Canadian Organic Standards Review – Working Groups back to work!

The review of the Canadian Organic Standards will be launched soon. This review is a very important activity for the Canadian sector as the standard is referenced by the Canadian Organic Products Regulations.   More importantly, it defines the principles and accepted practices for organic production and guides the daily work of Canadian certified operators. Because […]

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Manitoba proclaims Organic Agricultural Products Act

On May 4, 2013, Manitoba proclaimed the Organic Agricultural Products Act (OAPA), making Manitoba the first province to pass a provincial organic law since the federal Organic Products Regulations (OPR) were passed in June 2009. Manitoba is now the third province with a provincial law that defines and controls the use of the word “organic” […]

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Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly

(Consumer news blog) When a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate. Three years later, her exploration of fruit flies and organic foods has not only raised some provocative questions about the […]

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