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Canada invests in innovation for organic farmers


September 1, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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September 1, 2010,
Truro, NS – The Government of Canada is investing $6.5 million in new research
to grow market opportunities and maintain a bright future for the Canadian
organic industry.



September 1, 2010,
Truro, NS – The Government of Canada is investing $6.5 million in new research
to grow market opportunities and maintain a bright future for the Canadian
organic industry.

It’s hoped the
investment will bring together scientific expertise from academia, industry and
government to develop more efficient and profitable processes for organic
farmers.

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The Organic Federation
of Canada
will manage the investment to address the priorities of organic
producers. The research will focus on soil fertility, grain cropping,
greenhouse production and food processing.  This cluster will also help
develop a recognizable, high-quality brand to help establish Canada as a leader
in organic production and help farmers expand their businesses.

“The Organic Science
Cluster project … is a major event in the development of this relatively new
but rapidly growing segment of Canadian agriculture,” said Ted Zettel,
president of the Organic Federation of Canada.