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New Brunswick Gets an Organic Regulation: When Will Ontario?

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
New Brunswick Gets an Organic Regulation: When Will Ontario?

The use of the term “organic” in Canada just got a little clearer, and the Organic Council of Ontario hopes the that New Brunswick’s new regulation leads to similar legislation in Ontario. On June 16th 2014, New Brunswick announced that it would be joining Quebec and Manitoba by creating a provincial regulation that defines and […]

A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in News

The Safe Food for Canadians Act will strengthen and streamline legislative authorities across all food in Canada, whether it is imported or prepared domestically. This will make food safer for Canadians families and increase trade opportunities for Canadian businesses. The Act will come into force when new regulations are adopted. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency […]

Silent Spring 2.0 Awaits While Governments Ignore Calls for a Neonicotinoid Moratorium

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in News, Ontario Organic Blog
Silent Spring 2.0 Awaits While Governments Ignore Calls for a Neonicotinoid Moratorium

By Jodi Koberinski, OCO Advocacy Working Group. June 28th 2014. The time for indecision and “benefit of the doubt” decision-making is long past. The weight of a recent study known as the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA), undertaken by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides, requires that Canada’s policy response is that neonicotinoid pesticides must be […]

Review of the Organic Standards

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 in News
Review of the Organic Standards

Review of the Organic Standards: A report on the 13th meeting of the Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture From April 13-16, 2014, the Canadian Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture met to analyze recommendations proposed for by the Working Groups responsible for the review of the Canadian Organic Standards. Click here to read the main recommendations […]

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 […]