Food as Medicine: Linking the Past, Present and Future

OCO participated in the 6th Annual Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference from May 24th - 25th at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto This conference is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and up-to-date educational event in...

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Food, Farms, Fish and Finance

OCO in partnership with Sustain Ontario organized a 2 day Food, Farms, Fish and Finance Conference. Happening over Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26, it was the first conference of it’s kind in Canada and connected social...

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Seeking Food Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered

By Stephanie Strom, published May 26, 2013 in The New York Times   [caption id=”attachment_3571” align=”alignleft” width=”300”] Lizanne Falsetto’s company, thinkThin, spent 18 months looking for...

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Week of May 13th

Bring Food Home Conference programming planning meeting. Prepared presentation for the CSNN Conference May 24-25 in Toronto. Meeting with Ontario Agriculture and Food Technology regarding projects for the grain sector. Tabled for the big...

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Week of May 20th

Keynote presentation at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Conference “Demanding Organic for Health,” the third stop on our WholeFoods Speaker Series. Presentation on the state of organics in Ontario to industry at the...

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Week of May 6th

Presented 2nd Speaker Series talk at Wholefoods Oakville. Participated in panel presentation at UofT, Breaking down Silos: Exploring Partnerships in Food Policy with Barbara Emanuel from Toronto Public Health and Carolyn Young from...

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Puresource Open House

May 25, 2013, OCO joined Puresource’s house brands, some natural product brokers and other companies in providing a diverse showcase of natural and organic products to health food retailers from across the province. Jodi...

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Finding Local and Organic Produce in Ontario

By Mary E. Wales- For the shopper looking for certified organic food in Ontario there are many options. Spring, summer and fall months mean an assortment of colourful fresh fruits and vegetables. From asparagus in May to kale in...

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Organic options keep growing

by Ralph C. Martin, Guelph, ON, posted in the Guelph Mercury I am often asked if there would be enough food in the world if every farmer was an organic one. My answer is down to four words: “Possibly, but not probably.” If everyone...

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Avalon Orchards: Organic apples and so much more

By Mary E. Wales -  Twenty-two years ago Gaye Trombley had a vision. And, even though some people thought her to be somewhat fanatical when she told them her idea, she forged ahead anyways. Gaye wanted to have an organic apple...

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Manitoba gets a provincial organic law: is Ontario next?

Guelph, ON- The use of the term “organic” in Canada just got a little clearer, and the Organic Council of Ontario hopes the that Manitoba’s new law leads to similar legislation in Ontario. On May 4, 2013, Manitoba...

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Speaker Tour - Whole Foods Market, Oakville

On May 8th, OCO was at Whole Foods Market in Oakville for the 2nd 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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