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Bringing together all the key players in Canada's organic industry to ensure excellent standards and regulations that stimulate the growth of Canada's organic sector, which is good for the environment, the consumer, family farms and rural communities.

Of particular interest

Date: October 30, 2013
Titre: Review of the Canadian Organic Standards
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The Canadian Organic Sector undertakes the organic standard's review

  • First in-person meeitng of the CGSB Committee on Organic Agriculture in December
  • Industry contributions will match AAFC funding of the project
  • An Interview with Hugh Martin, the Interim Chair of the TC
  • The Working Groups and their Conveners
  • The Launch of the Permanent PSL Committee
  • The COS Review Sponsors

Click here to read more

Date: August 28, 2013
Titre: InfoBio August 2013
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  • Questions and Answers Regarding National Standards for Organic Agriculture -

Comment period August 28 to October 28 2013

  • The 2013-2015 Review of the Canadian Organic Standards  -  Important updates
  • Janine Gibson - About being a Working Group Convener
  • The COS Review - a major step for the Canadian organic industry
  • That Canada that is hungry: when the farm is not enough                                                          

Click here to read more

 

Date: July 31, 2013
Titre: Fundraising Campaign for the Review of the Canadian Organic Standards
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Visit the Standards Review 2013-2015 section of the OFC website to learn how you can financially support the revision of the Canadian Organic Standards

In Canada, organic operators meet every five years to review the standard that guides their daily work. 

The 2013-2015 review of the Canadian Organic Standards will be decisive for the future of the Canadian organic industry. All organic stakeholders are encouraged to invest time and financial support to ensure that the review results in a coherent and relevant standard.

Contact the OFC for more information on the COS review project.
Date: July 26, 2013
Titre: InfoBio July 2013
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  • Best Management Practices are the proposed solutions to prevent contamination of organic crops from GE crops, but the organic sector remains skeptical
  • Review of the Canadian Organic Standards -  Review schedule adjusted - OFC Fundraising Campaign underway
  • Black Family Farm Celebrates 100 years of organic farming August 4 2013

Read more...

Date: June 25, 2013
Titre: InfoBio June 2013
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  • SIC Activity Report: Follow-up on comments received from industry on Q&As under comment period. Click here to read the June SIC report.
  • COS Review: Prioritization of Work Lists underway
  • OFC Fundraising Campaign for COS Review: The standard is at the base of the organic value chain!
  • GM Alfalfa registered and ready to be grown - Write your MP
  • Connecticut passes GMO food labeling
  • Summer readings

Click here to read June InfoBio

Interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards

The Canadian Standards Interpretation Committee answers your questions.

 

Click here to see the answers provided by the Committee to questions raised by the organic sector.

 

Do you want to address a question to the Committee? Follow the link.

Canadian Organic Inputs Directory

OrganicInputs.ca

OFC has launched the Canadian Organic Inputs Directory (COID).

Visit the site now and give it a try!

Manufacturers of inputs suitable for organic agriculture can contact us to find out how to get their product listed.

The Canadian Organic Input Directory is being administered by Peppersoft Inc.

(A French version of the site is coming soon)

On our blog

Date: October 30, 2014
Title: TO CERTIFY OR NOT TO CERTIFY: THE PERSPECTIVE OF SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMERS
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Local + organic -  A win-win situation for growers, consumers and the environment.

Small-scale organic farmers represent the face of the Canadian organic industry—at the farmers’ market, CSA drop-off and at the restaurant back door. Many of these farmers, however, are not certified organic.

 

The Working Group on Small Scale Organic Certification has drafted two organic certification models that aim to be attainable for a small-scale producer focusing mainly on direct sales (farm-gate, CSA, farmer’s market, etc.): the Peer Certification Model and the Organic Affidavit model. 

 

What do you perceive to be the strengths and/or weaknesses of these models? Which would be more appropriate for your farm?  Should either model include random third-party inspections—and if so, to what extent?

Share your perspective on OFC's Blog!

Date: September 28, 2012
Title: PROTECT ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
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How to Prevent and Manage
GMO Contamination Risks

Today, the OFC invites you to voice your concerns and share your opinions about how to prevent and manage GMO contamination risks.

 

Do you have GMO contamination issues or concerns on your own organic operation? What would help you prevent and mitigate GMO contamination?
The OFC Blog is ready to collect your thoughts.

 

 

Let us know what you think should be the next step taken to help protect the integrity of organic products and Canada’s pristine natural environments!

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