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 ORGANIC NEWS

 

ONTARIO’S ORGANIC FARMERS WANT LABELLING LOOPHOLE CLOSED

“Organic farmers in Ontario are calling on the provincial government to close what they describe as a loophole in oversight, saying it is leading to widespread misuse of the term “organic” across the province.”

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GRANT FUNDS FOR ORGANIC FARMERS

“For over thirty years The Big Carrot has been searching for Nature’s Finest to provide our shoppers with delicious, nourishing and sustainable food. In celebration of this commitment The Big Carrot created the Nature’s Finest Fund. This annual grant program expands the availability of locally produced food and supports and strengthens the working relationships between local family farms and The Big Carrot.”

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CANADIAN ORGANIC RESEARCH NEEDS AND PRIORITIES ASSESSMENT PROCESS 2016 - 2017

“A clear list of research priorities is needed to guide provincial and national funding initiatives and inform researchers as to where they should direct their efforts. The Research Needs Task Force of the Organic Value Chain Roundtable is leading this initiative; data is being collected and summarized by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, Dalhousie University.”

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STAND UP FOR ORGANICS CAMPAIGN

“COG’s campaign to Stand up for Organics just passed the $9,100 mark but we have only one month to go to reach our goal of $60,000. We need to raise the rest of this money before year-end to deliver important projects for the organic sector.” 

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ORGANIC EVENTS

2017 Organic Agronomy Training                              Jan. 10, 2017                  Saskatoon, SK

 

Organic Master Gardener Course                               Jan. 19, 2017                    Hamilton, ON

 

Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show          Jan. 26 -29, 2017                 Guelph, ON

 

COABC Conference 2017                                                  Feb. 24 - 26, 2017             Nanaimo, BC

 

Permaculture Foundation                                                Mar. 4 - 5, 2017                  London, ON