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Manitoba to Celebrate Organic Research During National Organic Week

Manitoba’s organic sector has a lot to celebrate during Organic Week 2016 (September 17-25). The Canadian organic market is vibrant, with double digit annual sales growth and many new entrants from mainstream farming. The scientific community is also beginning to pay attention to organic agriculture. There is now a federal funding program dedicated to organic research and a national organic […]
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Celebrate Organics with PROPA

Why celebrate organics? “Well to put it simply organics is life that’s kind of the whole thing behind it; to promote bio diversity and increase the number of living species on your farm,” explains Jerry Kit, President of Peace River Organic Producers Association. So to celebrate national Organic Week which runs from September 17-25 PROPA […]
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Why Organic is the New Black

In the not too distant past organic food was exclusively consumed by hippies and health nuts. “Natural health stores” carried more supplements than fresh food. If you didn’t grow organic yourself (on your back-to-the-land farm) it would have been hard to come by. Sustained double digit market growth for well over a decade has changed […]
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Why I Eat Vegan and Organic

Knowing where your food comes from is a very important thing to consumers these days. Considering all the hype over Monsanto and non-labelled GMO’s, people are realizing that this is a big problem. People do not want mystery food, or unknown ingredients – they want natural, organic produce that they can trust and rely on. […]
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Chipotle Walnut Mushroom and Rice Burgers

These burgers are perfect for summer barbecues or get-togethers. I love serving them on a crusty bun with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Food processor 5                   cups water   1.25 L 2 cups          short-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained     500 mL 1⁄4 cup         nutritional yeast (see Tips)      60 mL 1⁄2 tsp          fine sea […]
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Why Should You Consider Certification?

Organic Week brings big news for BC this year as the provincial government solidifies their commitment to regulating the term organic. What does this mean for farmers, processors, and foodies alike? A whole lot less murkiness around what the word “organic” means. Canada introduced a national certified organic label in 2009, but under the current […]
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