The revised Canadian Organic Standard was published today– November 25, 2015. This version of the standard will guide the production and preparation of organic food in Canada until the next required update in 2020.
Certified organic operators have a full year to come into compliance with the revised standards.
To view the main body of the regulation (CAN/CGSB-32.310) Organic Principles and Management Standards, see: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/programme-program/normes-standards/internet/bio-org/pgng-gpms-eng.html
To view the updated Permitted Substances lists (CAN/CGSB-32.311), see: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/programme-program/normes-standards/internet/bio-org/lsp-psl-eng.html
The next issue of TCOG (anticipated publish date: February 2016) will provide coverage of the changes, grounded in interviews, profiles and perspectives of farmers and other operators.
If there are topics, farms, or ideas you would like to see us cover in particular for this issue, please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCOG co-editors Stephanie Wells and Amy Kremen