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Organic Week Media Kit

Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country.

Go to our Organic Week page for a listing of events in Alberta during Organic Week! Go to organicweek.ca to see all events across the country.

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Organic Week Media Kit

Growth driven by broad-scale support of organic foods 

Contact: Shauna MacKinnon, Projects and Development Manager, Canada Organic Trade Association (office: 604-307-8091 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Edmonton. At noon yesterday, over 300 farmers and consumers rallied to stop the release of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa which they say threatens the future of family farming across Canada.
The protest was organized by local farmers in response to an urgent call for action from the National Farmers Union-Ontario which named April 9 as a “Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa”. Five rallies occurred across Alberta (Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Camrose, Red Deer, Calgary), with 24 in other provinces.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Report Warns of Inevitable Contamination - Farmers and Consumers Say No Thanks!

Monday April 8, 2013. Edmonton. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network released a new report documenting the means by which genetically modified (GM) alfalfa will contaminate non-GM alfalfa and hay crops if released in Eastern Canada. Farmers and consumers are joining together across the province Tuesday April 9th from noon to 1 to protest against the introduction of genetically modified alfalfa.


OTTAWA: January 29, 2013 — Two of Canada’s longest-running organic organizations today announced that they are streamlining and centralizing their efforts to better represent Canada’s organic sector in Ottawa. The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) and Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) will build upon their history of collaboration while also sharing office space and resources in the nation’s capital.


Canada is the 5th largest organic market worldwide, Canadian organic exports are valued at $400 million, and demand for local organic food is higher than ever. Organic farmers across Alberta are stepping up to the plate to supply the demand.

Since the federal government began regulating the word organic on food, feed and livestock in 2009, organic products must meet requirements of the Canadian organic standards and regulations, including independent audits and inspections.

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