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The 100-year diet: making a difference with organic

Posted by Theresa Schumilas

This article, by Mathew Holmes, Executive Director of the Canada Organic Trade Association  appeared in a special supplement to the Globe & Mail October 14th for Organic Week 2011.


When you ask people what’s special about organic food, they generally say organic farmers do not use toxic chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That’s part of the picture, but there is much more to it.