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Salmon and rice packets with fennel, lemon, and raisins

Salmon and rice packets filed with organic fennel lemon and raisins

This recipe, featuring salmon and utilizing brown rice, could have been designed for a high performance athlete. Low in saturated fat, high in complex carbohydrates, and with plenty of muscle-repairing protein, this salmon and rice meal is perfect for anyone on a diet or for those looking to achieve sporting success. Method Preheat broiler. Combine organic brown rice, raisins, ...more

Organic chicken and vegetable rice bowl

organic chicken breasts

The fragrant aromas of ginger and orange in this recipe bring out something special in the chicken breasts. Combined with the wonderfully nutty taste and texture of the brown rice this makes a lunchtime meal that is hard to beat. Method Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet or wok; stir fry chicken until lightly browned; remove. In same skillet heat remaining oil; stir fry ...more

How is organic rice produced?

organic rice field

Organic rice production starts with the use of high quality non-GMO seed. This is followed through with an ongoing commitment to improving soil quality while using a range of natural measures to minimize the impact of pests and weeds without resorting to chemical herbicides and pesticides. Soil fertility Unlike conventional rice growers, who routinely apply chemical fertilizers ...more

Organic brown rice

Organic brown rice

Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain. Like all whole grains, it contains all three layers of the kernel – the bran, germ and endosperm. It is rich in complex carbohydrates and packed with vitamins and minerals, including niacin, folate, vitamin E and potassium, with antioxidants, phytonutrients and dietary fiber. Its great taste and versatility make brown rice an excellent ...more

Cooking potatoes

Cooking organic potatoes

Preparing potatoes Most waxy varieties never need peeling before cooking. Generally the skins are eaten, but they can be removed easily once cooked. Some recipes, such as stuffed baked potatoes, leave the skin on, but where the potato is braised in liquid, like gravy, it is more appropriate to peel. Most of the potato’s nutrients lie just under the skin, so it is worth ...more

Organic potatoes

Organic potatoes

Potatoes contain low levels of natural benzodiazepines, which act as sedatives, anticonvulsants, anxiety and muscle relaxers and as hypnotics. Perhaps this is why Western diets are so hooked on potato as a comfort food! Importantly, new research suggests that the humble potato may also play an important preventative health role. Pesticides applied to conventional potato crops Root ...more

Michael Dimock from Roots of Change

Michael Dimock from Roots of Change

Michael Dimock is the President of Roots of Change (ROC), a collaborative network of leaders and institutions in California working toward the development of a sustainable food system by the year 2030. Armed with an acute awareness of food and agriculture’s current shortcomings and an innate capacity to identify solutions, Michael – together with his dedicated team ...more

Alain Gracianette from Marylhurst University

Alain Gracianette - Chair of Marylhurst University's MBA Department

Alain Gracianette is the Chair of Marylhurst University’s MBA Department. With a wealth of academic and business experience, Alain has a unique insight into the qualities and attributes tomorrow’s sustainable business leader will possess. We spoke with Alain about Marylhurst University’s MBA in Sustainable Business, the challenges facing the organic sector, ...more

Greg Christian from The Organic School Project

Greg Christian from The Organic School Project

Greg Christian is a successful chef, educator, and director. More importantly, he’s someone who really cares. Greg’s vision for the Organic School Project has been to reconnect school children with the source of their food. We were lucky enough to speak with Greg about The Organic School Project and the soon-to-be-released, Grow Teach Feed. Q: You’ve got a ...more

Kevin Klippenstein from the Organic Farming Institute of British Columbia

Kevin Klippenstein - The Organic Farming Institute of British Columbia

Kevin Klippenstein is an organic farmer. He’s also Chair of The Organic Farming Institute of British Columbia (OFIBC). Armed with a solid understanding of organic farming and an unwavering commitment to education, Kevin and The OFIBC are creating pathways for a new generation of organic farmers. Kevin generously agreed to share his insights with us. Q: Can you tell us ...more

USDA Certifying Agents

Accredited Certifying Agents ensure the integrity of the USDA's National Organic Program.

  1. Organic Certifiers - USDA Accredited Certification Agents

    Organic Certifiers

    committed to working with organic producers and dedicated to consumers ...more

  2. Pennsylvania Certified Organic - USDA Accredited Certification Agents

    Pennsylvania Certified Organic

    a certifying agency that educates and certifies ...more

  3. Maryland Department of Agriculture - USDA Accredited Certification Agents

    Maryland Department of Agriculture

    providing assurance to consumers who purchase organic ...more

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CFIA Certification Bodies

CFIA Certification Bodies are responsible for verifying the application of the Canadian Organic Standards.

  1. Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association - CFIA Certification Bodies

    Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association

    a non-profit self-sustaining organic certification body ...more

  2. Ecocert Canada - CFIA Certification Bodies

    Ecocert Canada

    one of the leaders in organic and environmental certification for the Canadian market ...more

  3. Centre for Systems Integration - CFIA Certification Bodies

    Centre for Systems Integration

    created to simplify multiple certification requirements ...more

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