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OCO Farm Tour: Learning about organic farming one farm at a time

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Member News, News, Ontario Organic Blog

By Mary Ellen Wales A few weeks ago, I had the delightful opportunity to spend a whole day in the country learning about organic farming here in Ontario. I was one of the many who took in the semi-annual organic farm tour hosted by the Organic Council of Ontario. About 70 individuals from across Ontario […]

OrganicInputs.ca Becomes The Main National List of Approved Inputs

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
OrganicInputs.ca Becomes The Main National List of Approved Inputs

In the spring of 2014, the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) and the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) agreed to support OrganicInputs.ca as the main national inputs directory, in replacement of their own inputs lists.  An ACORN staff member said, “Supporting this national tool makes sense.  Having a unified directory of approved inputs for […]

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 […]