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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
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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!


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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
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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 ...

13 #Organic Food Numbers You Need to Know! # 3: Farmers can’t switch to organic...

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:00
13 #Organic Food Numbers You Need to Know!

# 3:
Farmers can’t switch to organic growing overnight. For three years before their first certified organic harvest, farmers can’t use any forbidden substances on their land. That includes sewage sludge, most synthetic fertilizers, and most pesticides.

http://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2014/10/13/13-organic-food-numbers-you-need-to-know/


13 Organic Food Numbers You Need to Know
blog.usfoodsafety.com
By Justin Loiseau Source: USDA.gov Organic food isn't only one of the hottest industries around – it's also an increasingly important part of our appetite. But there's a lot about organic that most...

OTA's Executive Director, Laura Batcha responds to a column by former Secretary...

Fri, 2014-10-10 14:40
OTA's Executive Director, Laura Batcha responds to a column by former Secretary of Agriculture John Block in the Des Moines Reformer that erroneously asserted that organic food is unsafe. Check out her response, calling Mr. Block to tell the truth about #organic!

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/10/10/tell-truth-organic/17034713/


Tell the truth about organic
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Former ag secretary's column does a big disservice

Worth reading: 7 Surprising Facts About Your #Organic Food "For all mammalian...

Wed, 2014-10-08 11:00
Worth reading: 7 Surprising Facts About Your #Organic Food

"For all mammalian livestock (cows and pigs, mostly), it's not just those animals that eat organic – it's their mothers, as well. From the last third of the gestation period, mama must eat only organic for her baby to benefit from the same certification."

http://bit.ly/1yHAt2r


Did you know? #Organic = non-GMO!

Mon, 2014-10-06 06:27
Did you know? #Organic = non-GMO!


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FACT: GMOs are not allowed in organic food production! Got questions? Go here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts/faq #food #nonGMO #GMOs #organic

This year OTA honored Steve Crider of Amy's Kitchen with our first ever "Member...

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:09
This year OTA honored Steve Crider of Amy's Kitchen with our first ever "Member of the Year" Award. Congrats to Steve and thanks to Amy's Kitchen for sharing :-) #OrganicVisionary

"Meet Steve Crider – our champion of organic farming! Steve’s job at Amy’s is to support the future of organics, at the policy level. We think he's the perfect person for this tough job – and so does the Organic Trade Association. They just named him “Member of the Year" for all his advocacy work. Congrats, Steve – and thank you for all that you do. http://bit.ly/1wMyk0F"


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Meet Steve Crider – our champion of organic farming! Steve’s job at Amy’s is to support the future of organics, at the policy level. We think he's the perfect person for this tough job – and so does the @[51279368597:274:Organic Trade Association]. They just named him “Member of the Year" for all his advocacy work. Congrats, Steve – and thank you for all that you do. http://bit.ly/1wMyk0F

It's DAY 1 of Project Green Challenge 2014 and our powerhouse theme is #ORGANIC!...

Wed, 2014-10-01 14:06
It's DAY 1 of Project Green Challenge 2014 and our powerhouse theme is #ORGANIC! From Teens Turning Green: Whole Foods Marketsells it, the Organic Center is full of resources + EcoWatch spreads the word! It's not too late to sign up and join in this month of #sustainability education + life changing discovery! Get Started Here!: http://bit.ly/1nKhCz6 #green #youth #environment #activism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NmhY5Up7NI


Understanding the Organic Label with Sara Snow

"Did you know that organic farmers maintain the health of their soil by using ma...

Wed, 2014-10-01 06:51
"Did you know that organic farmers maintain the health of their soil by using manure or compost and other organic material instead of synthetic fertilizers? Get the details here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #saveoursoil #organic #food" Only Organic


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Did you know that organic farmers maintain the health of their soil by using manure or compost and other organic material instead of synthetic fertilizers? Get the details here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #saveoursoil #organic #food

Check out this article from Health.com on 11 things that are best to buy #organi...

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:52
Check out this article from Health.com on 11 things that are best to buy #organic. What do you think? Which products do you always buy organic? Tell us in the comments.

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20471167_4,00.html


11 Things It's Best to Buy Organic
www.health.com
Torn about whether to go natural? Heres what to pick—and skip.

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Learn more about the benefits of choosing #organic cof...

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:00
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Learn more about the benefits of choosing #organic coffee. Huge health + environmental benefits for all http://bit.ly/1CADa4s


What Are the Benefits of Organic Coffee Consumption? | LIVESTRONG.COM
www.livestrong.com
Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world after water, a standing which helps rank it as one of the largest traded commodities — second only to oil, according to “The Organic Food Shopper’s Guide.” Organically grown coffee is free of chemical residues, an attribute that prompts many connoisse…

"Forget ‘Whole Paycheck’—This Grocery Chain Now Beats Many Competitors’ Prices"...

Wed, 2014-09-24 10:00
"Forget ‘Whole Paycheck’—This Grocery Chain Now Beats Many Competitors’ Prices"

Learn how you can save at Whole Foods Market #OrganicAffordability

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/12/whole-foods-discount-grocery?cmpid=foodinc-fb


Forget ‘Whole Paycheck’—This Grocery Chain Now Beats Many Competitors’ Prices
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(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) TakePart Features Forget ‘Whole Paycheck’—This Grocery Chain Now Beats Many Competitors’ Prices Take Action Share Comments More Share with your friends Whole Foods is shedding its expensive image with cheaper produce and core items. By Sarah McColl Sarah McColl ha…

via @OnlyOrganic "Organic farmers and ranchers must accommodate the natural beha...

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:20
via @OnlyOrganic "Organic farmers and ranchers must accommodate the natural behavior of their livestock and meet health and wellness requirements. Find out what these requirements include here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-livestock-requirements #USDA #food #organic #dairy #meatlovers"


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Organic farmers and ranchers must accommodate the natural behavior of their livestock and meet health and wellness requirements. Find out what these requirements include here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-livestock-requirements #USDA #food #organic #dairy #meatlovers

Tune in for an informative radio interview on Wednesday, September 24 at 4:00 PM...

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:34
Tune in for an informative radio interview on Wednesday, September 24 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time and hear Dr. Jessica Shade of The Organic Center and OTA's Gwendolyn Wyard discuss all things organic!
http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3534320/M45pT/h/Talking_All_Things_Organic.htm


09-22-2014 - Talking All Things Organic
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On the show we will discuss organic standards, organic labeling, frequent organic misconceptions and much more. We will address the question: Does organic actually provide nutritional benefits that cannot be obtained from conventional food? We will also help alleviate the confusion of food labels.…