Organic Fiber Walking Tour
At All Things Organic Show
While at ATO, don’t miss the Organic
Fiber Walking Tour of the Magnificent Mile,
Chicago’s world famous shopping district,
Tuesday, June, 16. The tour will stop at
stores large and small that are selling a wide
and ingredients flowing smoothly without additional certifications or major
changes in farm or processing operations.
On March 18, 2009 Taiwan officially added the United States to its list of recognized countries with equivalent organic standards for fresh and processed crop
and livestock products. Also, the USDA National Organic Program’s approved
certification agencies are now recognized by the Taiwan Agriculture and Food
Agency (AFA) to certify products as organic in Taiwan.
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variety of organic cotton products including
Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss and Skinstinct.
Attendees will see the latest styles and
learn from retailers, all the while networking with one another and getting the
chance to shop with substantial discounts!
Cost per registrant is $50 and lunch is
included. For more information visit the
ATO website: www.organicexpo.com, and
click on “store tours.”
The U.S. and Canada are very close
to completing an equivalency agreement on organic regulations. National
Organic Program Director Barbara
Robinson announced at the OTA
Policy Conference on March 25th that
there are only a few particulars left to
work out to reach an agreement.
Canadian officials have sent this message about the meetings with the U.S.
on equivalency: “Recent discussions
were productive and significant
progress was made in the technical
evaluations of our respective national
Both Canada and the U.S. are optimistic that an arrangement recognizing our national organic systems as
equivalent could be concluded prior
to the implementation of the
Canadian program on June 30, 2009.”
This would be momentous for the
organic industry—a precedent that
will keep trade in organic products
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