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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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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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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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October is Non-GMO Month

Organic Week might be over but why not extend the celebrations during October, which happens to be Non-GMO Month! GMO, genetically modified organisms, refers to the plants or animals created through biotechnology to merge DNA from different species. GMO crops were thought to be a solution to world hunger and food sustainability concerns. The idea was that […]
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Canadians beelieve in Organic!

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Ontario’s declining bee populations have dominated the headlines in Canadian Agriculture and Health news. A new poll showed that 87% of the 1000 surveyed Ontarians were concerned about the harmful effects of neonics toward insects, birds and the surrounding environment. Additionally, 92% of participants want government action to protect pollinators. Neonicotinoids are used in Canada […]
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