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Add Your Voice to Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Poisoning

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
Add Your Voice to Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Poisoning

On the heels of a damning report on the role of systemic pesticides in bee die-offs, Ontario’s Agriculture Minister proposes restrictions on the use of #neonicotinoids. Please see the Organic Council of Ontario press release, and go to Kitchener’s CTV website to see a short comment from @jodikoberinski on reactions to the proposed restrictions.   ACTION REQUIRED! We encourage […]

Organic Council of Ontario Supports Restrictions of Neonicotinoids

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
Organic Council of Ontario Supports Restrictions of Neonicotinoids

On the heels of another damning report on the role of systemic pesticides in bee die-offs, Ontario’s Agriculture Minister proposes restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids. The Organic Council of Ontario applauds Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal’s leadership in moving toward restrictions on use of Neonicotinoid-based pesticides as a good first step to save […]

OCO Summer Farm Tour: Commercial Opportunities for Ontario Farmers

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Events, News
OCO Summer Farm Tour: Commercial Opportunities for Ontario Farmers

The Organic Council of Ontario would like to invite you to tour commercial-scale organic operations: a sheep and grain operation, a state-of-the-art dairy operation, and an organic farm/ distributor. Lunch will be provided. Organics represents $1B in business in Ontario alone, and continues to grow at a double digit rate. Canada’s farmers require deeper understanding […]

New Brunswick Gets an Organic Regulation: When Will Ontario?

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
New Brunswick Gets an Organic Regulation: When Will Ontario?

The use of the term “organic” in Canada just got a little clearer, and the Organic Council of Ontario hopes the that New Brunswick’s new regulation leads to similar legislation in Ontario. On June 16th 2014, New Brunswick announced that it would be joining Quebec and Manitoba by creating a provincial regulation that defines and […]

A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in News

The Safe Food for Canadians Act will strengthen and streamline legislative authorities across all food in Canada, whether it is imported or prepared domestically. This will make food safer for Canadians families and increase trade opportunities for Canadian businesses. The Act will come into force when new regulations are adopted. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency […]