Friday, 01 March 2013 15:42

Organic farming increases soil carbon

Analyzing data from 74 field comparison studies measuring carbon levels in soils under organic and conventional farming systems throughout the world, international experts headed by scientists from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland have concluded that organic agriculture provides environmental benefits through carbon sequestration in soils.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 17:46

Strong growth in US organics in 2012

by Jim Offner

Official organic sales figures from 2012 won’t be finalized until around the end of March, but the industry anticipates strong year-on-year improvement.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 17:38

Association works to dispel organic myths

by Jim Offner

In 2012, the Organic Trade Association embarked on a campaign to destroy six myths associated with organics.

Among the perceived misperceptions:

Saturday, 23 February 2013 17:26

Save the Date: Organic Week 2013!

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National co-founders of Organic Week, Canadian Organic Growers (COG) and the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) are already planning ahead for a better than ever Organic Week in Canada for 2013. Save the dates September 21st-28th and stay tuned to Organic Alberta for a range of food and farming events in our province!

By Tanya Brouwers

The ancient practice of meat preservation has culminated in the convenient, plastic-wrapped deli meat we see today in the supermarket. Once a time-honoured tradition of ensuring the butchered pig lasted through lean times, the process of preservation has evolved into an industry surrounded by controversy, especially as it pertains to the addition of nitrates and nitrites.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 17:01

Dow delays Enlist corn release amid protests

By: Carey Gillam

Canada approved company's new GM corn, soybeans in October

A controversial new biotech corn developed by Dow AgroSciences will be delayed at least another year as the company awaits regulatory approval amid opposition from farmers, consumers and public health officials.

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