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Acceptable organic substances altered

By Jennifer Paige OrganicBiz staff The new Canadian Organic Standards (COS) will give certified growers a clearer picture of what the can and cannot use on their fields. The new document is accompanied with a revised substance list that includes a new annex in order to be more user friendly, said Nicole Boudreau, coordinator with […]

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U.S. ag secretary calls for mandatory GMO label

OrganicBiz staff Legislation to avoid a patchwork of state laws on labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods should make such labels mandatory, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers in New Orleans on March 4, 2016. Vilsack’s remarks at the Commodity Classic, a U.S. farmers’ trade show and multi-group convention, come as the U.S. Senate […]

Organic conference draws a crowd

By Lorraine Stevenson OrganicBiz staff The game of chess isn’t learned easily, requires forward thinking, and you have to like playing it. That’s why University of Manitoba plant scientist Martin Entz compares it to organic farming. “It takes a long time to learn to do this well,” he said during his opening address to last […]