Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University have found an association between high urine levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical commonly used in pesticides but prohibited in organic agriculture, and food allergies.
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.
by Jim Offner
In 2012, the Organic Trade Association embarked on a campaign to destroy six myths associated with organics.
Among the perceived misperceptions:
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.