After two years of speculation by U.S. and Canadian organic farmers, facing below-cost competition eroding sustainable pricing, and even forcing some out of business, an announcement last week, by the Canadian government authority overseeing organics, has finally offered an explanation.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Forecasting the future is always tricky, but usually looking at history can be an indicator.
Historical Trends In Organic Food
Thirty years ago, organic foods and farming were mainly an ideology for hippies and the back-to-nature types, as well as a few farmers who had not embraced the transition to farming with chemicals. Organic food customers were a very small group.
Becky Lipton Research & Consulting Ltd. and the “O” Team are looking to hire someone to act as support worker in the field of Organics and Local Food. The bulk of the work will focus on assisting the executive director with the management of Organic Alberta and providing administrative support for research in the area of local food supply chains.
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