Nature’s Path parts ways with U.S. organic trade association over GMO labelling

By Laura Rance Editorial director, Glacier FarmMedia  One of North America’s leading organic processors has withdrawn its support from the U.S. Organic Trade Association to protest what it says is a shifting commitment away from the organic movement’s core values. Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast company, made the announcement just days from […]

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Two-year initiative to support organic agriculture and agri-food entrepreneurs

Organic Alberta – Commencing November 1, 2017 and running until October 31, 2019, The Mackenzie County Organic Success Program is a two-year, $330,000 initiative which supports agricultural and agri-food entrepreneurs in the Mackenzie County region to diversify into organic production. “The global organic market is now estimated at just under $90 Billion, and Mackenzie County […]

Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

U.S. legislators consider boosting rural economic development through organic agriculture

OrganicBiz staff Two U.S. legislators have put a bipartisan bill before Congress that would promote organic agriculture as a rural development tool. Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced the Organic Farmers Access Act, which would expand eligibility for organic production in certain rural development programs and help enable organic agriculture to […]