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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 1, 2011
Titre: December InfoBio Headlines
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Organic Sector Needs Support says Ted Zettel at the Standing Committee on Agriculture. Read more here

 

Canadian GM canola has escaped into wilds of North Dakota. Read more

 

Low Level Presence of real public debates on the GMO issues in Canada. OFC opposes low level presence of non authorized GMOs - Click here to read OFC position paper

 

SIC: Questions and answers awaiting your comments. Click on COO Website to read new Q&As

 

OFC Blog: No "Certified organic" Claim on products certified to the COR: what is your opinion?

Date: October 24, 2011
Titre: Organic Week
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The Organic Federation of Canada celebrated the Organic Week; read the information that was shared with the Canadian organic sector!

OFC Communiqué

OFC is entering its fifth year of existence - Interview with Ted Zettel

Organic Research - Interviews with Martin & Martine

A presentation of Canadian Organic Leaders

Organic Art-    Organic Entertainment

 

Date: September 21, 2011
Titre: September InfoBio Headlines
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A first Canadian Organic Science Conference in Winnipeg in February 2012
OFC Blog – What is the impact of the lack of intraprovincial regulations?
Organic Week – October 15-22 2011
Organic Agriculture and Aquaculture Standards compared
More....

Aquaculture/Agriculture Organic Standards Comparison - click on the number of the desired section - #1  #2  #3  #4

Date: September 19, 2011
Titre: COO describes US/Canada and EU/Canada Equivalemcy Agreements
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To help traders apply properly import/export trading rules of organic products, the Canada Organic Office has issued two official notices: one on the requirements linked to the US/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement, the second one about the European Union/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement. To read the notices click on US/Canada Equivalency Agreement and on EU/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement.

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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