As organic foods become an increasingly prominent consumer trend in the food industry, more Albertans are asking where to get organic products and what makes something organic. Providing reliable answers to these questions is something that Organic Alberta addresses every day.
This Edmonton-based non-profit organization strives to “strengthen the organic community through leadership, networking, education, communication and advocacy.” Using its partnership with the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), Organic Alberta anticipates that the Alberta Organic Food marketing program and value chain development work will increase both supply and demand for Alberta’s organic food products.
NFU calls on Senate Committee to recommend five-year moratorium on neonicotinoid seed treatments
(May 1, 2014, Ottawa) – Today the National Farmers Union (NFU) appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to provide Senators with the organization’s analysis and recommendations regarding the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments on field crops in Canada. The Senate Committee is currently studying the importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada.
Protecting your health by avoiding pesticides is great, but organic farming's benefits extend far deeper (literally).
Pesticides, GMOs, fighting a broken food system…there are lots of reasons to go organic. But saying that organic farming could save the world? That might feel like a bit of a stretch.
Except that it's not.
Grainworks Inc. had the Best Exhibitor Booth, at the CHFA Industry Achievement Awards. These awards celebrate excellence the natural health and organic products industry. Exhibitor Awards are presented to exhibitors who demonstrate best practices in the presentation of their products. Way to go Grainworks, for representing the Alberta organic sector!
See all the award winners here...
Vermont is known for great skiing, maple syrup, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. But it's going down in history for something else—being the first state to pass a no-strings-attached GMO labeling law.
The Vermont state House of Representatives has just voted 114 to 30 in favor of a bill that calls for mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that contain genetically engineered ingredients. It would also ban GMO-containing foods from being marketed as "natural" or "all natural." The same bill was passed by the state Senate a week ago by a vote of 26 to 2.