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Want to know which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the most pest...

8 hours 58 min ago
Want to know which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides? To avoid pesticides, choose #organic!

Check out @EWG’s newly released 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce!

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/


EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
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EWG's 2015 Shopper's Guide helps you make informed choices about the produce you buy. Check out our 'Dirty Dozen' and 'Clean 15' lists to shop smarter.

#NewMacDonald #MustWatch #OnlyOrganic!

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:10
#NewMacDonald
#MustWatch
#OnlyOrganic!




BREAKING! Announcing Only Organic's new video! This new version of an old classic is sure to grab your attention. Watch and share: www.newmacdonald.com #NewMacDonald #OnlyOrganic

#Fact #OnlyOrganic

Fri, 2015-02-20 14:14
#Fact #OnlyOrganic


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It's the year of soil! Did you know that organic farmers maintain the health of their soil by using manure or compost and other organic material instead of synthetic fertilizers? Get the details here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/organic-practices/organic-farming-practices #saveoursoil #organic #food

If you’re headed to Expo West in March and interested in the science behind #org...

Wed, 2015-02-18 14:02
If you’re headed to Expo West in March and interested in the science behind #organic food and farming, don’t miss the largest #OrganicScience event in Anaheim! Over 500 of the organic industry’s leading innovators will gather to support the The Organic Center at its Annual VIP Dinner in Anaheim on March 5! This year’s celebratory fundraiser features a celebrity-chef designed menu and thought-provoking discussions about the intersection of food, farming, science and politics.

Limited seats available: http://bit.ly/1BU7wzQ


#OnlyOrganic!

Tue, 2015-02-17 08:06
#OnlyOrganic!


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A study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy. Read more: http://justlabelit.org/extreme-levels-of-herbicide-roundup-found-in-food/#sthash.mQPEQhn0.dpuf #LabelGMOs #food #JustLabelIt

Share the love this Valentine's Day by choosing chocolate that's #organic and he...

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:00
Share the love this Valentine's Day by choosing chocolate that's #organic and healthful (yes, chocolate can be good for you!).

OTA picks: Theo Chocolate Sjaak's Organic Chocolates, NibMor, Dagoba Organic Chocolate


Organic has a leg up in adopting new FDA food safety regulations. OTA members:...

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:44
Organic has a leg up in adopting new FDA food safety regulations.

OTA members: Be sure to check out this article in Food Safety Magazine authored by OTA staff Gwendolyn Wyard and Nate Lewis. It highlights what organic farmers are already doing in terms of product traceability and how the organic industry's response to FDA's previously proposed rules was instrumental in their significant revisions that reduce unwarranted and unscientific regulations on organic farmers and local food systems.

http://bit.ly/17aPo9O


Buying organic to avoid pesticides? Science confirms you have the right idea. T...

Mon, 2015-02-09 10:31
Buying organic to avoid pesticides? Science confirms you have the right idea.

TakePart.com --> http://bit.ly/1zo78sD


Buying Organic to Avoid Pesticides? Science Confirms You Have the Right Idea
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Researchers are trying to understand how all the chemicals in our food might be harming us in the long run.

It might seem obvious that eating #organic food is a good way to avoid pesticide...

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:00
It might seem obvious that eating #organic food is a good way to avoid pesticides, now a new study confirms it.

"If you’re eating conventionally grown produce from the U.S. it’s more than likely that it was treated with organophosphate pesticides."

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1xrKvy9


New Science Confirms: If You Eat Organic You’ll be Exposed to Fewer Pesticides
civileats.com
The recent debate over organic food has focused largely on nutrition. But the question of whether organic is better for you than food grown conventionally might have at least as much to do with pesticide exposure as nutrient value. Or that’s been the theory held by many organic advocates. And while…

OTA is on the road at #Organicology2015 and we're talking organic policy, market...

Fri, 2015-02-06 09:54
OTA is on the road at #Organicology2015 and we're talking organic policy, marketing, and a potential check-off program. We're also tweeting live updates and sharing photos along the way --> https://twitter.com/organictrade

Here are some day 1 favorites from Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA's Regulatory Director of Food Safety & Organic Standards.

"First day at #Organicology2015 in Portland, OR. A few notes of many from the day: 1) ORGANIC. Demand far exceeds supply. One organic company expressed they are looking for 15-20 million more pounds of organic veggies each year, but it's a struggle. Many more situations are far and wide, especially w/ grain. Crazy this is such a problem? Learn why!!..."


Do you love organic potatoes? Learn more about why you should, plus check out a...

Thu, 2015-02-05 14:00
Do you love organic potatoes?

Learn more about why you should, plus check out a simple breakfast potato recipe here: http://noconow.co/1Di2sWK


Q: How much can organic REALLY grow? A: --> http://bit.ly/1u86qPP

Wed, 2015-02-04 15:00
Q: How much can organic REALLY grow?

A: --> http://bit.ly/1u86qPP


Organic vs. Non-toxic Beauty Products: Some Points to Consider Although the te...

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:06
Organic vs. Non-toxic Beauty Products: Some Points to Consider

Although the term "non-toxic" does not have to meet a specific criteria, the term "organic" has to meet FDA criteria. According to the USDA, "organic" is defined as food or agricultural products that have been produced through approved methods.

More --> http://bit.ly/1F0z8mE


via @OnlyOrganic "Organic farmers and ranchers must accommodate the natural beha...

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:39
via @OnlyOrganic "Organic farmers and ranchers must accommodate the natural behavior of their livestock and meet health and wellness requirements. Find out what these requirements include here: http://www.onlyorganic.org/o…/organic-livestock-requirements #USDA #food #organic #dairy #meatlovers"


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Organic food has been found to be nutritionally superior to conventional time and time again. Eating organic? Cheers to your health! Study one: http://www.onlyorganic.org/but-really-is-organic-better-for-your-health Study two: http://www.onlyorganic.org/blog-post-11 #organicfood #food #organic

Confused about the certified #organic label? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorgan...

Tue, 2015-01-27 08:57
Confused about the certified #organic label? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorganic.org/when-the-label-says-organic

#organic #food #US #certifiedorganic #cleaneats #cleanliving Only Organic


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Are you confused about all the labels out there and now you're questioning certified organic too? Get the facts: http://www.onlyorganic.org/when-the-label-says-organic #organic #food #US #certifiedorganic #cleaneats #cleanliving

Check out these 24 must-see infographics that will make eating healthier super e...

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:54
Check out these 24 must-see infographics that will make eating healthier super easy. Try swapping a few ingredients for their #organic counterparts. Healthy for you and the environment too ;-)

http://bit.ly/15fE3mY


24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy
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Do it. Your body will thank you later.

"5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real." http://bit.ly/1JgCpi...

Thu, 2015-01-22 14:00
"5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real."

http://bit.ly/1JgCpir

Check out the #1 way to avoid them. #Organic #OnlyOrganic #OrganicIsNonGMO


5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can't Believe #3 Is Real.
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One alarming aspect of the whole GMO debate is the fact that so many Americans are going about their daily lives completely unaware that they are consuming genetically modified organisms at just about every meal. The reason I know this is because I used to be one of them. So what are GMOs and why sh…

OTA member Matthew Dillon learned a tough lesson about seeds early in his career...

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:33
OTA member Matthew Dillon learned a tough lesson about seeds early in his career. Dillon was the executive director of the Abundant Life Seed Foundation at the time. The former organic farmer says he had become “obsessed with heirloom conservation and the importance of conserving genetic diversity,” and had spent time building the Foundation’s seed bank. Then one day, Abundant Life’s office—and seeds—was ruined in a fire. Over 5,000 rare plant varieties went up in smoke....

More from Civil Eats: bit.ly/15xJxdU

Seed Matters, Clif Bar


Are #organic mattresses healthier + safer? YES. Check out this Q&A with OTA me...

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:08
Are #organic mattresses healthier + safer? YES.

Check out this Q&A with OTA member and 2014 Rising Star Barry Cik of Naturepedic to learn more: http://bit.ly/1E2mdD9


Okay, okay... If you're going to celebrate Big Block of Cheese Day, go ahead and...

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:28
Okay, okay... If you're going to celebrate Big Block of Cheese Day, go ahead and make it #organic ;-)

Here's why: http://bit.ly/1E7F1Or