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Protecting Organic Integrity

Karina Sakalauskas We, as organic producers, retailers, stakeholders, academia, and government bodies, among others, will shape the future of the organic sector. We must be informed, connected, and vocal about our concerns and suggestions to maintain the integrity of the industry. How are we working towards an improved future? We might begin with a discussion… Keep Reading

Footnotes from the Field: Organic Supply Chain

Integrity from Field to Fork Marjorie Harris COR Section 8: Maintaining organic integrity during cleaning, preparation and transportation Operators are responsible for maintaining organic integrity at all points of the market supply chain, from production through point of sale to the final consumer. Organic product integrity, from the farmer’s field to the consumer’s fork, is… Keep Reading

Growing into the Future of Organics

Administrative Director, Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA) The future of organic is on everyone’s mind these days, and many conversations have circled around change. Recently, organic growers have been presented with several changes, from organic becoming a protected label to new online tools, which means we’ve all had to find time to grow (farm pun… Keep Reading

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Organic Stories: Covert Farms, Oliver, BC

Fighting Drought through Complex Ecosystems By Emma Holmes Irecently had the pleasure of visiting Covert Farms Family Estate in Oliver, where Gene Covert, a third-generation farmer, gave me a tour of his family’s 650 acre organic farm, vineyard, and winery. Gene’s grandpa George Covert bought the desert-like piece of land back in 1959, and although… Keep Reading

Adapting at Fraser Common Farm Cooperative

Photos and text by Michael Marrapese In 2018 Fraser Common Farm Co-operative—home of Glorious Organics—undertook a year long on-farm research project to explore how small farms could adapt to climate change. Seeing the changes in seasonal rainfall, climate predictions by Environment Canada, and new ground water regulations from the provincial government, the cooperative could see… Keep Reading

Unpacking Plastic Packaging

Gayle Palas Consumer opinion can make or break a brand. The recent surge in awareness around food waste, the climate crisis, and ocean pollution has increased anti-plastic sentiments and triggered campaigns to remove single use plastic from our communities. Naturally this has extended to food packaging where the impact of consumer perspective is starting to… Keep Reading

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