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2014-08-07 12:22:32

Celebration set for September at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling example of a better way to farm, and an environmental engineer who triggered an organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry will be honored next month by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for their visionary...

2014-07-01 12:30:20

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S. organic processed food products, and will create jobs and opportunity for the American organic food and farming sector. "We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials...

2014-06-26 16:26:01

Health motivation still top reason to go organic; parents also want to steer clear of GMO WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether to put an organic or non-organic item in the shopping cart, the desire to stay away from foods that have been genetically modified has never been greater. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122137 Avoiding GMOs...

2014-06-17 12:30:56

Groups Petition USDA to Restore Organic Board's Independent Authorities Set by Congress WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as...

2014-06-02 12:29:52

Naturally Inspired, Award-Winning* Skin Care Range Expands at Vitamin World® Stores Nationwide LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Doctor(TM), a leading skin care brand in the UK, is proud to introduce the new Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Collection, a nutrient-rich line that nourishes and revitalizes skin and hair. The 10-product collection features the powerful ingredients' properties to deeply moisturize and revive dry, tired skin and stressed hair....

2014-05-21 16:23:41

Organic Trade Association members gain inspiration from one nation's path to organic WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90179 Traveling halfway across the world to speak at the...

2014-04-29 08:39:11

CR also fights to end the use of antibiotics on all organic fruits and vegetables; Survey shows that 9 out of 10 don't believe their use should be allowed SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Consumer Reports is releasing a nationally representative survey of more than 1,000 adults focused on the organic label. Many of the findings are directly relevant to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting, which begins today in San Antonio, TX. The poll results are...

2014-03-17 23:01:10

JES Foods has been certified by the Global Organic Alliance to process and blend organic produce according to strict HACCP manufacturing standards. These stringent standards assure their clients of pure and fresh organic ingredients for food products. Celina, Ohio (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 With more consumers today concerned about food quality and how fresh produce is sourced, food industry players are responding by offering organic products. But how can that be accomplished cost-effectively...

2014-02-26 08:32:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sx6wv5/organic_food_and ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Organic Food & Organic Beverages Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Organic foods are food raised or grown without the use of any synthetic chemicals, additives, coloring agents, genetic manipulation or...

2014-02-24 23:27:55

In response to an article posted on Mother Earth News, Colle Farmers Market, the leading online organic farmers market, discusses reasons why the “Certified Organic” label is important. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online organic farmers market, offers three reasons why the “Certified Organic” label is important. According to a February 14th article posted on Mother Earth News titled “Understanding the ‘Certified Organic’ Label,”...


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