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Celebrating 20 years of Organic foods in B.C.

Food issues are always in the news with E.coli outbreaks, recalls, and food-borne illnesses.

It's one the reasons people choose organic products, but of course there are questions on whether organic food is really safer and why it costs more.

B.C's Organic Certification Board is celebrating 20 years in this province and two farmers joined up to talk about what the board has accomplished for BC farmers and consumers.

To consider some of these issues, two farmers have joined us.

Herman Bruns, an organic farmer in Mara is a member of the Organic Certification Board and Kathy Wikkerink owns a family run farm in Salmon Arm. One of their products is cheese and Kathy has just left the certified organic label.

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