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Date: September 24, 2012
Titre: ORGANIC MONDAY
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ORGANIC MONDAY

September 24 2012

The Organic Federation of Canada invites you to celebrate the Organic Week!

To read on this organic Monday: an interview with Michel Saumur, the manager of the Canada Organic Office!

Click here to read more!

 

 

 

 

Date: August 30, 2012
Titre: InfoBio August 2012
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Canadian Organic Products recognized in Taïwan through an unilateral agreement

 

No Roundup, no GMO: Organic is the real agricuture 

 

Organic research serves all producers! Join the move! OACC and OFC are planning the Organic Science Cluster II

 

Questions & Answers about Canadian Organic Standards open to comment

 

Why organic? Because of cherry pie....

 

To read more, click on InfoBio August 2012

 

 

 

Date: July 24, 2012
Titre: InfoBio July 2012
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How does the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act apply to “organic”  products that are not certified under the Canadian Organic Regulations?

 

Questions & Answers about Canadian Organic Standards open to comment

 

Why Organic? A total of 52 809 585 kg of pesticide active ingredients were reported as being sold for use in the agricultural sector in Canada in 2008

 

Antibiotics cause superbugs in chicken and threatens women’s health.

 

No good news about GMOs

 

To read more, click on InfoBio July 2012

Date: July 16, 2012
Titre: New Questions & Answers from the Standards Interpretation Committee
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Can inputs, which have been produced using substrates from GE plants, be used in organic food production?
Are topical applications of antibiotics in milking cows requiring a 30 day withdrawal?
Is crop rotation mandatory in organic systems? Is training of staff working in organic facilities mandatory?

 

Mandated by the Canada Organic Office, the Canada Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC) is proposing answers to these pertinent questions and all Canadian organic stakeholders are invited to issue their comments. All received comments will be assessed by the SIC.

 

Please click here to read and comment the Q&As submitted to the current public comment period.

 

Deadline for issuing your comment at OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca  is September 17th. Thanks in advance for your attention!

 

Archives - Final Questions and Answers
All final questions and answers are posted on OFC website; the COO website will be updated soon.

Date: June 26, 2012
Titre: InfoBio June 2012
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CFIA signs with OFC a contract for the management of the Standards Interpretation Committee with the option to extend its term by up to 3 additional years

 

Establishment of research priorities underway for the Organic Science Cluster

 

Why organic? Because beekeepers are worried neo-nicotinoid pesticides -- used extensively on corn crops – are linked to the poisonings of the bees

 

Summer reading & viewing

 

Click on InfoBio June 2012 to read more

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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