What would be the impact of the introduction of GM alfalfa on your farming operations? Genetically modified (GM) alfalfa has been approved for planting in the US and is one step away from being sold as seed in Canada. The Organic Federation of Canada joins the effort of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) to collect organic farmers and stakeholders' concerns about the foreseen impact of GM alfalfa on their operations. To voice your concern, click on Organic Federation Canada’s Blog.
Sponsered by the department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), that is developing a new National Standard for Organic Aquaculture (CGSB-32.313 — Organic Aquaculture Standards), is making the draft aquaculture standard available for a period of 60 days for public review, from March 25th to May 24th 2011. To request copies of drafts, please contact CGSB.
Friday, 08 April 2011 17:43

Organic Is Science

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) is currently managing the Organic Science Cluster (OSC), a 8.5 million dollar research project on organic agriculture. Organic Federation of Canada has produced a short film, “Organic is a science” that presents the OACC managers who conceived the OSC and the team that is now managing it, from Truro, in Nova Scotia. Click here to watch the OACC team and learn about the OSC!

The Financial

A new study from top four global custom market research firm Synovate on 'green' behaviour shows that women and older consumers across the world are generally more environmentally conscious overall, and that how people feel about the future and their family, and which country they live in, are less important factors in determining their green habits.

Tom Philpott - Grist

Organic agriculture is a fine luxury for the rich, but it could never feed the world as global population moves to 9 billion.

That's what a lot of powerful people -- including the editors of The Economist -- insist. But the truth could well be the opposite: It might be chemical-intensive agriculture that's the frivolous luxury, and organic that offers us the right technologies in a resource-constrained, ever-warmer near future.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 12:01

COG Webinar now available on Agriwebinar.com

This past February, Canadian Organic Growers brought you an exceptional interactive learning opportunity through its series of live webinars on Agriwebinar.com.

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