Recent Updates

The Grower Covers OCO’s Private Member’s Bill Announcement

The Grower, Canada’s premier horticultural publication, reported this week on the Organic Council of Ontario’s co-sponsored private member’s bill, which...

OCO Announces Private Member’s Bill: Organic Products Act

Ontario MPPs Announce Co-Sponsored Private Member’s Bill, “Organic Products Act” Toronto – Sept. 13th, 2017 – Peter Tabuns, MPP for...

OMAFRA Seeks Feedback

OMAFRA invites members of the agricultural community to join a webinar on September 6, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:00 noon...

Organic Regulation Can Support Small Farms, Too

Small, diversified organic farming is one of the most sustainable ways to produce food. The organic movement, in its origins,...

SaskOrganics Organic Farmers Survey: Results

In the fall of 2016, SaskOrganics conducted a survey to determine the research priorities of organic farmers in Saskatchewan for...

Why is Organic Food More Expensive?

Many people believe that the higher cost of organic food is not justified by real differences in how the food...

Organic certification process in Ontario needs attention

As calls increase for the province of Ontario to regulate organic certification, Kaitlynn Anderson highlights the need for change in a...

Use of “organic” in Ontario business names

The word “organic” is often used in business names in Ontario, but the Organic Council often receives questions from confused...

CBC London Coverage of the Ontario Organic Regulation Issue

Citing the recently released State of Organics report from the Canada Organic Trade Association, an August 4th news story and...

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