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United States: Organic Center combines efforts with the Organic Trade Association

Two independent organizations will maintain separate missions dedicated to advancing organic

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Effective September 1, 2012, The Organic Center is combining efforts with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and relocating its headquarters from Boulder, Colorado, to Washington, D.C. The Organic Center will remain an independent non-profit organisation, but now will be under the administrative auspices of OTA.

During the transition, The Organic Center will be governed by an interim board comprised of five OTA Board members and four Board members from The Organic Center. This board will appoint an independent Board of Trustees to govern the Center going forward, and re-establish its cross-disciplinary Scientific Advisory Board.

The Organic Center is committed to conducting and communicating the science behind organic agriculture, making it more relevant to the everyday lives of consumers. It will continue delivering meaningful and evidence-based science on the benefits of organic.

Source: Press release of September 5, 2012 of the Organic Trade Association

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Barbara Haumann, OTA

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Background

The Organic Center's mission is to conduct credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and to communicate them to the public. As an independent non-profit research and education organization, The Center envisions improved health for the earth and its inhabitants through the conversion of agriculture to organic methods.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 6,500 organic businesses across 49 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.

United States of America at Organic-World.net

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Barbara Haumann
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28 Vernon St,
Suite 413, Brattleboro VT 05301
United States
Tel. +1 802-275-3820
Fax +1 802-275-3801
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www.ota.com

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