Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron opening new organic pea plant in Saskatchewan

By OrganicBiz staff Oscar winner James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron today announced the formation of Verdient Foods Inc., a new pulse food processing facility in Vanscoy, Sask. Once fully operational, the 160,000 metric-ton facility will become the largest organic pea protein fractionation facility in North America. The Camerons have entered into a four-year research […]

Ontario bill would create organic regulations

By John Greig OrganicBiz staff A Private Members’ Bill to be introduced in the Ontario legislature intends to bring the province’s organic sector into line with much of the rest of the country. Two opposition members of provincial parliament (MPPs) from opposite ends of the political spectrum, are teaming up to sponsor the bill, called […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: August 30

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand good, trading one cent lower with cash bids steady to firm. Spot trade activity moderate. Q4‐Q1 forward contracting active. Feed grade soybean demand and activity light, trading 83 cents lower with cash bids remaining steady. Q4‐Q1 forward contract activity light. Soybean meal and soybean […]

The making of a green manure mix

By Alexis Stockford OrganicBiz staff For organic grain farmers without livestock such as Carnegie Farms north of Brandon, green manure has become a mainstay for nutrient management. Visitors to the fully organic operation’s field day Aug. 4 took in two green manure mixes, ranging from peas, beans, oats and buckwheat to a field with all […]