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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 […]

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 […]