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Date: February 23, 2017
Titre: Call for letters of intent - Organic Science Cluster III
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The Organic Federation of Canada in collaboration with Dalhousie University's Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada are pleased to announce the Call for Letters of Intent for research in Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023).

 

The organic sector has been consulting with AAFC regarding projected timelines and criteria for the next Science Cluster program. As such, the organic sector is working towards being prepared for the next call.


Please find in the links below:


1.     Letter of Intent Guidelines for Researchers. Please read this document carefully, as it provides details of the application process, priority research areas, and further guidance about what should be included in a Letter of Intent.


2.       Letter of Intent Submission Form. Please use this form for submitting a Letter of Intent, following the noted page limits and instructions.


For the latest updates and details related to Organic Science Cluster III, please see: www.dal.ca/OACC

Should you have any questions about this Call for Letters of Intent, or other Organic Science Cluster III related questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

 

Margaret Graves - Program Manager, OACC: 902-896-3481, gravesm@dal.ca
Nicole Boudreau - Organic Federation of Canada: 514-488-6192, boudreau.nicole@videotron.ca
Andy Hammermeister - Director, OACC: 902-893-8037, andrew.hammermeister@dal.ca


The deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is April 10, 2017.

 

Date: February 7, 2017
Titre: InfoBio January-February 2017
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STANDARDS INTERPRETATION COMMITTEE

Two public comment periods underway

  • New public comment period – February 6 to March 6 2017
  • Current public comment period – January 17 to February 17 2017

 

OFC SURVEY 

What about non-compliance?

Add your input to the preliminary report!

Click here to read InfoBio

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.

Read more

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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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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