Great taste starts in the earth

From farm to factory and now to you, Fourmi Bionique granola offers a collection of purposeful blends made from well-raised crops — ingredients that haven’t been genetically modified or irradiated, that are free of pesticides, transfats, and other harmful additives or colourants. Our granola blends are assembled using a majority of local (85%) and organic (70%) ingredients and premium quality fair trade chocolates.

When you purchase a bag of Fourmi Bionique granola you are supporting the Slow Food Philosophy and the delicate balance between the earth, its vegetation and our bodies. It means you believe in rewarding farmers justly for the care they take, and you recognize craftsmen for using the most ethical production and employment practices.

From production to market, our organic ingredients and production processes are certified by ECOCERT Canada, a registered independent certification organisation.

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When you open a bag of Fourmi Bionique granola, take the time to savour all that nature has to offer.

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Fourmi Bionique - Gourmet Granola

breakfastQuebec honey: Liquid Gold

Canada is a small player in the international honey production with only 2.5% of the total quantity produced. China is a key player with 20% of the world production. Not far behind are the United-States and Argentina, with respectively 8 and 7% of the production volume. The number of beekeepers in Canada is constantly decreasing. To this effect, Quebec has known a drastic decrease, going from 800 beekeepers in 1997 to 237 in 2001. Yet, the province of Quebec’s production still represents between 4 and 5% of the total Canadian production. Of all the honey produced, only an infinite portion is certified organic. This situation is primarily related to the regulation which is perceived as being too restrictive by beekeepers. For example, in the organic production system, the sources of nectar, of honeydew and of pollen must be primarily composed of plants issued from organic production and spontaneous vegetation and this has to be the case for the past three consecutive years.

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breakfast From granola fats to granola facts: a breakfast is a great way to manage your weight.

You might think that skipping breakfast or sticking to a low calorie option to start your day will speed up your weight loss, but in fact the opposite is true. Studies have indicated that those who regularly eat a satisfying breakfast are less likely to become obese than those who decide to skip this important meal or cut back on calories that act as fuel for your day. In fact “good” fats and fiber will keep you satisfied longer and curb pre-lunch cravings.

whole grain Did you know LFB granola blends have up to 70% whole grains?

Whole grains are plant seeds that are comprised of three main parts: bran, germ and endosperm. Foods like oats, wheat, spelt, rye and barley are all whole grains. Stripped of the bran and germ, refined grains are a much less nutritious option than whole grain foods. Studies have shown that by eating whole grains, you can reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. You may also lower your cholesterol and have a healthier blood pressure level as well. Whole grains contain B vitamins and minerals such as iron, selenium and magnesium. Eat at least three 1-ounce servings of whole grains each day to start reaping the rewards of this healthy food. You can count a serving of whole grains as 16 grams (16g) of whole grain ingredients. When reading food labels, look for "whole grain" as the first ingredient. Many whole-grain products also have a Whole Grain stamp that makes them easy to identify.

Local SourcesSwitching to local and organic sources

To view the recently published sustainable business practices of our company, visit the Ethipedia Website:

http://www.ethipedia.net/len/node/1202

locavoreAbout the “locavore” movement

Are you a “locavore”? If you believe in the value of purchasing locally grown/produced food, you just might be one! For a complete definition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food#Locavore

A recent CBC documentary "The Great Food Revolution" broached the topic of the ”locavore” movement:

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/greatfoodrevolution/