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Guelph Organic Conference

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in News
Guelph Organic Conference

The Guelph Organic Conference is Canada’s largest organic gathering and a great place to learn more about organic. There are great workshops and trade show booths if you are new to organic or been working with organics for years. For full schedule please visit: http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca   Thursday & Friday fees & programs – January 29-30, […]

Future of Organic Research in Ontario

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in News
Future of Organic Research in Ontario

OCO recently sent a letter to Marc Godbout, who is authoring a report concerning the future of Alfred College to be submitted to Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In the letter OCO indicated our full support for the pursuit and expansion of education and research at Alfred College, particularly with respect to […]

Invitation to OCO’s Provincial Regulation Working Group

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in News
Invitation to OCO’s Provincial Regulation Working Group

Since the establishment of the Canadian Organic Standard, organic operators in Ontario have been asking for an Ontario Organic Regulation. The current Organic Products Regulation (OPR) leaves a major loophole relating to organic claims that needs to be addressed. Recently, several other provinces have found innovative ways to implement their own organic systems so that […]

Lobbying at Organic Parliament Day 2014

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in News
Lobbying at Organic Parliament Day 2014

On Oct 28th and 29th 2014 staff and board members from the Organic Council of Ontario attended an important lobbying day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Organized by the Canadian Organic Trade Association, the organic lobbying day is an opportunity for the organic sector to meet with Members of Parliament, Senators, and policy makers to […]

Feedback Request on Models for Small Scale Certification

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in News
Feedback Request on Models for Small Scale Certification

To Certify or Not To Certify: The perspective of small-scale organic farmers Local +organic = a win-win situation for growers, consumers and the environment.   Small-scale organic farmers represent the face of the Canadian organic industry—at the farmers’ market, CSA drop-off and at the restaurant back door. Today, public on-farm exposure often happens through harvest days and […]