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Bio-region News

The Thompson-Okanagan is well on it’s way to becoming a certified organic bio-region. * We want to celebrate this long term trend with posts from everywhere in this area. Share your organic activities and events and projects with the rest of the people in this part of BC. Can you tell us what is happening in your part of the …

Organic Food Security

At OK.O.S, we define organic food security as getting your 6-a-day organic local vegetables and fruits. This requires 5,000 square feet (50’X100′) of irrigated and bio-intensively managed land for ONE PERSON. All the calories needed for a year, from plant sources, can be produced on this small piece of land. Our definition of food security has a consumer (demand) side …

Organic Food

BIOLOGICAL AGRI-FOOD NETWORK Is there an alternative to the present agri-food system? This industrial complex includes supermarkets/healthfood stores, transportation and the chemical-based farms? Who will build this different way to produce and distribute food? I have been asking myself these questions for the last 40 years, since the food co-op days of the 70’s in Vancouver. Clear answers have only …