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OTA submits comments on raw manure as fertilizer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Federal Register notice requesting scientific data, information, and comments that would help the agency develop a risk assessment for produce grown in fields or other growing areas amended with untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin, including raw manure.

OTA in Switzerland & Sial Paris

The Organic Trade Association will host a seminar on organic equivalency in Switzerland. The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs Dr. Jessica Shade will present on the latest organic science. Following the seminar, OTA will host an all-organic pavilion featuring six OTA member companies at Sial Paris. To learn more contact OTA's Director of International Trade Monique Marez

Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:15 to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:15

Food 2.0: Investing in the next wave of natural & organic

Food 2.0: Investing in the Next Wave of Natural & Organic will take place June 7-9, 2016 at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Food manufacturers, companies & entrepreneurs, food service providers, distributors, food hubs, the investment community, consultants, lawyers and others will meet to assess the natural & organic food landscape and prospects.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 09:15 to Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:15

ShiftCon

The ShiftCon Conference will take place in New Orleans December 1-3, 2016. ShiftCon is the only social media conference focusing on food, wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers all over in one place, with 500+ leading social media influencers attending.

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:45 to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 17:00

National Press Foundation Boot Camp

OTA will sponsor an organic boot camp for journalists during the National Press Foundation's 4-day training on The Future of Food and Agriculture. On July 25, 2016, OTA will lead a tour of an organic farm, followed by a presentation on organic. Over four days, journalists will dive into a range of topics, taking them from the fields to the dinner table to a peek into the future of agriculture. 

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:15

National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 08:00 to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 19:00

FDA Scientific Assessment for Arsenic in Rice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Scientific Assessment for Arsenic in Rice. The assessment guides the general population to eat a balanced diet with a diversity of grains, and proposes a draft action level for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal. OTA sumbitted comments to FDA on its proposal.

Cuba Organic Research Trip

OTA CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha will join U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and a group of U.S. organic food producers and advocates on a trip to Cuba May 2-7. The group, including OTA Members from Honest Tea, Global Organics, and other companies, will spend five days on the island, meeting with Cuba’s agriculture minister, touring farms and restaurants, and talking about opportunities for both imports and exports between Cuba and North America. The trip is being sponsored by the Center for Democracy in the Americas, which favors normalizing relations with Cuba.

Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:45 to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 17:00

Food Tank Summit

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit April 20-21, 2016. This two-day event will feature more than 70 different speakers from the food and agriculture field.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:15 to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 17:00

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