of organic farming to soil health? We'll be sharing project updates all day long, so stay with us!

http://organic-center.org/uncategorized/soil-health-in-organic-farms/


Are you thankful for #organic? We sure are. Thanksgiving is just a few days away...

Tue, 2014-11-25 13:27
Are you thankful for #organic? We sure are. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, quickly followed by #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday... but did you know that #GivingTuesday is a national day to give back to charitable organizations that push forward the missions you believe in?

Remember @TheOrganicCenter this #GivingTuesday and consider making a gift of $5 or more -- you'll be entered to win an AWESOME organic gift box as a thank you for supporting their work!

www.organic-center.org/donate

#Thankful #Organic #GiveBack


Why do YOU <3 #organic? Tell us in the comments below! IFOAM visitors love orga...

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:48
Why do YOU ♥ #organic? Tell us in the comments below!

IFOAM visitors love organic b/c... http://youtu.be/Hd3N8J7geT8


Why We Love Organic!

We asked visitors to the IFOAM Organic World Congress why they love Organic. We love their answers!

Let the #Thanksgiving meal planning begin! Need some inspiration? Check out th...

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:47
Let the #Thanksgiving meal planning begin!

Need some inspiration? Check out these 10 delicious #organic Thanksgiving recipes from our friends at Delicious Living

"It's not Thanksgiving without some version of mashed potatoes! This sophisticated version adds natural sweetness with organic parsnips and fennel." #YUM #Thankful4Organic

http://bit.ly/1ta92qn


Photo Gallery: 10 organic Thanksgiving recipes | Delicious Living
deliciousliving.com
Make this year’s Thanksgiving your healthiest yet with organic foods, free from pesticides, GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics.

Did you know that #organic = non-GMO plus so much more? We have the #RightToKnow...

Thu, 2014-11-20 12:38
Did you know that #organic = non-GMO plus so much more? We have the #RightToKnow what's in our food. History is being made in Oregon as the GMO Labeling ballot measure is now too close to call. Check out this video on progress made. OTA's Gwendolyn Wyard has been out knocking on doors all week. #OnlyOrganic Just Label It #Organic #YesOn92


GMO ballot measure 'too close to call'
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FOX 12 political analyst Tim Hibbitts says the GMO labeling measure is headed for a recount.

via Only Organic!

Wed, 2014-11-19 14:32
via Only Organic!


Timeline Photos
Growing the same crop in the same location year after year, as many conventional farmers do, can encourage insect pests, weeds, and disease to take over. By rotating crops, organic farmers disrupt the patterns of pests and disease that can occur with monocultures. Learn more: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #farmers #food #farming #organic #gardening

Check out this video from our friends at Clif Bar - they believe in creating a h...

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:40
Check out this video from our friends at Clif Bar - they believe in creating a healthier food system – starting with the farmers who bring you healthy, organic food. Do you?

http://www.clifbar.com/cliftv/farmers-speak-giving-voice-to-organic-oats-FS2014

Happy Veterans Day! Celebrate our #vets who continue to give through #organic fa...

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:47
Happy Veterans Day! Celebrate our #vets who continue to give through #organic farming; Check out this award-winning documentary Ground Operations or visit our friends at Archi's Acres VSAT to learn more!

http://www.groundoperations.net/


Welcome to Ground Operations! - Veteran-to-Farmer Documentary GROUND OPERATIONS
www.groundoperations.net
Featured In Join the Mission Ground Operations is a documentary film and social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Let’s help them get started and build their resource…

via Only Organic "Organic farmers look out for the health of humans and animals...

Mon, 2014-11-03 07:16
via Only Organic "Organic farmers look out for the health of humans and animals by avoiding the use of harmful substances, like persistent pesticides. Learn more about organic farming practices here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts #Organic #Farmers #OrganicFood"


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Organic farmers look out for the health of humans and animals by avoiding the use of harmful substances, like persistent pesticides. Learn more about organic farming practices here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts #Organic #Farmers #OrganicFood

McDonalds may sell more #organic foods - as they've started in some other region...

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:13
McDonalds may sell more #organic foods - as they've started in some other regions of the world. Tell us what you think!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-21/mcdonald-s-may-sell-more-organic-foods.html


McDonald’s May Sell More Organic Foods
www.bloomberg.com
McDonald’s Corp., which today posted its fourth straight quarter of falling U.S. same-store sales, may look to sell more organic food to stem the loss of customers to chains known for better-quality fare.

Flower Bombing! Check out what Cascadian Farm is doing to help SAVE THE BEES. We...

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:00
Flower Bombing! Check out what Cascadian Farm is doing to help SAVE THE BEES. We depend on our pollinators for a healthy food system & they are disappearing. What do you think? Are you up for planting some flowers?

#organic #healthyfood #healthyplanet #healthypeople #savethebees #beefriendlier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kydE9PW0H8


A Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing

Find out how you can help bees at www.bee-friendlier.com We depend on bees for diversity in our food system. But bees are in trouble, which is why Cascadian ...