Recent Updates

The Ontario Organic Act is Back on the Table

Nov. 12, 2018 – TORONTO – A private members bill to legislate the creation of organic regulation in Ontario was...

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...

We’re Hiring: Organic Policy and Research Coordinator

Do you have an interest in food policy and research? Have experience managing information and/or data systems including data analysis?...

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USDA Final Ruling on GMO Disclosure

Late last year, the USDA released its final rule establishing mandatory disclosure of bioengineered food, also known as genetically modified...

Call for Members: Join the Ontario Organic Online Marketplace!

Call for Members: Join the Ontario Organic Online Marketplace!

OCO has recently teamed up with Local Line to offer our members a chance to sell their products in an...

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Organic Agriculture 3.0: The History of “Yet Another Debate” About the Future of Organic Agriculture

By Thorsten Arnold Introduction The organic farm and food industry is facing major challenges. IFOAM, the international federation of organic...

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Protect Ontario’s Farmland: Give Your Feedback on Bill 66 by January 20th

Agricultural groups across the province are very concerned with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, because it...

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Join Us at the Guelph Organic Conference Social 2019

Join the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) for our annual Guelph Organic Social in the...

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Regenerative Organic Certification

One Standard to Rule Them All, or Just Another Label? By: Vigne Sridharan In recent years, leaders in the organic...

Media Coverage: Bill 54 Passes 2nd Reading

OCO's Executive Director Carolyn Young explains what Bill 54 is all about, on Ontario Morning with Wei Chen. Carolyn appeared...

Our 2018 Accomplishments

The year 2018 was a year full of action and variety for the Organic Council of Ontario. We made progress...

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