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EVENT: Organic Wine Tour

Join OCO on an organic wine tour through the Niagara region where you’ll explore vineyards, learn about organic wineries, of...

Job Posting for OCO Executive Director (Acting)

OCO is in search of an acting Executive Director to fill a 12-16 month maternity leave. ** Update: Deadline to...

Why China is Banning Canadian Meat Imports

China has recently instated a ban on all beef and pork imports from Canada after finding traces of ractopamine, a...

How Effective Are Ontario’s Certifying Bodies? Insights from Organic Operators across the Province

How Effective Are Ontario’s Certifying Bodies? Insights from Organic Operators across the Province

As an organic operator (grower, processor, manufacturer) in the province of Ontario, you must apply to and undergo review by...

New Provincial Organic Regulations in Alberta

Did you know that the federal organic regulations are only enforced on products that are sold interprovincially? That means that...

Organic Council of Ontario Welcomes Food Policy for Canada, Important First Step

GUELPH, ON, July 15, 2019  – The Organic Council of Ontario welcomes the launch of a Food Policy for Canada...

Positive Changes for Foreign Workers’ Rights, Impacts on Agricultural Sector Less Clear

Positive Changes for Foreign Workers’ Rights, Impacts on Agricultural Sector Less Clear

Foreign workers in Canada have gained more mobility and freedom following an announcement by the federal government that foreign workers...

Launch of Public Review for Proposed Changes to Canadian Organic Standards

With information from the Organic Federation of Canada Since 2009, all foods produced and sold in Canada that carry the...

Save Our Swallows Campaign from Nature Canada

Save Our Swallows Campaign from Nature Canada

Guest post from Nature Canada Nature Canada launched our Save Our Swallows campaign in 2018, thanks to two years of...

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