GM Alfalfa Registered: Email Your MP Today

Update on GM Alfalfa - by CBAN - June 11 2013: The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has uncovered that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recently approved one variety of genetically engineered alfalfa: a herbicide...

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Demand For Organic Food On the Rise in Canada

Global News published an article last week about the growing organic food industry in Canada. The latest data, as reported by the Canada Organic Trade Association, shows that organic sales have tripled since 2006 to reach 3.7 billion a...

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Cities increasingly becoming "food policy entrepreneurs"

Press release - Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute - Ottawa, June 4, 2013  Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address...

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Organic Uses Pest Control...So Why Is That Any Different Than Mass Agriculture?

by Jodi Koberinski, June 11, 2013 A recent  post by the Organic Council of Ontario linked to an article discussing the health benefits of organic foods.  While there are many arguments on both sides of the organic and health debate, an...

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Life-Based Farming, the Right to Know and Seed Freedom

Organic Council of Ontario Executive Director, Jodi Koberinski, did an interview last week on Quibble with Kyle Kurbegovich, a soon to be live network of podcasts. The slogan states interesting conversations for interested people and if...

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Bauta Family Seed Initiative Launch

OCO was very thankful to be present at the Launch Event for The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (BFICSS) held at Everdale on June 8th. Many groups were at the event to celebrate this great national initiative, including...

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World Food Day - The "O" Word Demanding Organic for Health

On World Food Day OCO will be at the YMCA in Toronto for the 6th stop on our 2013 Speaker Tour: The “O” Word: Demanding Organic for Health In this presentation Jodi Koberinski helps answer the much debated question about...

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Canadian Organic Standards Review - Working Groups back to work

Sector Call Out - Organic Federation of Canada - May 30, 2013 The review of the Canadian Organic Standards will be launched soon. This review is a very important activity for the Canadian sector as the standard is referenced by...

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GFTC Legacy Fund - $1.5 Million Funding Initiative For Canadian Food Producers and Processors

GFTC Legacy Fund - May 1st For Canadian Food Producers and Processors: The GFTC Legacy Fund (“GLF”) was established in 2013 after the merger of Guelph Food Technology Centre (“GFTC”) with NSF International. Guelph Food Technology...

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Queen's Park Farmers' Market

It was a beautiful day on May 30, 2010 when OCO had the pleasure of attending the Foodland Ontario Queen’s Park Farmers’ market joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, also Minister of Agriculture and Food. OCO...

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Staff of The Big Carrot Show that Many People Working Together Can Make a Huge Difference

OCO Press Release -  June 3, 2013 [caption id=”attachment_3588” align=”alignright” width=”168”] The $2 at the Till Pilot Project turned out to be a huge success, reaching targeted fundraising goals...

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Illegal GM Wheat Contamination Discovered in US: Contamination Status in Canada is Unknown

press release. By, CBAN, published Wednesday May 29, Ottawa  Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that Monsanto’s unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) herbicide tolerant...

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