The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

Recent Updates

Organic Standards Review: Webinar Series

Organic Standards Review: Webinar Series

Did you know that the Canadian Organic Standards are currently up for review? Like all national standards, the COS must...

The Parallel Production Ban: A Necessity or an Inconvenience?

by Vigne Sridharan What is Parallel Production? Parallel production is defined in the Canadian Organic Standards (COS) as the simultaneous...

Another Successful Day at Queen’s Park

After an interesting day of talking to MPPs about organic priorities at Queen’s Park, things are looking positive for the...

OCO Board Member Awarded CHFA Organics Achievement Award

We are very pleased to congratulate our board member, Bill Redelmeier, on receiving the Organics Achievement Award at this year’s...

Something Fishy about Aquaponics?

Something Fishy about Aquaponics?

by Will Baigent & Cecilia Stuart For many, fish and seafood are a dietary staple, especially in the summer. However,...

Organic: More than Just Non-GMO

Even if you don’t keep on top of Canadian food policy, you’re probably aware of the conversation surrounding genetically modified...

SFCR Implications for Organic

SFCR Implications for Organic

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were published on June 13, 2018, replacing the previous Organic Products Regulations that govern...

CAPI Report: Optimizing Agri-Food Growth

In March 2016, the Minister of Finance tasked the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth (ACEG) with finding policy...

What is OCO?

The Organic Council of Ontario is the voice for organics in Ontario. Our members are the organic farmers, processors, businesses, and supporters who bring organics from the field to your fork.