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Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce

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Some organic produce in Canada contains pesticides, according to government inspection documents obtained by CBC News. Records released to CBC News by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency show 23.6 per cent of the 178 organic apples tested in 2009 and 2010 contained pesticide residue. Some organic apples that were tested by the CFIA in 2009 […]

The Project

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This project aims at identifying and analyzing factors related to the demand and supply sides that create and diversify market opportunities; understand and determine the relationship between OF distribution channels and institutional strategies; and consumers’ trust orientations and variations. This website is used as a communication interface to share information with the academic/business public and […]

Is Local Food Better?


The local-food movement has been gaining momentum in developed countries, and in many developing countries as well, in recent years; in the United States alone, sales of locally grown foods, worth about $4 billion in 2002, could reach as much as $7 billion by 2011. Local food’s claimed benefits are driving health- and environment-conscious consumers […]

Buy Organic, Natural Food labels mislead consumers


Organic foods are required by U.S. federal law to be produced in ways that promote ecological sustainability, without common toxic and genetically engineered ingredients. Beware, as the “100% Natural” label does NOT guarantee that the product is free of toxic pesticides, carcinogenic fumigants and solvent, or genetically modified ingredients. The only label that can give […]

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