Moncton, New Brunswick, November 22, 2013 – The Canadian organic industry is updating its standards and pursuing new domestic and international markets with a $500 000 investment by the Government of Canada. Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Goguen (Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe) made the announcement today on behalf of federal agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz at the 14th Annual Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Conference and Trade Show.
Public Notice - October 23, 2013
CBAN Tests Find Unlabelled GM Sweet Corn Across Canada: GM sweet corn in stores and farmers markets
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) tested sweet corn samples from across Canada and found unlabelled genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) fresh sweet corn in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers markets. CBAN testing clearly shows that consumers across Canada could be unknowingly buying GM sweet corn.http://www.cban.ca/corn
Take action to stop GM sweet corn for 2014: “Get GM Sweet Corn Out”
September 19, 2013, Vancouver - This morning, in an unprecedented step, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), at their Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, passed a resolution “that UBCM ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals within BC, and to declare, through legislation, that BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species."
Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country.
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Growth driven by broad-scale support of organic foods
April 12, 2013 (Ottawa) - Canada's organic market grew to $3.7 billion in 2012, with national sales of certified organic food and non-alcoholic beverages reaching $3 billion. The value of the Canadian organic food market has tripled since 2006, far outpacing the growth rate of other agri-food sectors. A diverse consumer base is driving the sector, with 58% of all Canadians buying organic products every week.