Federal government invests in organic products

By Christina Manocchio Glacier FarmMedia staff The Canada Organic Trade Association received funding of $992,131 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriMarketing Program. The funding will support the industry in resolving market access issues, ensuring Canadian organic products remain competitive. The funding will create export and domestic opportunities to promote the “Canada Organic” brand. The project […]

Close-to-home organic marketing encouraged

One industry insider urges exporters not to ignore the United States, while another emphasizes domestic processors By William DeKay Glacier FarmMedia staff Canadian organic growers should focus on the world’s largest organic market sitting right on their doorstep, says an industry spokesperson. “The U.S. is the No. 1 organic market in the world. We’re sitting […]

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Organic food continues to win market share

Alberta Farmer Express – The Canada Organic Trade Association marked National Organic Week in September by releasing new data that shows a “staggering” increase in the number of Canadians who are buying organic groceries every week. An online consumer research study done earlier this year found that organic food is on the weekly shopping list […]

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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,” […]

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Expanded Canada-EU organic equivalency agreement to benefit sector

By Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff Canadian organic exporters may soon benefit from the European Union’s decision to expand the scope of its equivalency agreement with Canada to include organic food products that contain organic ingredients. The revised agreement announced March 7 means Canadian certified organic processed products that include imported ingredients will no longer require […]