One Degree Organic Foods grows veganically in Abbotsford

Danny Houghton

Danny Houghton is the vice president at One Degree Organic Foods. (Stephen Hui)

Ever since we bought one of their loaves of bread earlier this year, I’ve been interested in One Degree Organic Foods. The Abbotsford-based company’s products are not just vegan and certified organic; they’re veganic.

This means that One Degree—the sister company to Silver Hills Bakery—sources its ingredients from farms that use plant-based fertilizers rather than animal byproducts. You see, even foods that are vegan and organic often come from fields fertilized with animal waste from non-organic sources.

Last week, I interviewed Danny Houghton, One Degree’s vice president of marketing and sales. According to the resident of Blaine, Washington, the company plans next year to add cereals to its existing lines of bread, flour, and seeds.

One Degree Organic Foods bread

One Degree Organic Foods makes four kinds of veganic bread.

One Degree’s products are sold at stores across Canada and the U.S. In Vancouver, they’re found at Donald’s Market, Save-On-Foods, Sweet Cherubim, Urban Fare, and Whole Foods Market, among other retailers.

3 thoughts on “One Degree Organic Foods grows veganically in Abbotsford

  1. Organic food is far more nutritious than the synthetic products as they are created without using harmful chemicals. Using of natural products in foods, clothing and skin care is a very healthy choice.

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  3. Veganic is an interesting term; as a vegan, I had assumed that it meant vegan and organic (I was wrong, as shown in the “veganic” link you included above). Two of the farms supplying veganic grain/seeds for One Degree – Vale and Crestview – actually farm animals for meat (and atleast in the case of Vale, use animal by-products on other fields on their farm). So a farm growing “veganic” grain/seeds can also be raising animals for slaughter at the same time. I think the term “stock-free” is a more transparent and less confusing term for referring to crops grown without animal inputs. Here is an interesting discussion regarding the origin of the term veganic and its problems, with reference to Ian Tolhurst, the father of the stock-free movement in England. Vegans who care about animals need to know that buying grain/products from a veganic farmer does not always mean they are supporting a vegan farm.

    http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?29095-quot-Veganic-quot-does-not-equal-quot-vegan-quot&highlight=veganic

    http://www.valefarms.com/about/animals/

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