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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: March 16, 2018
Titre: Magazine ORGANIC CANADA SCIENCE - The Science for Producers
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The Organic Federation of Canada and the Organic Agriculture Center of Canada

are happy to present Organic Science Canada,

a magazine that describes in everyday language the 37 research activities

performed under the Organic Science Cluster II.

 

Click here to read the first OSC magazine!

 

Date: March 13, 2018
Titre: Info-Bio March 2018
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  • INVITATION!  The AGM of the Organic Federation of Canada will be held April 4th at 1PM ET! The agenda will be circulated soon!
  • New link for filing a complaint on CFIA website
  • OFC Strategic Planning session at Abbotsford
  • Review of the Canadian Organic Standards - Not launched before amendments approved in April 2017 are published and full budget is secured
  • About organics in the US

Read more.

Date: February 9, 2018
Titre: InfoBio February 2018
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  • The review of the Canadian Organic Standards  -    Discussions with government to determine the funding mechanisms for the maintenance of the COS are ongoing
  • An OFC survey – please participate!  -    How to prevent GE contamination?
  • Australia likes chickens  -    ACCC releases guidance on free range egg standard
  • The revised organic aquaculture standard is published

 

                                                                    Click here to read more

Date: January 26, 2018
Titre: Minister MacAulay Supports the Growth of Canada’s Organic Sector
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Organic Federation of Canada Thrilled at the Federal Government’s Support for Canadian Organic Production

 

The Organic Federation of Canada is very supportive of today’s announcement by Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, that the federal government will be making an important contribution to the Canadian organic sector. In his announcement, the Minister confirmed that Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food will fund the review of the Canadian Organic Standards.

 

Click here to read OFC Press Release

Date: January 24, 2018
Titre: Standards Interpretation Committee
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New public comment period – January 25 to February 25 2018

 

• Can non-organic reconstituted milk be given to the replacement kids in an organic goat dairy herd if the 12 month transition for the kids is respected?

 

• Can organic meat birds be raised on the ground floor with access to the outdoors and non-organic birds raised on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the same barn?

 

• Is calcium chloride made from the purification of naturally occurring brine allowed under the listing of “Calcium” in Table 4.2?

 

• Is peracetic acid that contains synthetic acetic acid permitted?

…and many other questions

Click here to read the proposed responses

 

Click here to consult the report from November-December Public Comment Period

 

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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