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Resources for Consumers

 

Organic Regulations

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Organic production site, providing links to statistics, news releases, the regulation and standard.

 

Nutritional Benefits of Organics

Organic Trade Association

Organic Centre

 

Learn About GMOs

What is GMO? - Includes a list of high risk crops and common GMO ingredients

GMO Facts - Answers to frequently asked questions about GMO's

Organic Consumers Association - List of recent news on Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Non-GMO Project - lists sources of non-GMO products and provides verified non-GMO choices

10 steps to rid your diet of GMO's - 10 ways to get started with removing GMO's from your diet

 

Education

Culinary Education: An Introduction to Local Food Systems - Local food systems are networks of producers, consumers, and distributors in a particular location. These food systems represent an alternative to buying food from global corporations that have to produce food and ship it all over the world. 

EarthSave Canada - A non-profit, educational organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical consequences of our food choices.

The Consumer Health Organization - A non-profit organization committed to making people aware of the "holistic" or "alternative" approach to health.

Seeds of Diversity Canada (SoDC) - Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the conservation, documentation and use of public-domain non-hybrid plants of Canadian significance.

Deconstructing Dinner - Award-winning independent radio show reporting on current issues throughout the world of food but maintains a focus on local BC food systems.

Greenpeace Canada - on Genetic Engineering.

Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals (CCFA) - CCFA, through its member organizations, represents more than 100,000 Canadians concerned about the treatment of animals raised for food.

Canadians Against Pesticides – An activist organization dedicated to banning all pesticides known or suspected of having deleterious effects on humans (especially children) and wildlife.

The Society of Organic Urban Land Care Professionals - SOUL supports ecologically responsible land care practices.

Organic Landscape Alliance (OLA) is a non-profit trade association committed to organic horticulture, lawn care and landscaping.

Organic Foods – Kids Plan to Eating Healthy A great article that discusses the origin of the term and its meaning, how to identify an organic food, types of organic foods, how eating organic is good for you, and snack suggestions for parents.

 

Food Safety

The Organic Consumers Association - Promotes food safety, organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices in the U.S. and internationally.

Natural Law Mothers for Food Safety - Promotes public awareness of the dangers of genetically engineered foods.

Consumer Health & Food Safety

 

Other Organic Associations

Canada Organic

Canadian Organic Growers

Organic Trade Association

Organic Consumers Association

Soil Association

 

Magazines & E-Newsletters

Acres USA

The Western Producer

Alive Magazine Canada's natural health magazine

New Farm newsletter of Rodale Institute

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada e-zine

Organic Consumers Association

The Ram's Horn - A Monthly Journal of Food System Analysis.

Organic Guide - an international online publication connecting global consumers with the best the organic industry has to offer.

 

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Thank you to Canadian Organic Growers for compiling many of these resources.

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