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OTA Releases Full Page Ad in Response to False Claims About Organic

Ask Me About What's Not in Organic
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) placed a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal last week that lists hundreds of chemicals and processes used in conventional food production that are prohibited in organic.

OTA to Honor CCOF Leaders at Expo East

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will honor three outstanding CCOF leaders at its upcoming annual Organic Leadership Awards Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland on September 12, 2018 during Natural Products Expo East. Javier Zamora of CCOF-certified JSM Organics will receive the Rising Star Award.

OTA to Talk Future of Organic at Organic Week in Washington D.C.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will hold its annual Organic Week Event during the week of May 20, 2019. Each year, small- and large-scale growers, companies, researchers, and policy advocates convene in Washington for a week of organic networking, policy advocacy, and education.  
 
Organic Week is comprised of three events: Member Day, Advocacy Day, and Conference Day.

Our Organic Hotspot Close to Home: California

Blue House Farm in Pescadero, California
 

Out-of-State Sales Now Taxable in Some States

Organic seed producers and companies making out-of-state sales may be impacted by the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The decision allows states to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases, even if the seller does not have a physical presence in the taxing state.

Overlaps in Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety Programs: A Webinar Series for Food Processors

Developing and implementing food safety plans (required under the Food Safety Modernization Act) can be challenging. Knowledge related to the overall food quality assurance system can enhance the development and implementation of food safety plans by food processors. The goal of this webinar series is to connect concepts and components of food quality assurance programs to food safety. The webinars will be hosted live by Dr. Linda J. Harris, Dr. Erin DiCaprio, and Dr.

Pacific Southwest April Chapter Meeting Highlights

On April 10, 33 members of the CCOF Pacific Southwest Chapter met at the Fallbrook Public Library. 
 

Phase Two of the Roadmap to an Organic California Begins

The CCOF policy team is in the midst of researching and writing recommendations for the second phase of the Roadmap to an Organic California project. The project presents the research-supported benefits of organic agriculture  and recommends policies that address California’s toughest challenges.

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