Week of October 22, 2012

Attended Parliament Day in Ottawa hosted by Canadian Organic Growers and Canada Organic Trade Association to get organics on the radar of Canada’s politicians. Met with MPs and Senators from across the country to discuss the opportunities and successes of the organic sector.

Attended information meeting at OMAFRA for New Directions Program to learn about funding opportunities for further organic sector research in Ontario.

Attended Canadian Seed Trade Association “GE alfalfa Co-existence Workshop” and organized organic farmers to speak against registration of GE alfalfa in Ontario and Quebec.

Met with the University of Guelph Research Shop to kick-start a secondary research initiative which will examine organics and nutrition.

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