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Organic Trade Association applauds federal investments in organic sector


(Truro, NS, December 3, 2007) - The Organic Trade Association today applauded significant investments in the organic sector by the federal government. These investments include seed funding for the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), a national stakeholder representative body for the sector, and for the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC), a world-renown research facility for the study of organic agriculture.

"We're very pleased," said Matthew Holmes, managing director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada, "this is something we've been working towards for many years. The demand for organic products is growing so fast: it's wonderful to see the federal government responding by investing in this important market sector. The money announced today will establish a strong national representative body for the sector, while also helping us to have more information on the market drivers behind the growth we've been enjoying."

"The grant from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will help build on existing organic networks right across the country," said Stephanie Wells, President of the Organic Federation of Canada and trade representative on OFC for the Organic Trade Association. "The Federation is very pleased that the funding supports the recent hiring of a national coordinator to ensure strong communication and effective action.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America, with offices in the U.S. and Canada. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA's vision is that organic products are a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the global environment.


For more information, contact:
Matthew Holmes, managing director
Organic Trade Association in Canada


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