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Mike Fata

Company: 
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Award: 
Rising Star
Year: 
2016
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Mike Fata of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods first became involved in the organic industry in his twenties shortly after he helped legalize industrial hemp in Canada and started Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Partnering directly with Canadian farmers, he has advocated for more organic acres for over a decade. As CEO of Manitoba Harvest, he has insisted on organic options and helped bring organic to mainstream markets in North America and around the world.
 

Provender Alliance Conference

Registration is now open for the 40th annual Provender Alliance Educational Conference to be held October 5-7 in Hood River, OR. The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center will be present at this event. 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:45 to Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:45
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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.

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