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UNFI Foundation provides grant for arsenic and rice research
March 5, 2013

The Organic Center has signed an agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for ARS scientists to conduct targeted research on the factors affecting the presence of arsenic in organically grown rice.

February 28, 2013

Organizers of Canada’s annual Organic Week are pleased to announce a new partner organization has joined with them to expand Canada’s largest celebration of organic farming and products.

Newly created position will provide scientific leadership to advance organic food and farming
February 19, 2013

The Organic Center today named Jessica Shade, Ph.D., to serve in its newly created position of Director of Science Programs. She begins working for The Organic Center today.

Changes to federal crop insurance program arrive just in time for beleaguered Southern Plains farmers
January 31, 2013

 U.S. organic cotton production contracted in 2011, due in large part to the sweeping drought in the Southern Plains, according to the 2011 and Preliminary 2012 U.S. Organic Cotton Production & Marketing Trends report conducted by the Organic Trade Association.

January 29, 2013

Two of Canada’s longest-running organic organizations today announced that they are streamlining and centralizing their efforts to better represent Canada’s organic sector in Ottawa.

Report provides guidance to pediatricians about organic foods in patient care
October 22, 2012

 A clinical report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children.

October 11, 2012

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2012 Annual Fund campaign grew by nearly 25 percent this year over the previous year to reach a new record. Funds raised will go towards OTA’s government relations, consumer education, and media outreach work in the United States and Canada.

Two independent organizations will maintain separate missions dedicated to advancing organic
September 5, 2012

Effective Sept. 1, The Organic Center is combining efforts with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and relocating its headquarters from Boulder, CO, to Washington, D.C. The Organic Center will remain an independent non-profit 501(c) (3), but now will be under the administrative auspices of OTA.

Organic foods have lower pesticide residues, lower chance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
September 4, 2012

A review article published September in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms that consuming organic foods reduces consumers’ exposure to pesticide residues and to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) notes.

Urges consumers to vote “Yes” on California Proposition 37
August 8, 2012

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today voiced its strong support for California voters’ right to know whether the foods they purchase are genetically engineered, and urged them to vote “Yes” on Proposition 37 in the November General Election in California.