Don’t look past the label. Certified Organic Counts.
On January 4, 2017, the CBC presented an article and audio commentary entitled “Look past the label, why some farmers aren’t bothering with getting certified organic”. The beginning basically discusses one farmer’s perception that they don’t have the time for unnecessary things, like becoming certified organic, and that it creates logistical problems. In other words, it is too much additional work. This farmer goes further to say, “But I guess, in my ethics, certified organic means you’re taking care of the environment while growing food. Until I feel confident that it’s something I need to do in order to sell my product, and make sure consumers understand how this product is…
New Farming Data Means New Organic Food Information: Part 1
May 2017: Canada will have brand new farming data coming just in time for the new planting season in spring. The last census in Canada was in 2011 and saw a 10.3% decrease in the number of farms across Canada. However, that is not to say that farming is disappearing. Only 1.9% of all farms in Canada are certified organic. The decrease happened in a period where Canada had turned much of its attentions towards an economy in newer, sustainable technologies and the younger generation had (and still is) turned towards jobs in computer and business related areas. Food production awareness has increased significantly since that time, and people are reading labels…
New Online Tool to Help Certify Next Generation of Organic Farmers
The future generation of organic growers will have help to certify with a new online tool from the B.C. government.