Organic Meadow: Innovation Going Strong

By Mary E. Wales- Organic Meadow has made the term innovation mean something to Canadians. The  Co-operative, which was started by a handful of grain farmers, has built the organic milk supply from the ground up in Ontario and is...

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Seralini responds to Critics

Seralini and his team address the critique of their long term GMO feeding trials in an article published in the Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Click here to read the article. This research team has been under incredible fire from...

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Week of January 7th

Promoted the CO-Farmer Campaign to our producer members Addressed misinformation on GMOs in the media in response to Mark Lynas and Margaret Wente; Letter to Editor published in Globe and Mail Continued research for CAAP project on...

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The New Environmentalist and the Old Ideologies

-January 9th, 2013, Guelph, Ontario In Response to Margaret Wente’s article on “Environmentalist” Mark Lynas, “An activist recants on GM foods” by Jodi Koberinski Margaret Wente announces the arrival of a...

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The Lynas School of Pseudo-Scientific Environmentalism

By Dr Brian John Past Lecturer in Geography, University of Durham 6th January 2013 “In a high-profile lecture to the recent Oxford Farming Conference, self-proclaimed neoscientist Mark Lynas launched a vicious polemic, aimed at...

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Family Farmers to Travel to Washington, D.C. to Take on Monsanto

 Farmers to Attend January 10th US Court of Appeals Oral Argument in Appeal of Dismissal OSGATA et al v. Monsanto; 10am Citizen’s Assembly for Family Farmers to Follow Written by the...

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Week of January 1st

Collated organic awards nominations Launched the Co-Farmer/ CSA Drive Research into alternative financing models for local and organic producers Import replacement strategy development Prepared articles from OCO’s trip to Navdanya...

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Week of December 10

Participated in consultation with Federal Government on proposed LLP Policy which would allow un-approved GMOs into our food system, shifting away from our current policy of requiring ALL GMOs to be registered and have passed the...

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GMO Food Labeling Initiative Defeated

The following article appeared in the Ontario Farmer on December 4th, 2012 and was written by Ian Cumming. “All it takes is one brave governor to stand up.” An effort to have GMOs identified on food packaging was narrowly...

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Week of December 3

Met with the President of Green Living Enterprises in the OCO offices to discuss a Green Living Show Organic Pavilion proposal. Met with the Marketing Ontario Organics working group to brainstorm marketing tactics. Participated in Low...

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Is There a Coordinated, “Republican-Style” Campaign Against Organics Underway?

-Guelph, ON Not one to give over to conspiracy theories of any kind, I can’t help but notice the incredible wave of anti-organic, pro-chemical/ pro-GMO press occurring these days. First there were two “new” studies-...

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Week of November 26

Gave interview for new Deconstructing Dinner television/ web series looking at egg production, giving the organic perspective on egg production in N. America. Appeared on CTV’s Morning Express with Dan Matheson debating against pro-GMO,...

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