New book makes the case for promoting agroecology worldwide

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, a nonprofit known as Food First, has released a new book entitled “Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up”. Fertile Ground presents nine innovative case studies authored by agroecologists from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe to make a case for promoting the use […]

Lessons from a small, organic farm

It is possible to be idealistic and make a profit By John Greig OrganicBiz staff When Brent Preston and his wife Gillian Flies moved to a small farm near Creemore, Ontario, they were idealistic Torontonians moving to the country to grow small-scale organic food. And for the first few years they tried to fit the […]

Turning livestock mortalities into compost

By Greg Berg OrganicBiz staff Livestock producers are always working to avoid mortalities, but they do happen and are an unfortunate part of production. In addition, dealing with the carcass afterward can be time consuming. On display at Manitoba Ag Days this past January, BioMulcher is designed to handle these dead animals by mechanically breaking them […]

New funds for organic research

Researchers at the long-term organic research trials at Glenlea will be getting some state-of-the art equipment By Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff The federal and provincial governments capped off National Organic Week by announcing a $366,000 investment in organic research at the University of Manitoba on Sept. 23. “This strategic investment in equipment and infrastructure will […]