Community The Lunchbox August 9, 2019August 10, 2019 News Review Media 110 Views 0 Comments By Shana Daniel, R.H.N. School is right around the corner, and the task of lunchbox creations may already be a daunting thought for some. Chances are, your children have blossomed over the summer months. Be...
Farm 2 Fork is changing how meat products are purchased in Canada by offering an online ordering system and delivery of quality products, including many that are certified organic. Owner Jonnel Sloane saw that consumers were interested in a transparent food system, where farmers and consumers are less disconnected, and where high-quality products are available.
At OCO, we also believe in transparency in the value chain and the importance of eater education. We recently released our Ontario Premium Meat Marketing Study (www.organiccouncil.ca/downloads/), a report that aims to compare meat labelling practices and analyze eater awareness and demand for various premium meat labels.
You can also check out our #MoreThanJust blog series (www.organiccouncil.ca/category/morethanjust/) that explores how certified organic products compare to other claims, such as "hormone-free," "grassfed" and "humanely raised."
We look into the requirements associated with this claim and discuss how organics are much MORE than just hormone-free.
In fact, "hormone-free" is not considered an acceptable term as it conveys the message that the product contains zero hormones when, of course, all animals make use of naturally occurring hormones in their development.
Organics goes beyond restricting the use of added hormones and considers human health and animal welfare in its practices.
It’s no myth. It’s a choice. With mounting evidence to support organic produce having more nutrient rich compounds including healthy bacteria, the battles of the naysayers are quick to be quietened. Remember - nutrient density cannot be weighed or observed. Maybe the adage “it’s what inside that counts” is best used in this example. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that apples are full of beneficial bacteria? New research out of Austria shows that organic apples have way more of that beneficial bacteria than conventional apples. Not only do organic apples have more bacteria, but they are also more diverse, which creates a better taste. Read more: ow.ly/jJcs50vh1o0