Monday, April 12, 2010

Organic food producers see strength in new alliance

"A new organization representing the organic food business is marking its first year in operation this week, as demand for chemical-free food is growing along with the volume and diversity of production.
But the niche sector is not immune to the vagaries of the market.
Growth, scope and challenges are some of the issues producers will discuss as the Manitoba Organic Alliance holds its second annual meeting at the Headingley Community Centre on Saturday.
Organized last year with the assistance of provincial funding, MOA executive co-ordinator Deborah Unger said the idea is the group will speak on behalf of the organic producer sector on regulatory issues and the implementation of those regulations."

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