Recent Updates

The Review of the Canadian Organic Standards: A Fast-Tracked Review

A report from Janet Wallace, originally published February 18, 2019 by the Organic Federation of Canada For the last several...

2019 OCO Board Nominations Open

Do you want to see more supports for organic in Ontario? Do you have a regional challenge that you want...

Canadian Organic Standards Review Consultation & Update

Canadian Organic Standards Review Consultation & Update

For the past several months, members of the organic sector including producers, certification inspectors, and industry experts have been discussing...

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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