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COVID-19 driving new surge in organic sales

Importance of organic continues to rise, as sales hit $55.1 billion in 2019, says Organic Trade Association By Glacier FarmMedia staff Importance of organic continues to rise, as sales hit $55.1 billion in 2019, says Organic Trade Association The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic this year — and its enormous impact on consumers’ everyday lives – has […]

Can regenerative agriculture products find a premium niche?

Alexis Stockford Glacier FarmMedia staff Brooks White of Pipestone, Man., needs no convincing about the biological value of regenerative agriculture. His fields of cover crops, annual stands grazed by bison, and adaptive pasture system speak for themselves of his commitment to this way of farming. And for that commitment he’s been rewarded — in the form of lower inputs, higher soil organic matter, more […]

Tilled soils can be as healthy as no-till ground

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Martin Entz knew he was saying something controversial. But he said it anyway. “We have vilified tillage, in the Prairies, for years. (But) if you have to choose between tillage and growing plants, you would choose a good crop rotation before no-till, anytime; and the data supports that,” said […]

Albertans load up their plates with organic food

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Albertans like organic food. Organic industry statistics suggest that 74 percent of Albertans buy organic food weekly. That’s higher than consumers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, where 62 percent of shoppers buy organic weekly. The strong demand in Alberta is likely explained by millennials, who tend to self-identify as “ethical” […]

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Organic breakfast delivery startup goes retail

A Quebec startup offering organic oatmeal and granola direct to consumers via online subscription is now taking a first step into the bricks-and-mortar retail market. Montreal-based Oatbox announced in June it will sell four flavours of its granola and oatmeal products, in 300-gram family-size packs, at Metro grocery stores within Quebec. Set up in late […]