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Helping organic growers meet demand for Canadian-made organics

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-10 Thu 14:26

Today, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, William Amos, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of over $640,000 to the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) to help get more Canadian consumers buying Canadian-made organics produced locally by Canadian organic farmers.

2020 organics in review

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-05 Wed 09:29

The Organic Produce Network has announced a virtual online event featuring Frank Padilla, Costco’s vice president and general merchandise manager for produce and meat, and Steve Lutz, Category Partners’ senior vice president of insights and innovation, discussing sales and consumer purchasing behavior of organic fresh produce through the first seven months of the year.

What a Year It’s Been, So Far…. will be a provocative and engaging virtual conversation about sales of organic fresh produce, how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered consumer buying habits, and the future of retail grocery as part of the exclusive OPN event on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10 AM PDT.

Moderated by Tonya Antle, OPN co-founder, What a Year It’s Been, So Far…. is a complimentary online session available for all members of the produce industry. Lutz will provide an overview of organic fresh produce sales data across retail for the first half of the year, with Padilla discussing how consumer buying practices have changed during the pandemic and what may lie ahead in the future. Registration is available here.

Organic produce: 'Keep that supply chain full'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-10 Fri 11:04

Organic produce has hit the mainstream. So says Jim Donald, co-chairman of the board of Albertsons Companies Inc., a leading retail company with some 20 retail banners to its name. “Our produce manager is doing 40-50 percent of his business in organics. It’s mainstream and it’s not going away,” said…

Hydroponic farming; a sound investment

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-07 Tue 13:32

Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Hydroponics can rapidly help serve unmet demands for fresh organic vegetables, grown close to their market. To certify soil for organic farming after its been used in conventional farming…

OMRI seal usage update

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:34

OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute), reviewer of input products for organic use, announced today that the familiar OMRI Listed seal will now represent all OMRI Listed products, eliminating additional variations for products reviewed under the Canadian organic standards. A minor update to the optional wording below the…