Week of November 26

Gave interview for new Deconstructing Dinner television/ web series looking at egg production, giving the organic perspective on egg production in N. America.

Appeared on CTV’s Morning Express with Dan Matheson debating against pro-GMO, pro-chemical farming Patrick Moore to ensure organic is positioned in a positive light in response to his report criticizing the organic certification process.

Held OCO Chicken consultation with OCO stakeholder members on new CFO policy and the barriers to increased organic production, solutions to be announced in coming weeks.

Attended the Growing Forward 2 Program Design and Delivery Consultations, which effects all agricultural policy and programming over the next five years, to draw attention to missing priorities such as encouraging fossil energy-free farm inputs.

Achieved consensus from the general farm organizations asking for a delay in registration of RR alfalfa.

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