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Transitional organic certification for US farmers

A new transitional certification programme for products from farmers who are in the process of becoming organic has been launched in the US. Using standards developed by Organic Trade Association (OTA), the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide certification and oversight to producers who are in transition to organic. It is expected that this […]

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Organic accounts for nearly 5% of all US food sales, report reveals

The booming US organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales rising to $43.3 billion, up a robust 11 percent from the previous year’s record level and far outstripping the overall food market’s growth rate of 3 percent, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey. The survey shows […]

May 20, 2016 Continue Reading
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Industry challenges researcher’s ‘organic isn’t healthier’ conclusion

A review of research into the nutritional benefits of organic foods compared to conventional has shown that organic “confers no significant health benefit”, reports The New York Times, The Times the BBC and others. But organic advocates say that the researcher’s “medicalised” approach to the subject drowned out real differences between organic and conventional. (more…)

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