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The 2020 COS Review is launched


Funded with a contribution of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as announced August 24th, in Mara, BC, and supported by Canadian industry partners, the Organic Federation of Canada has launched the review process that will culminate with the publication of the 2020 version of the Canadian Organic Standards by November 2020.




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The Review articles

  • October 2018 - To read information about the launch of the 2020 review of the Canadian Organic Standards, click here.


  • October 2018 - Behind the Scenes of the Standards Review  - Snapshot of livestock issues - Read more


  • December 2018 - 1st Consultation with the Organic Industry - Read more


  • December 2018 - The question of light - Some petitioners propose artificial light allowed as the sole source of light in greenhouses - Read more.


  • December 2018 - Regarding parallel production: the issue of parallel production is back! Read comments on OFC Blog


  • January 2019 - Fresh air for organic poultry? Does an organic chicken need to be able to go outside? Read the article from Janet Wallace.


  • February 2019 -The review 2020 of the Canadian Organic Standards - A FAST-TRACK REVIEW - Read more


  • March 2019 - The use of some synthetic substances in organic production  Read more


  • July 2, 2019 - The public comment has been launched! Read more


  • October 2019 - The many comments discussed by the working groups - Read more


  • December 2019 - The COMMENT REVIEW UPDATE - Read more


  • January 2020 - Public review comments have an impact - Certain proposed changes were withdrawn - Read more


  • February 2020 - A challenging apiculture issue has been submitted to the review - Read more


  • March 2020 -  Poultry welfare at the heart of the discussions - Read more












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