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A SunOpta soy milk processing line. (SunOpta, via YouTube)

U.S. investment firm takes major stake in SunOpta

Canadian organic and non-GMO food firm SunOpta Inc. has taken on a new minority owner to help it pay down debt and boost its “flexibility.” The Mississauga-based, publicly traded company said Friday it has picked up an $85 million investment, in the form of exchangeable preferred shares, from Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management. The investment, […] Read more

Organic business directory now available

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2014 edition of the Western Canadian Organic Business Directory is now available. The directory lists all companies providing services or processed products to businesses in the organic sector. “We have been hearing from the organic business community that they just don’t know what companies serve the organic sector,” said Becky Lipton, the executive director […] Read more

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Organic industry gets uncomfortable news

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was just a matter of time before the Achilles heel of organic food production was going to be exposed, and a recent CBC news report hit the issue right between the eyes. The report stated that 45 per cent of organic produce randomly tested by the CFIA showed traces of pesticides. Organic industry spokespeople […] Read more