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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!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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Roundup, widely used in farming, is “probably” carcinogenic.

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

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


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&quot;How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health o...

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:02
"How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health of our natural resources like soil and water. At Clif Bar, we strive to be a catalyst for change in creating a healthy, just and sustainable food system. For us, that effort begins with organic. Watch our "Farmers Speak - Organic Almonds" video to learn more about the Burroughs family and the organic farming process" - Clif Bar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0N8aC4eG7s


CLIF Bar: Farmers Speak - Organic Almonds

How we craft our food matters. It impacts the health of people and the health of our natural resources like soil and water. At Clif Bar, we strive to be a ca...

The recent blog post &#x201c;14 facts the organic industry doesn&#x2019;t want you to know&#x201d; co...

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:08
The recent blog post “14 facts the organic industry doesn’t want you to know” contains too many inaccurate and misleading statements about organic for us to sit idly by!

Read and share our complete response to each of the 14 "facts": http://bit.ly/1I5ahzF

"First and foremost, it’s important to know that organic is the most heavily regulated, transparent, and closely monitored food system in the United States. Unlike other eco-labels, the organic label is backed by a set of rigorous federal production and processing standards. These standards have been developed through a transparent process involving the National Organic Program, the National Organic Standards Board (a citizen advisory group), industry representatives and the public, to provide traceability from the farm to table, and to ensure that you and your family can have confidence in the organic products you buy. There is nothing “the organic industry doesn’t want you to know.” More than any other part of the global food system, organic is an open book..."

Original post by Don't Waste the Crumbs, who is doing great work on her blog helping parents access real food on tight budgets. We urge you to consider correcting the facts!


&quot;The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry....

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:36
"The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry.

Why? Our government subsidizes the industries that produce processed junk, animal feed & ethanol and NOT healthy food. As consumers are becoming more health conscious, we are seeing a SHIFT in the marketplace as well whereas they are automatically gravitating to organic because it stands for something. It’s certified by a third party to use only certain farming practices AND the food itself is “free from” food—free from antibiotics, hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, animal cruelty, artificial additives & preservatives, artificial dyes, GMOs, irradiation, sewage sludge, etc."

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The only place where you see the true cost of food is in the Organic industry. Why? Our government subsidizes the industries that produce processed junk, animal feed & ethanol and NOT healthy food. As consumers are becoming more health conscious, we are seeing a SHIFT in the marketplace as well whereas they are automatically gravitating to organic because it stands for something. It’s certified by a third party to use only certain farming practices AND the food itself is “free from” food—free from antibiotics, hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, animal cruelty, artificial additives & preservatives, artificial dyes, GMOs, irradiation, sewage sludge, etc. QUESTION: What changes do you see happening in the future when it comes to food? Do you see it getting worse or better and why? And what are you doing to promote a better food supply? Amplify the SHIFT and share! GIVEAWAY: @[62869253227:274:Nature's Path Organic Foods] is giving away a gift basket valued at $100 to one lucky winner who engages with this post. You can engage with this post by sharing or commenting. Winners are announced on Friday evening, March 20th. Tickets to @[186486444857719:274:Shiftcon] Social Media Conference are on sale for $100 off till March 23rd. You can take advantage of this special deal TODAY by clicking here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shiftcon-social-media-conference-2015-tickets-13110962241?discount=ShiftConEarlyBird OR by using discount code “ShiftConEarlyBird” at checkout. For more information about ShiftCon Social Media Conference and to watch our video visit us here, http://shiftconmedia.com/2015/03/11/march-12th-thru-march-23rd-save-100-on-shiftcon-2015-tickets/

&quot;The potato is America&#x2019;s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 2...

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25
"The potato is America’s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries a year and 142 pounds of potatoes overall."

Robyn McCord O'Brien and Only Organic

Learn more: http://goo.gl/TMjl3f

#knowyourfood #onlyorganic


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The potato is America’s largest vegetable crop. The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries a year and 142 pounds of potatoes overall. #knowyourfood