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Early bird tickets are now on sale for THE #ExpoEast kick-off event, OTA's Annua...

Tue, 2015-06-23 11:07
Early bird tickets are now on sale for THE #ExpoEast kick-off event, OTA's Annual Awards Celebration! Don't miss out, reserve your spot today: http://bit.ly/1NgPawW

Sponsorship opportunities are still available - learn more: http://bit.ly/1eFQzla



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Tue, 2015-06-23 10:59


Do you ever wonder how the organic certification &amp; verification process works? C...

Fri, 2015-06-19 12:35
Do you ever wonder how the organic certification & verification process works? Click through to learn more about how your organic food travels from farm to fork:

http://bit.ly/1fmtxjn


Verification and Certification | OTA
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The organic certification process was defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is monitored by the National Organic Program (NOP). Organic Certification is designed to certify every step of the organic chain, in strict accordance with NOP guidelines.

&quot;Given these factors, it&#039;s no longer a choice, but rather, an imperative, that w...

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:47
"Given these factors, it's no longer a choice, but rather, an imperative, that we shift the "faster, cheaper, more" mentality pervasive in fashion houses and held by consumers toward a more sustainable and slower model for fashion--one that measures the "True Cost" to people and the planet instead of defining success solely by bottom line profits or ownership of a new disposable outfit every day." -Marci Zaroff

http://huff.to/1JYyAlg

#Organic #EcoFashion


Slowing Down Fashion
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by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Gandhi Over the past two

Let&#x2019;s face it: eating organically might be the only savior for our bodies, the e...

Tue, 2015-06-16 12:18
Let’s face it: eating organically might be the only savior for our bodies, the environment and our society.

http://bit.ly/1QBK7g3


Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic
vancouverhealthcoach.com
Why does eating organic remain on the periphery of North American food production and consumption? And what can we as a consumer do about it?

Seventy-five percent of all crops grown for human consumption rely on pollinator...

Fri, 2015-06-12 12:16
Seventy-five percent of all crops grown for human consumption rely on pollinators, predominantly bees, for a successful harvest. But over the last decade, both native and honey bee populations have been declining at alarming rates, raising concerns about the impact on our global food security.

DYK Organic farming alleviates many threats to pollinators, and organic farms support significantly more pollinators than conventional farms?

Learn more and join the conversation during our #BeeOrganic Twitter Party on Thursday, June 18 at 5pm EST.

OTA Position on Pollinator Health: http://bit.ly/1TbICUH
Organic Center Pollinator Report: http://bit.ly/1GlEagu


Are you paying too much for organic food? Learn why the answer is no here: http:...

Wed, 2015-06-10 12:57
Are you paying too much for organic food? Learn why the answer is no here: http://bit.ly/1FwrJKY

And join our Twitter Chat with Wild Oats Marketplace tonight at 7pm EST - we'll be talking #AffordableOrganics!


Are You Paying Too Much For Organic Food?
civileats.com
Most people buy organic to avoid pesticides, antibiotics, and GMOs, and to support environmentally friendly growing practices. Now you can add helping farmers make a living to the list. According to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), organic agricu…

It&#039;s official: Organic is bee-friendly agriculture! Check out The Organic Cent...

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:54
It's official: Organic is bee-friendly agriculture!

Check out The Organic Center's latest report: http://bit.ly/1GlEagu


Why you should only buy organic strawberries! Watch: http://huff.to/1H9rOsA

Fri, 2015-06-05 13:03
Why you should only buy organic strawberries!

Watch: http://huff.to/1H9rOsA


Why You Should Only Buy Organic Strawberries
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Strawberries, in one form or another, get chopped into salads, splashed into cocktails and smeared across toast even though they're grown with more pesticides than most other crops. It's currently

Organic costs more. But is it worth it? A comprehensive new study finds #organi...

Thu, 2015-06-04 12:05
Organic costs more. But is it worth it?

A comprehensive new study finds #organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers than conventional agriculture!

Check it out: http://bit.ly/1FwrJKY


Are You Paying Too Much For Organic Food?
civileats.com
Most people buy organic to avoid pesticides, antibiotics, and GMOs, and to support environmentally friendly growing practices. Now you can add helping farmers make a living to the list. According to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), organic agricu…

ICYMI: &quot;90 seconds could change your shopping habits forever&quot; #OnlyOrganic #Dum...

Wed, 2015-06-03 13:19
ICYMI: "90 seconds could change your shopping habits forever"

#OnlyOrganic #DumpTheJunk


This Information Could Change Your Grocery Shopping Habits Forever (Must Watch 90 second Video!)
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This Information Could Change Your Grocery Shopping Habits Forever (Must Watch 90 second Video!)

Organic farming isn&#x2019;t just environmentally friendly &#x2013; it&#x2019;s very good business fo...

Tue, 2015-06-02 11:45
Organic farming isn’t just environmentally friendly – it’s very good business for farmers!

Today in the Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1I8YtNu


Organic farming isn’t just environmentally friendly – it’s very good business for farmers
www.washingtonpost.com
New research on profitability is very good news for farmers considering switching to organic.

Organic is always non-GMO, but non-GMO isn&#039;t always organic.

Mon, 2015-06-01 11:48
Organic is always non-GMO, but non-GMO isn't always organic.


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FACT: GMOs are not allowed in organic food production! Got questions? Go here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/get-facts/faq #food #nonGMO #GMOs #organic

&quot;Baby steps are leading to a full blown race to organic...&quot; #dumpthejunk #realf...

Tue, 2015-05-26 14:28
"Baby steps are leading to a full blown race to organic..."

#dumpthejunk #realfoodsells #OnlyOrganic


Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Chuck Artificial Ingredients
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Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have announced they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, becoming the latest national food retailers to "go natural....

&quot;If you&#039;re not buying organic, virtually everything you eat contains systemic pe...

Fri, 2015-05-22 14:07
"If you're not buying organic, virtually everything you eat contains systemic pesticides -- fruit, vegetables, grains, even meat."

http://huff.to/1ca0ZHz


Systemic pesticides aren't on your food -- they're in it
www.huffingtonpost.ca
The flourishing organic farm movement in North America proves that we can grow food economically and sustainably without resorting to an accelerating chemical arms race. Systemic pesticides are causing harm to our environment on a massive scale. We don't need them. There is no conclusive evidence th…

Target goes #organic. Consumers want better food options! &quot;CEO Brian Cornell, w...

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:00
Target goes #organic. Consumers want better food options!

"CEO Brian Cornell, who was hired in August 2014 in part to stimulate Target's floundering food sales, recently gathered representatives from major prepackaged- food companies like General Mills, Campbell's, and Kraft Foods to inform them that their products wouldn't be occupying the same prime shelf space that they used to. This is all part of Target's new strategy to promote healthier, fresher options—to appeal to a younger, more health-conscious, organic-prone consumer base."

http://bit.ly/1cOL6XR


Big Box Goes Organic as Target Pulls Canned Soups, Easy Mac
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The Minneapolis-based retail chain isn't making many new friends in Big Food.

We agree! Why do you choose #organic?

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:07
We agree! Why do you choose #organic?


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We agree with author Maria Rodale! Do you? Learn more about organic food here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/ #onlyorganic #food #organicfarmers #cleanliving

Excellent read by Robyn O&#039;Brien on why #organic food is more expensive (hint: it...

Fri, 2015-05-08 10:35
Excellent read by Robyn O'Brien on why #organic food is more expensive (hint: it's NOT what you think) and how you can make it work for your family #OrganicItsWorthIt


Organic Food: Why the Price Tag & Is It Worth It? - Robyn O'Brien
robynobrien.com
The high price of organic food can irritate anyone. But the scrutiny that these foods undergo is enormous and expensive, driving prices at the cash register and for those producing them on the farm.

The queen of #organic cuisine looks back. Learn more about our friend Nora &amp; che...

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:41
The queen of #organic cuisine looks back. Learn more about our friend Nora & check out her new book.

http://bit.ly/1DU6hxn


Check out this video about a family who ate #OnlyOrganic for 2 weeks. Mom says &quot;...

Wed, 2015-05-06 11:19
Check out this video about a family who ate #OnlyOrganic for 2 weeks. Mom says "There were a whole number of chemicals removed from my kids bodies... and I don't want them back."


The Organic Effect

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this! The study was conducted by the Swedish Environme...