Quebec passes Saskatchewan in organic farms

Commodity News Service Canada – Saskatchewan has lost its position as the province in Canada with the most organic farms — to Quebec. According to Statistics Canada’s latest release from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, Quebec overtook Saskatchewan with 1,268 farms in 2016, compared to 879 in Saskatchewan. From 2011-16, the number of organic operations […]

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in ready-to-eat foods

American Society for Microbiology – Research presented at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting by Bryan Sanchez of California State University-Northridge in Northridge, Calif., show that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are present in many ready-to-eat foods such as fresh produce and dairy products and may serve as a source of human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. About 2 million […]

Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

OrganicBiz staff Organic Alberta is hosting a Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters June 21 and 22 in Ferintosh, Alberta. The Soil Health Masterclass will give farmers a surprising and revealing look at their most valuable asset… their soil. “The workshop will give deeper insight on how to manage and read your soils”, said Masters […]

Fresh bio-waste and compost in the garden with white roses

Cold-loving bacteria makes organic fertilizer, renewable energy

Concordia University – Researchers from Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur Rahaman […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: June 7

Compared to two weeks ago, FOB grower bids on organic feed corn 8.00, feed soybeans 16.75-17.00, and bids for feed wheat delivered elevator ranging 8.00-9.00 as demand increased. Feed corn traded one cent higher FOB with demand moderate on active trade. Feed soybean trades ranged 17.00-18.00 FOB on moderate demand and activity. Corn and soybean […]