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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: December 12, 2016
Titre: InfoBio December 2016
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Standards Interpretation Committee
New members and a new public comment

 

Use of synthetic methionine in pork production
A new request for modification added to the COS amendment  process

 

OFC Survey - What about non-compliance- Have your say!

 

The Canadian organic sector presents its needs to the Canadian government.

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Date: November 25, 2016
Titre: InfoBio November 2016
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The revised Canadian Organic Standards, which were published on 25 November 2015 enter into force today, 25 November 2016. However, a number of clauses of the revised COS are currently under an amendment process, and so are not immediately applicable.

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Date: October 16, 2016
Titre: InfoBio October 2016
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Standards Interpretation Committee     

New public comment period

 

Amending the Canadian Organic Standards   

30-day ballot will be launched soon

 

The 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference -

A great success

 

Organic agriculture    

Tomorrow’s research

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Date: September 15, 2016
Titre: InfoBio September 2016
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Standards Interpretation Committee

REPORT –PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD LAUNCHED IN JULY 2016
Click here to read the report from the last SIC Public Comment Period – July – August 2016

NOMINATIONS - ORGANIC STANDARDS INTERPRETATION COMMITTEE

 

Public review - Amendment to the Canadian Organic Standards

ALL ORGANIC PRODUCERS AND PROCESSORS ARE INVITED TO COMMENT
THE PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25 2016

 

Canadian Organic Science Conference

Today is your last day for registering at the Canadian Organic Science Conference
that will be held next week, September 19-21, in Montreal –Longueuil.

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Date: September 12, 2016
Titre: GE status of vaccines
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Information on GE status of Vaccines - From Oksana Yaroush, Sr. Veterinary Biologics Evaluator, CFIA.

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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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