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Organic Council of Ontario`s Actions Help Delay GM Alfalfa Release

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in News
Organic Council of Ontario`s Actions Help Delay GM Alfalfa Release

The Organic Council took action to stop the release of GM Alfalfa and, together with its partners, succeeded in keeping the genetically modified seeds off the market this spring! Working in collaboration with the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) and the National Farmers Union (NFU), OCO helped built strong broad-based opposition to the approval and […]

Organic Dairy Research Program in Jeopardy

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Member News, News
Organic Dairy Research Program in Jeopardy

Organic Council of Ontario Calls for Continuing Education and Research at Alfred College Guelph ON – March 14th 2014 – For Immediate Release Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) board member Tom Manley called for continued diploma education programs, organic dairy research, and rural waste water management research at Alfred Ontario in Eastern Ontario. Mr. Manley, […]

Public Comment Requested: Q&A’s on issues related to the Canadian Organic Standards

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in News

The Organic Standards Interpretation Committee has proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 60 day comment period. To see the Questions and Answers please see this file: http://organicfederation.ca/sites/documents/140305%20%20Q%26A%20Public%20review%20March%205%20-May%205%202014.pdf All comments regarding these answers should be sent to OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca Public Comment […]

2014 Ontario Organic Awards Wrap Up

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in News
2014 Ontario Organic Awards Wrap Up

The Organic Council of Ontario introduced the Ontario Organic Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation across the full organic value-chain. Award recipients demonstrate consistent and pioneering efforts that help the organic sector reduce the amount of toxic pesticides in the environment. Members of OCO, farmers, businesses and volunteers have made tremendous efforts to ensure that […]

ORGANIC FOOD IS STILL THE BETTER CHOICE

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in News
ORGANIC FOOD IS STILL THE BETTER CHOICE

There are many reasons to choose organic at the grocery store By Simon Neufeld (Published in The Ontario Farmer) The CBC reported recently on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s tests for pesticide residues on organic and conventional produce in Canadian grocery stores. The concern about pesticide residues is real: we should be wary of exposing […]