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Organic food industry feels shortchanged by government

Canada’s organic sector says it’s not getting its due. Canada is the fifth-largest organic market in the world as well as leading exporter of several organic commodities but gets little assistance from government, says Tia Loftsgard, executive director of Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA). “Canada’s organic sector should be positioning itself as a world leader,” […]

Opinion: Digging past the headlines

UBC research paper generated creative headlines, but the substance was in the detail By Ashley St Hilaire Organics made headlines recently after a study published by University of British Columbia researchers, Verena Seufert and Navin Ramankutty, challenged organic agriculture to do better. Reporting on the study, major news outlets across our nation and beyond posted […]

Canada Bread buys into organic craft bread market

AGCanada.com – A Toronto baking firm that grows and contracts its own organic grains in eastern Ontario is going to be an entry point in the craft bread market for Canada Bread. Canada Bread, the Canadian arm of Mexican baking giant Grupo Bimbo, announced Monday it had completed its deal to buy Stonemill Bakehouse Ltd. […]

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Apprenticeships available for aspiring organic farmers

Organic Alberta – Young Agrarians, a program of Organic Alberta, is growing the next generation of farmers through a new apprenticeship program in 2017. The program is intended to help aspiring farmers gain skills and insight from experienced producers willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Four host farms have been selected in central and northern […]