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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 13:00

Court rules against raw milk farmer

By Tracey Tyler

Lola and the girls ambled close to the barn Wednesday, a bit prematurely.

Their keeper, Michael Schmidt, has always vowed to fight until the cows come home for the right to get raw milk into his customers’ hands.

But it looks like his battle will take longer than he expected.

By Anna Lappe

With all due respect, Nina Federoff’s New York Times op-ed reads like it was written two decades ago, when the jury was still out about the potential of the biotech industry to reduce hunger, increase nutritional quality in foods, and decrease agriculture’s reliance on toxic chemicals and other expensive inputs that most of the world’s farmers can’t afford.

The Canada Organic Office, in cooperation with the Organic Federation of Canada, has established a permanent system for interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards. An important element of this system is the Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC). The attached document outlines the function of the committee, in detail, as well as the selection criteria and process of its members.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:35

Organic Food Store Picks Up Market Share

Whole Foods Market has held up well in the tough market, trading directly below its recent all-time high on another earnings surprise.

With estimates on the rise and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 Rank stock (Strong Buy) offers a healthy upgrade into momentum.

Monday, 17 October 2011 15:44

The Last Straw

Genetically modified (GM) alfalfa is only a step away from approval. For Canadian Organic Growers and its members, GM alfalfa is the last straw. In March, they signed onto a legal action against Monsanto.

Click here to find out more about this important campaign and what you can do to stop genetic contamination.
Click here for the most recent updates.
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Article written by Mathew Holmes, executive director of the Canada Organic Trade Association. Published in the Globe and Mail, October 14, 2011.

When you ask people what’s special about organic food, they generally say organic farmers do not use toxic chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That’s part of the picture, but there is much more to it.

Organic agriculture offers compelling answers to the complex issues facing the world today—whether hunger, land sovereignty, environmental degradation or the threat of GMOs in the food chain.

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