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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 …

Terrible Trends

Childhood obesity in Canada is at epidemic levels. We are 3rd worst in the world after the USA and UK. The graph below shows the terror of the situation but only tells part of the story. Notice that Canadian boys have the greatest increase in obesity in the world! This was not always true. The graph shows that in 1975 …

Organic Food Club

Organic food security would be a huge benefit for consumers and farmers and communities. Why has it not happened already? What is holding back the growth and development of organic food security in the Thompson – Okanagan region? Research in the Okanagan, in BC, in Canada and in the USA all say the same things. We need organic infrastructure to …

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 …