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Urgent Appeal to Premier on GE Alfalfa

On Wednesday, April 6th, the new OCO board sent an urgent request to Premier Wynne, Minister Leal and Minister Murray (Environment and Climate Change) to appeal to the federal government to de-register GE Alfalfa.  Reports that a limited amount of GE alfalfa seed was sold this spring by Forage Genetics International in Eastern Canada prompted the […]

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OCO Elects New Board at 2016 AGM

Organic Council of Ontario Appoints New Board At their Annual General Meeting in Guelph on March 24, members appointed twelve people to the Board of Directors for the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO). Representing the entire value chain, the twelve members of the board are Tom Manley (Processor and current Chair), Ralf Thorsten Arnold (Distributor), […]

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2016 OCO AGM a Big Success!

Despite freezing rain and road closures, the intrepid members of the Organic Council of Ontario showed up to the Guelph Arboretum on March 24th ready to engage in active debate and discussion.  The day began with a welcome from the President and Chair of the Organic Council, Tom Manley, with a clear message that the […]

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Organic Council Asks for Funding Parity

On behalf of the OCO membership, the OCO board developed a pre-budget submission as part of the provincial government’s budget consultation process.  The letter addresses the economic development potential of the organic sector and the lack of dedicated government resources to this emerging market.  In particular, the letter outlined the $9 million growth strategy recently […]

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Annual General Meeting – Join Us!

2016 AGM ***PLEASE NOTE: ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  WE ARE, HOWEVER, ABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR PAYMENT AT THE DOOR.*** Join the Organic Council of Ontario Thursday, March 24th for an exciting annual general meeting!   This year, Marni Karlin, the VP of Government Relations of the Organic Trade Association will be joining us via Skype to discuss the […]