Recent Coverage

News,Recent Coverage February 7, 2024
Organic sector asks for targets

COG’s Executive Director, Karen Murchison spoke with the Western Producer about the Organic Action Plan.

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News,Recent Coverage October 26, 2023
How Should Gene-Edited Seeds be Regulated?

COG’s Board President, Dr. Allison Squires spoke with Modern Farmer about the organic sector’s opposition to the federal government’s new policies on gene-edited seeds.

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News,Recent Coverage October 23, 2023
Regenerative Agriculture is for Everyone

An insightful article on regenerative agriculture written by Dorthea Gregoire – COG’s Regenerative Organic Oats Program Manager. ⁠

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The Regenerative Organic Oats program aims to promote regenerative organic practices, educate program producers, and advance soil health techniques to combat climate change.

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Nature’s Path has unveiled the “Regenerative Organic Oats” (ROO) program in collaboration withCanadian Organic Growers (COG). With an annual budget of $100,000, the initiative aims to assistfour organic farmers in obtaining the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC). The program seeks toenhance regenerative organic practices, promote education and advocacy, develop soil carbonsequestration methods, and establish an agriculture […]

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The organic industry in Canada is thriving, driven by dedicated organic food producers and supportive organizations. To ensure its sustained growth in response to rising consumer demand, collaboration is key. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, has announced an investmentof up to $103,400 for the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC) to facilitate a […]

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Over the past 50 years, industrial agriculture prioritized high-yield, low-cost food production, leading to a threefold increase in global food output by 2015. However, this growth came at significant environmental and ecological costs. In Canada, agriculture contributed about 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, driven by petrochemical fertilizers and livestock farming. Although Canada aims […]

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada plans to invest $640,000 in the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) to boost the consumption of local Canadian organic products. This initiative was announced during Canada’s National Organic Week at Chelsea Market. While demand for organic food in Canada is rising, much of it is met through imports. COG will utilize the […]

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