Allan Dawson - GrainNews.ca
Taking a Roundup Ready volunteer crop to harvest will be allowed this year, but only if certain conditions are met, Monsanto spokeswoman Trish Jordan said June 16.
Canada Organic Trade Association - 2011 Press Release
OTTAWA, Canada (July 5, 2011) – Canada and the European Union have reached an historic agreement to recognize each other's organic standards and laws, after nearly four years of formal negotiation.
Canada Organic Trade Association- 2011 Press Release
OTTAWA, Canada (June 30, 2011) -- Canada’s Organic Products Regulations will be fully enforced after June 30, two years after the regulations became law in 2009. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has followed a two-year Stream of Commerce and Enforcement Policy, allowing operators time to become fully compliant with the regulations. During this “phase-in” period, the CFIA managed minor non-compliances through notification and education, requiring correction within reasonable timelines.
Emily Marriott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ed Zaborski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Composting transforms raw organic residues into humus-like material through the activity of soil microorganisms. Mature compost stores well and is biologically stable, free of unpleasant odors, and easier to handle and less bulky than raw organic wastes. In agronomic and horticultural operations, compost can be used as a soil amendment, seed starter, mulch, container mix ingredient, or natural fertilizer, depending on its characteristics. Composting can also reduce or eliminate weed seeds and plant pathogens in organic residues.