Organic Meadow Ltd., Organic Meadow Inc. and Organic Meadow Co-Operative Inc.
On April 2, 2015 Organic Meadow Ltd. (“OML”), Organic Meadow Inc. (“OMI”) and Organic Meadow Co-Operative Inc. (“OMCI”) each filed a notice of Intention to Make a Proposal (“NOI”), pursuant to Section 50.4 (1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and MNP Ltd. was appointed as trustee (the “Trustee”) under the proposal.
Certificate of a Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal of Organic Meadow Ltd.
Certificate of a Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal of Organic Meadow Inc.
(Reuters) – U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.
The focus is on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Testing has increased in the last two years, but scientists say requests spiked after a World Health Organization research unit said last month it was classifying glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
“The requests keep coming in,” said Ben Winkler, laboratory manager at Microbe Inotech Laboratories in St. Louis. The commercial lab has received three to four requests a week to test foods and other substances for glyphosate residues. In prior years, it received only three to four requests annually, according to its records.
“Some people want to stay out in front of this. Nobody knows what it means yet, but a lot of people are testing,” said Winkler.
Microbe has handled recent requests for glyphosate residue testing from small food companies, an advocacy group testing baby formula and a group of doctors who want to test patients’ urine for glyphosate residues, said Winkler. The firms and doctors do not want their identities published.
Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2015-01, Glyphosate
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
13 April 2015
ISSN: 1925-0967 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-27/2015-1E-PDF (PDF version)
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NEW DELHI: The government has barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds, alleging that it has “prejudicially affected the economic interest of the state”.
Greenpeace’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act or FCRA has been suspended. Sources said it has been asked to explain why that penalty should not be made permanent. Seven of its bank accounts have been frozen with the government alleging that the organization deliberately under-reported foreign contributions and used them in part to fund legal cases.
An internal report of the Home Ministry says that the activities of Greenpeace bordered on being “anti-national.” The report says that Greenpeace’s activities have slowed down India’s energy policy implementation by “physically preventing new nuclear and coal-based plants.” The report says that Greenpeace have been “creating” protests where none existed.
Even more damaging are claims in the report that Greenpeace and its allied organisations have created “front organisations” so that protest and disruptions cannot be traced back to the group. The report further claims that Greenpeace conspired with “foreign NGOs and donors at the Coal Strategy Conference in Istanbul that was held in July 2012″ to create people centric protest in India.
But Greenpeace has dubbed this as a ‘smear campaign’. In a statement, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India, said, “This feels like a revealing moment, one that says much more about the MHA than it does about Greenpeace. We believe in the Indian legal system. A campaign is being waged against dissent, but we will not be cowed.”
Last year, the Intelligence Bureau said that Greenpeace and other lobby groups are preventing economic growth by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food. The government then asked the RBI tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace’s Indian accounts. A court in January ruled that the funds should be released immediately.
April 6, 2015
Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc. files for creditor protection; will continue business-as-usual during restructuring process
April 6, 2015 – Guelph, Ontario – Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc., pioneers of the organic milk market in Ontario, has filed for creditor protection in order to complete a restructuring of its operations. The company’s goal is to emerge from the restructuring in a stronger financial position. The filing comes as an unavoidable and necessary move due to the onerous business terms recently placed upon it by the province’s milk marketing board.
“This is about protecting the earned rights of the founding farmers of the organic dairy category in Ontario. Organic Meadow Co-operative members account for over 70 percent of the supply of organic milk in Ontario. In filing for protection, and restructuring our business, we are protecting the very rights of our farmers,” said Don Rees, CEO, Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc. “Our goal is to work with the milk marketing board and all of our creditors to put a restructuring plan in place that allows us to emerge from this process stronger, and which allows us to work with Dairy Farmers of Ontario [“DFO”] in growing the organic milk market we started in 1989. We want to reassure all of our customers, employees, suppliers and consumers who have come to love and trust Organic Meadow products that we will be operating business-as-usual during this restructuring process.”
“All of the Co-operative’s dairy farmer members are disappointed that we could not find a resolution which would have enabled the Co-operative to continue conducting business without the need for creditor protection. We view the filing as a short-term action that will enable the company to complete a restructuring process that began a few months ago,” said Ted Minten, Vice Chair, Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc., who along with this extended family has been farming organically since 2002. “While our new business model was beginning to significantly improve our results and we were well along a process to bring in a new investor group, substantial milk allocation shortfalls in the December to February period and the change to business terms by our largest vendor were impossible hurdles for us to overcome. We’re hopeful that through this process we can work with DFO to reach a mutually beneficial solution.”
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