One common misconception surrounding organic farming is that today’s organic growers are simply producing food in the way it was done centuries ago. While organic agriculture does rely on many tried-and-true methods (such as crop rotation, intercropping and using composted manure and legumes to provide nutrients), our current food producers do much more than this.
They adapt their farming practices to reflect the latest scientific advances, sometimes employing cutting-edge technologies, to produce nutritious, high-quality organic food in the most environmentally positive way.
To find out the latest in organic farming research in Canada, check out the 2021 issue of Organic Science Canada. The informative articles highlight the research conducted across the nation as part of the Organic Science Cluster 3, which is coordinated by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and the Organic Federation of Canada.