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New Businesses Accepting Bitcoin: Shipito, New Age Auto Sales, and more - CoinTelegraph

Organic news feed - August 26, 2014 - 4:52am

CoinTelegraph

New Businesses Accepting Bitcoin: Shipito, New Age Auto Sales, and more
CoinTelegraph
An organic farm in Sebastopol, California has recently announced on Facebook that they're accepting bitcoins as payment. ... Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, is seriously considering implementing Bitcoin as a payment system. "Digital ...

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A new biocontrol for fusarium head blight in cereals coming - Manitoba Co-operator

Organic news feed - August 25, 2014 - 11:43am

Manitoba Co-operator

A new biocontrol for fusarium head blight in cereals coming
Manitoba Co-operator
That's how an Ontario company plans to use an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) discovery to control fusarium head blight in wheat and other cereal crops. Adjuvants Plus Inc. ... ACM941 will likely be approved as an organic treatment. It will ...

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A new biocontrol for fusarium head blight in cereals coming - Manitoba Co-operator

Organic news feed - August 25, 2014 - 11:43am

Manitoba Co-operator

A new biocontrol for fusarium head blight in cereals coming
Manitoba Co-operator
That's how an Ontario company plans to use an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) discovery to control fusarium head blight in wheat and other cereal crops. Adjuvants Plus Inc. ... ACM941 will likely be approved as an organic treatment. It will ...

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Remind me again who wants GMO labelling? - The Daily Courier (subscription)

Organic news feed - August 25, 2014 - 8:13am

Remind me again who wants GMO labelling?
The Daily Courier (subscription)
Failing that, Canada's leadership role in farming will be lost and North America will look like Europe within a decade. GMOs pose no threat to human health, the environment or to organic crops. Organic farmers know this. Why don't urban organic activists?

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Small World -- Manitoba support essential to Tanzanian development - Brandon Sun

Organic news feed - August 25, 2014 - 7:32am

Small World -- Manitoba support essential to Tanzanian development
Brandon Sun
Numerous projects have been funded from Manitoba and also from the Ontario-based Agricultural Institute of Canada to supplement other funds found from European agencies. Dinah Ceplis, a Minnedosa-area retired horticulturalist and adult educator who ...

Study probes link between climate change, contaminants in Arctic wildlife - Nunatsiaq News

Organic news feed - August 25, 2014 - 5:33am

Nunatsiaq News

Study probes link between climate change, contaminants in Arctic wildlife
Nunatsiaq News
However, fish normally found south of the Arctic generally have higher levels of contaminants, such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs — toxic chemicals used in industry and agriculture, McKinney said. So if whales and seals that head ...

What to do this week in Ottawa: Aug. 24 to 30 - Ottawa Citizen

Organic news feed - August 23, 2014 - 4:55am

Ottawa Citizen

What to do this week in Ottawa: Aug. 24 to 30
Ottawa Citizen
... canadiantirecentre.com. The Canadian Stone Carving Festival in on all weekend at Wellington and Metcalfe streets from 8 a.m., with the final auction of pieces at 6 p.m on Sunday at Parliament Pub on Sparks Street. canadianstonecarvingfestival.com ...

Organic potato farmers find eager markets - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - August 22, 2014 - 12:21pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Organic potato farmers find eager markets
Western Producer (subscription)
Fred Dollar's decision to grow organic potatoes is built on that reputation. Located just northeast of Charlottetown in the community of Winsloe, the Dollar family operation has gone through many changes since it started in 1915. The farm was a dairy ...

Religion, ethics & good jobs - our choices affect our world - Pembroke Daily Observer

Organic news feed - August 22, 2014 - 12:05pm

Pembroke Daily Observer

Religion, ethics & good jobs - our choices affect our world
Pembroke Daily Observer
In 2014, rising inequality knocked Canada out of the Top 10 Best Countries to Live. I don't think the government should fix this ... Also, the UN says the only way to feed the world is through small-scale, organic farming. Working for local business ...

Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale? - CityLab

Organic news feed - August 22, 2014 - 11:53am

CityLab

Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale?
CityLab
MONTREAL, Canada — In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual model for vertical farms. Crops would ...

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Organic sector gets funding - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - August 22, 2014 - 11:35am

Organic sector gets funding
Western Producer (subscription)
Agriculture Canada has announced $8 million in funding for the Organic Federation of Canada to lead an organic science cluster. “Investments like this in research and development span the entire value chain, from production through to the consumer, and ...

CETA needs to be ratified - Timmins Press

Organic news feed - August 21, 2014 - 10:35am

Timmins Press

CETA needs to be ratified
Timmins Press
Second, the EU is the world's largest importer and exporter of agriculture and food, evident in its substantial network of retail food suppliers on the global market, like Metro, Tesco and Carrefour for example. As a result, Europe's international ...

Beyond Food Banks - Alternatives Journal (blog)

Organic news feed - August 21, 2014 - 7:44am

Alternatives Journal (blog)

Beyond Food Banks
Alternatives Journal (blog)
Though they continue to function partly as a food bank, they also offer a community kitchen, bake ovens, drop-in meals, urban agriculture programs, classes for new and expectant mothers and several community gardens. Many of the ... The community ...

Agricultural Hall of Fame: Donald Kroeker - Manitoba Co-operator

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 10:20pm

Manitoba Co-operator

Agricultural Hall of Fame: Donald Kroeker
Manitoba Co-operator
During Don's tenure, Kroeker Farms became the largest potato producer in Canada. In 2002, Don retired ... Presently, organic potato and onion production are an important part of the farm and an elite seed potato farm has been established in Saskatchewan.

What farming means to her - St. Albert Gazette

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 10:11pm

What farming means to her
St. Albert Gazette
Even some restaurants promote themselves by offering 'organic' and 'hormone free' products. Farmers can help spread awareness to consumers about the restaurants advertising schemes. For example, just because a food product is organic, does not make ...

Canada funds research to boost organic produce - The Packer

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 1:58pm

Canada funds research to boost organic produce
The Packer
The Canadian government is investing $8 million in organic research that includes projects on increasing yield and quality of organic fruits and vegetables. The grant from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced Aug. 12, is for the Organic ...

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5 food finds from the Bridgeland Riverside Farmers' Market - CBC.ca

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

CBC.ca

5 food finds from the Bridgeland Riverside Farmers' Market
CBC.ca
Canada Sweet Shop is selling old-fashioned homemade candies like brittles and old English toffee. Dannah has only been making candy for a couple of years, but already you'll see her at farmers' markets all over town and beyond. Her smoky bacon peanut ...

GOODS | New “Juice Truck” On W. 5th Ave. Now Serving Summer Juice Cleanse ... - Scout Magazine (blog)

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 8:48am

Scout Magazine (blog)

GOODS | New “Juice Truck” On W. 5th Ave. Now Serving Summer Juice Cleanse ...
Scout Magazine (blog)
We support local produce and organic farming practices as a way of extending our passion for healthy living beyond our cozy corner of Water and Abbott Streets. In the case of fruits and vegetables that just aren't locally or seasonally available (mmmmm ...

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Agricultural Hall of Fame: Donald Kroeker - Manitoba Co-operator

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 8:31am

Agricultural Hall of Fame: Donald Kroeker
Manitoba Co-operator
During Don's tenure, Kroeker Farms became the largest potato producer in Canada. In 2002, Don retired ... Presently, organic potato and onion production are an important part of the farm and an elite seed potato farm has been established in Saskatchewan.

Fun events to help you get your summer seafood fix - Regina Leader-Post

Organic news feed - August 20, 2014 - 8:09am

Regina Leader-Post

Fun events to help you get your summer seafood fix
Regina Leader-Post
The nationwide event is hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel and Ned Bell, executive chef at the YEW Seafood + Bar in Vancouver. On July 1, Bell started out in St. John's, Nfld., on a cross-Canada cycling trip. A partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium ...

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