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 […]

New organic grain processor under construction in Montana

OrganicBiz staff Montana Specialty Mills, LLC is building a new $20 million, 20-acre processing center in Great Falls that will feature grain processing equipment dedicated to making non-bioengineered/non-GMO products and organic oilseeds. The facility should be completed by the fall of 2018. The company says it chose to build the facility in the Great Falls […]

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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. […]