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BC to regulate the term “organic”

BC to regulate the term “organic”

All products marketed as “organic” will have to be certified under a provincial or national certification program.
Man inspects bell peppers

Kerrisdale Farmers Market opens new season for selling local harvest

Producers with Vancouver Farmers Markets offer homegrown goods at the Kerrisdale location.

Packing meat at 3P Natural and Exotic Meats

You bought a stainless steel grill equipped with three burners and a full rotisserie, capable of heating in one minute and grilling a steak in four...and you're grilling what!?

Youth weigh cultural cuisine in light of demand for local, sustainable food

RangiChangi Roots hosted a workshop in December at the first HSBC-Evergreen Youth Action Series to discuss whether we can source local, organic food for ethnic dishes and support a sustainable diet.

Feast of Flavour comes to Croatian Cultural Centre in October

They say food can heal. At Feast of Flavour this October,  top chefs from around the country will prepare delicious, flavourful dishes such as Wild Sockeye salmon cured with Vancouver...

How to make compost in your apartment

The Green Mama explains the ins and out of composting for urban dwellers, and the lazy.

Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar

Michi Waffle & Espresso on Robson is a coffee lover's dream.

Eleven effective habits for a greener 2011

Everyone's doing it: green is the new bottom line. Can being green become just another effective habit for you this year?

Pacific Western Brewing unveils Natureland Organic Festbier at Oktoberfest celebration

Pacific Western Brewing Co. rang in Oktoberfest with zeal, unveiling their new Organic Festbier to industry and media reps, food afficionados, and those just there for good drinks and good times.

Green is the new black

Eco fashion is growing in popularity for its sustainable practices, rich fabrics and social responsibility. New eco designers are now providing fashionable choices to be green -- and wear it as well...