Blackburnnews.com: Canadian, Ontario Organic Groups Support GE Food Labelling
On June 25th, Blackburnews.com reported that OCO supports the labelling of GE foods in Canada. The GE food labelling issue was further addressed by OCO when members met with MPPs at Queen’s Park in September. Read more about our...
RealAgriculture.com: Why Don't You Grow Organic?
Bernard Tobin of realagriculture.com interviews our own Carolyn Young about why Ontario’s farmers are hesitant to convert to organic agriculture, despite an increased demand for organic food in the province. Listen to...
OCO Supports Bill to Label GE Foods
[caption id=”attachment_7166” align=”alignleft” width=”300”] Much of the feed corn in Ontario is genetically engineered.[/caption] New Democrat MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault of Sherbrooke tabled a bill last...
The Ontario Farmer: Organic Expansion Hits a Barrier
Ontario Farmer’s Courtney Denard announces OCO’s sector-wide assessment, which seeks to determine why Ontario’s organic sector is having issues expanding, despite a strong increase in demand. Read the whole article.
AAFC Internships Go Green
Internship Funding Opportunities from AAFC Applications are now being accepted for the Youth Green Jobs Initiative offered by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. Do you need help making environmental improvements to your farm or is your...
MPPs Join OCO at Queen's Park for Local Food Week
The Organic Council of Ontario is excited to attend this year’s Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market again in celebration of Local Food Week. This year, in an effort to promote Ontario Organics, we have invited all MPPs to...
Growing Forward 2 Funds Organic Sector Assessment
May 31st, 2016—The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) received funding this April through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to implement a sector-wide assessment of barriers to growth for the organic sector in Ontario. The Council signed the...
It's Not Easy to Eat Organic
Originally found in the La Journal de Montreal, translated by board member Simon Jacques. The parents of this family each lost 10 pounds after changing their eating habits for a month A family in St.-Constant ate nothing but organic...
Urgent Appeal to Premier on GE Alfalfa
On Wednesday, April 6th, the new OCO board sent an urgent request to Premier Wynne, Minister Leal and Minister Murray (Environment and Climate Change) to appeal to the federal government to de-register GE Alfalfa. Reports that a limited...
OCO Elects New Board at 2016 AGM
Organic Council of Ontario Appoints New Board At their Annual General Meeting in Guelph on March 24, members appointed twelve people to the Board of Directors for the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO). Representing the entire value...
2016 OCO AGM a Big Success!
Despite freezing rain and road closures, the intrepid members of the Organic Council of Ontario showed up to the Guelph Arboretum on March 24th ready to engage in active debate and discussion. The day began with a welcome from the...
Organic Council Asks for Funding Parity
[caption id=”attachment_6996” align=”alignright” width=”200”] OCO 2016 Pre-budget Submission[/caption] On behalf of the OCO membership, the OCO board developed a pre-budget submission as part of the...