Genesis was first created as Himex Organic Products in 1986 in Gatineau, Quebec as one of the first brokers and exporters of Canadian organic products to the world. As a pioneering company in the Canadian organic food industry, focus expanded to importing organic items from Europe and beyond. The company moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1992 to a 3,000 sq. ft warehouse. Three years later, due to high demand, a 14,000 sq. ft warehouse was required.