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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:57

Grasshopper Factsheet

The latest Grasshopper Factsheet has been released through PMRA.  Please note the information on bio-control research on page 3. As usual, always double check with your certifier before using any new products in your organic systems. 
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:08

Response to cancer study

Cancer study has major limitations

When you look at all the factors that may be confounding the study published by Bradbury et al. in the British Journal of Cancer, broad generalizations about cancer incidence decreases due to organic food consumption are not possible. The study compares middle age women who self-report that they eat organic foods and those who don’t on incidence of various cancers. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 16:06

Organic Alberta is Hiring a Summer Student!

Employment Opportunity: Organic Food Outreach & Events Coordinator

were hiring OAWe are looking for an outgoing, self-motivated, highly organized person to join our team. The Organic Food Outreach Coordinator will be coordinating events, educational activities and promotional campaigns for organic consumers, farmers and businesses. The coordinator will work closely with Organic Alberta’s Marketing and Livestock Coordinator, the Executive Director, as well as with apprentices, farmers and business representatives from across the organic community. Projects include: field tours for farmers and farm apprentices, farm tours for consumers, the Alberta Organic Food marketing campaign and related events, and Organic Week.

Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination.

After a legal challenge by Ecojustice on behalf of Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain ingredients that are already banned for us in Europe, and will decide whether to ban or restrict their use in Canada.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:04

Infographic: The Agroecological Alternative

soil-to-skyIt’s time we got familiar with this word: Agroecology.

Why? Because it holds some powerful (and completely doable) solutions to fixing the global food system and feeding people.

Take a look at the two very different approaches to agriculture and food in this infographic: From Soil to Sky – Agroecology vs Industrial Agriculture, developed by the Christensen Fund. You can draw your own conclusions.

This survey has been developed by Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Miistakis Institute to gather information from beef producers in Alberta as part of a project to help understand the cost of wildlife to beef operations. While we recognize there are wildlife impacts to all aspects of agriculture (e.g., other livestock operations, crop operations, etc.), this specific survey is focused on beef operations. The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) also recognizes that this survey is an initial step to understanding the complexity of wildlife and human interactions. 
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