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Feds support Canadian organic sector

May 10, 2015 - The federal government is investing $785,660 to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) to help promote the Canadian organic sector and increase the visibility of the Canadian organic brand in international markets.

This investment will enable COTA to attend international conferences and trade shows and lead outgoing missions to raise awareness of Canadian organic products in key markets in Europe, United States, Asia and Latin America.

According to a news release, Canada now ranks as the 5th largest organic market worldwide and is home to over 4500 organic farms, and more than 1000 organic processors and handlers.

Canada's organic exports have been valued at over $458 million, with most going to the U.S. and the European Union.