Monday, 21 July 2014 19:33

Taking stalk

MansLethbridge and area’s growing reputation grew a little more Wednesday. 

Organic Alberta’s Agro-Ecological Field and Greenhouse tour in the region gave industry experts and the public a chance to see first-hand what’s happening. The tour featured two stops in Lethbridge, including a lesson on Aquaponics at Lethbridge College and a discussion on the future of organic food at the Galimax Distribution Centre, as well as a stop at a Coaldale farm, Mans Organics.

The “smorgasbord tour” was an opportunity for organic food experts and interested residents alike to learn about the production of organic produce locally.

Is Lethbridge the next organic food hot spot? Judging by the arrival of Organic Alberta’s “field day smorgasbord, we just might be.

Wednesday, leading organic food experts will descend upon the region to host an Agro-Ecological Field and Greenhouse Tour. Becky Lipton, executive director of Organic Alberta, promised an exciting and interesting tour showcasing some of the most cutting edge organic food trends.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has created new regulations to ensure all products labelled organic meet strict national standards.

"Consumers are increasingly interested in not only buying local, but organically produced food," said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp. "With these new regulations, consumers looking to buy organic can make healthy, accurate and informed decisions without worrying that one vendor might define organically grown different than the next."

Several studies have shown that organic farming is beneficial for bees, but a recent study published in Animal Conservation takes a new perspective on ways that organic farming contributes to pollinator health.

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health concluded that eating an organic diet can contribute to human well-being.

A new study published in the Journal of Environmental Research found that eating an organic diet for a week can reduce pesticide exposure. 

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