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Source: Canada Organic Trade Association

Media Advisory: New data shows organic food and beverage products attaining highest-ever Canadian market share and expanding to new markets

OTTAWA, Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) will be kicking off Organic Week (Sept 8-16) by celebrating achievements in organic sector market growth. New data indicates that organic food and beverage have attained the highest-yet share of grocery market sales. Consumer demand is on the rise for the industry to provide more foodservice offerings and value-added products (a manufactured product that adds value beyond the primary ingredient). With more farmers transitioning to organic, the sector is able to increase its production capacity to meet this demand.

What: Press conference
When: 9:30 am ET, Monday, September 10, 2018
Where: Charles Lynch Press Conference Room, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Who: Tia Loftsgard, executive director of the Canada Organic Trade Association

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) is the membership-based association for the organic sector in Canada: representing growers, processors, certifiers, provincial farmers' associations, importers, exporters, retailers and others throughout the organic value chain. COTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy. COTA brings together the diversity of Canada's organic sector: from farmer and processor to retail, including food products, fibre and textiles, personal care, and emerging sectors such as organic aquaculture. Visit

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