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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 19, 2012
Titre: InfoBio December 2012
  • GE Alfalfa - Not Commercialized Yet but the Organic Sector is not Reassured
  • The Union des producteurs agricoles rejects GM Alfalfa
  • OFC AGM in Vernon in February 2013
  • The Organic Science Cluster II: Work in Progress
  • National Brand Name Directory Project underway
  • Q&As from last Comment Period transferred to Archives
  • Pesticide Residues - Should Organic be Tested?
  • Happy holiday!

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Date: November 14, 2012
Titre: InfoBio November 2012


Ms. Rola Yehia replaces Michel Saumur as COO National Manager


Q&A’s related to Canadian Organic Standards now open for comment


Statistics Canada to be reminded of the organic sector’s needs


The Low Level Presence (LLP) Policy is back to consultation


Updated Version of Quebec “Manuel des Intrants” on line


NOP Introduces Mandatory Pesticide Residues Testing


A troubling 3 minute film to watch

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Date: November 9, 2012
Titre: OFC Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

OFC was officially launched in October 2007!

Ted Zettel, President of OFC, comments that time flies when you’re having fun!  He adds that the organic sector is still growing and gaining recognition as a success story within the food system – one that is here to stay.  "We have a long road ahead of us and need to continue to work hard to protect what we’ve accomplished."


To highlight OFC 5th anniversary, we are posting some of the best articles and communication prepared by OFC during these years.
The posters, interviews, articles and films describe the Canadian organic sector issues, challenges and successes. Lets hope that the next assessment in 5 years from now will show a continued growth of the organic production and consumption.


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Date: October 29, 2012
Titre: Maintaining Organic Data in Canada

Census of Agriculture

Statistics Canada plans to erase questions about organic agriculture in Census 2016

Please voice the sector’s needs - Click here to read more


The Statistics Canada document that shows which sections will be cut - Q 199, 200, 201 (step 35 -page 15) can be consulted by clicking here.


The template for submitting comments is here. DEADLINE: November 16 2012.


Click on OFC Submission and Organic Alberta submission to get examples.




Date: October 19, 2012
Titre: InfoBio October 2012


Updates on Organic Trade Agreements


Some 100 Research Projects Submitted to OACC


Standards Interpretation Committee:

         Call for nominations

         Open Comment Period: New Answers to Questions



Organic Olympics: No Medal for Canada


Click here for details



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

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

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
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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