Switzerland to recognize Canada’s organic wine, processed foods

Countries agree to broaden organic equivalency arrangement OrganicBiz staff Canada and Switzerland have reached a deal to recognize each other’s organic certifications on wine and “multi-ingredient” foods. The two countries announced on Sept. 29 expansions of their previous organic arrangement, which deems their respective certification systems to be equivalent for organic ag commodities and agrifood […]

Organic prices holding steady through harvest

Prices would normally be pressured lower this time of year but weather and quality issues could offset volumes By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Despite the ongoing harvest, most organic commodity prices are holding steady, bucking typical trends. But in coming months, quality issues could support select grains, while pressuring others. Related: Organic price quotes: Late September […]

Top Canadian mushroom grower expands into Western Canada

By OrganicBiz staff Canada’s biggest producer of mushrooms has expanded its reach into Western Canada with the purchase of one of the region’s biggest producers. Highline Produce announced Thursday it has bought Langley, B.C.-based organic mushroom producer All Seasons Mushrooms. According to Irish tropical fruit marketing giant Fyffes, which has owned Highline since April, it […]