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Response from Minister MacAuley on GE Alfalfa

In addition to OCO’s letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Leal, OCO supported a joint letter that was sent to the Federal Minister of Agriculture on April 20th requesting restrictions to the commercialization of new GE varieties in Eastern Canada.  along with 14 other organizations representing both conventional and organic producers across the country.  Minister […]

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Community Supported Agriculture in Canada published

  Community Supported Agriculture programs, or CSAs, are known a popular marketing tool among organic growers and those wishing to capture the full retail value of their products.   However, there is little Canadian research to corroborate that assumptin.  A recent report by OCO board member, Dr. John Devlin, unveils important data on CSAs including the fact that […]

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OCO Supports Bill to Label GE Foods

New Democrat MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault of Sherbrooke tabled a bill last Friday in the House of Commons calling for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Several provincial and federal organizations, including the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian Organic Growers and Union Paysanne, were also present in support of the bill. The […]

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AAFC Internships Go Green

Internship Funding Opportunities from AAFC Applications are now being accepted for the Youth Green Jobs Initiative offered by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. Do you need help making environmental improvements to your farm or is your organization involved in providing environmental benefits to the agriculture sector? Hire an intern through the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative! Canada’s Agricultural Youth […]

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MPPs Join OCO at Queen’s Park for Local Food Week

The Organic Council of Ontario is excited to attend this year’s Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market again in celebration of Local Food Week.  This year, in an effort to promote Ontario Organics, we have invited all MPPs to join us at the event and come meet our board members and taste the delicious samples provided by […]