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Organic Trade Reaches $3.4 Billion in 2021
Organic Trade Reaches $3.4 Billion in 2021
Earlier this week, Economic Research Service reported organic trade reached $3.4 billion in 2021.  Since 2011, there has been an uptick in the total value of imported organic products, partially because more products are being tracked and partially because more high-value organic products, such as blueberries and squash, are being imported into the United States.  The Uni...
OSU Plans To Use Wasp To Fight Spotted Winged Drosophila
OSU Plans To Use Wasp To Fight Spotted Winged Drosophila
Oregon State University researchers are set to release a wasp discovered in South Korea, in an effort to combat an invasive fruit fly that causes $500 million in damage to the state’s fruit crops every year.  Professor Vaughn Walton led the team who found the parasitic wasp, and he says it should significantly reduce the need for expensive chemical pesticides. “The t...
Canada Reports Atypical BSE Case
Canada Reports Atypical BSE Case
Canada recently reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy in an eight-year-old beef cow on a farm in Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified the World Organization for Animal Health of the case. Canada said the detection and reporting of an atypical BSE case will not affect the OIE negligible risk status of Canada, and market access for Canadian animals and beef

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