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Directory of Useful Online Organic Farming Resources
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of Canada. Co-ordinating regulation, providing information
|The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) has identified consumer resistance to GM wheat and unresolved issues about segregation of GM and non-GM wheat as the major obstacles supporting their ongoing opposition to the commercial release of GM wheat. The CWB recently released these comments in response to the May 2009 joint statement signed by various grain producing groups in Canada, the US and Australia vowing to work together to bring genetically modified (GM) wheat to market to save the global wheat industry.|
Strategies to Minimize
on Organic Farms (Acres, PDF)
The Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA)
GM Crop Database (previously hosted by AgBios)
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network GE Crops and Foods (On the market)
Organic & Non-GMO Report Information
Institute for Independent Impact Assessment in Biotechnology. Non-profit
Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health - International Journal of Biological Studies
GMO Compass News, background and information
Greenpeace Shoppers Guide
Health Canada New food products, especially GM: approval, regulations, labelling
Non-GMO Project. Non-profit collaboration
Saskatoon Organic Agriculture Protection Program Grassroots political action
GM contamination incidents in Canada.
GM Labelling by country. Map showing which countries label GM foods.
GM Watch. Focus on hype, propaganda and spin to promote this technology
Seeds of Deception. Information on the dangers.
True Food Foundation. Devoted to the defense of the natural food supply
Organicinputs.ca. Directory of approved input products (Organic Federation of Canada)
*Soil (Canada and USA) and Water (BC, Alberta) Testing Labs & Services Contact information for soil testing labs
Independent Organic Inspectors Association. Training and networking
Organic Crop Improvement Association. Research, education and certification services
Organic Materials Review Institute. Lists of materials allowed and prohibited
Organic Trade Association. Promotes products, protects standards in N. America
Agribusiness Accountability Network. Promotes Collaborative Responses to Corporate Power.
Agriculture of the Middle. Seeks to renew the disappearing sector of mid-scale farms
Beyond Factory Farming Coalition. promote ecological livestock production
BC Rural Women's Network: to influence change with government and industry
BC Food Systems Network. Goal: eliminate hunger and increase food security in BC
Californians for GE-Free Agriculture. Non-profit, works with farmers, the media and consumers
Cornucopia Institute Research, advocacy, and economic development in support of ecologically-produced food.
FarmFolk/CityFolk Society. Working together for a sustainable, local food system
Genetic Resources Action International. Promotes people's control over genetic resources
Henry Doubleday Research Association. Research and promote organic gardening, farming, food
Land Stewardship Project. Promotes sustainable agriculture and communities
Network of Concerned Farmers. Aims to protect the rights of farmers to grow non GE crops.
Organic Farming Research Foundation. Fund on-farm research projects in North America
The 4% Initiative: Food security and combating climate change
Organic Farming for Health and Prosperity Organic Farming Research Foundation (PDF, 4.5MB. Aug., 2012)
Bits & Bytes. Community Food Security Resources
Cornucopia Institute newsletter (sample)
Tools for Managing Pest and Environmental Risks to Organic Crops in the Upper Midwest
Farmbase (Organic Information for Vancouver Island Growers)
Northwest Berry Grower News (Berries Northwest)
Sustainable Agriculture Radio Show Archive (ATTRA)
Video Clips about Organic Farming (Xtension)
Farm File.com (farm maps made easy)
Agri-Digest. Pan-Canadian Journal of Issues in Agriculture
Best Organic Management Practices: Farmers' Perspectives (U of Sask., PDF - 2MB)
Scientific Findings About Organic Agriculture
British Columbia Organic Grower. All copies archived.
Organic Processing Magazine: digital or print versions available in North America. Currently (2010) free
Food Technology Buyers' Guide. Ingredients, packaging, services
Organic Agriculture Information Access. Pre-1942 USDA publications related to organic agriculture.
Organic E-prints. Open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture
New Agriculture Network. Seasonal advice to field crop and vegetable growers interested in organic agriculture
Country Guide magazine Canadian Farming News
On-Farm Research Guide. Basic plot layout, statistics for the layperson and other useful advice. [pdf 1MB]
Acres USA. Commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming
USDA National Agriculture Library: Searchable database of articles. Requires log-in.
Global Organic Farming Statistics and News. Provides key data and results of the global survey on organic agriculture
Organic Farming. Publications List
Organic Farming Research Foundation: Introduction, information, links
Permaculture: Introduction, information, links (see also video below)
Ram's Horn. Monthly journal of food systems analysis
International Society of Organic Agriculture Research. Research and teaching
Montana State University. Extension publications on agriculture
Organic Ag Info. U.S.searchable database of research and information
Organic-research.com . An online community for organic farming and food
History of Organic Farming. Wikipedia
Sustainable Farmer. Information about how to raise food and fibre mindfully
Texas Cooperative Extension. Agriculture business publications
Water, Agriculture & You. Rodale publication on improving water quality [pdf 7MB]
ACORN Blog - Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network
Organic Federation of Canada
The Ruminant - Illustrating intersting farm practices
Small Farm Resource Manual - by the Richmond Food Security Society
Organic farming Forum
BC Food Systems Network's Seed listserv
BC Agriculture Council - access from web page
BioFach's monthly newsletter
Canadian Organic Grower's E-Newsletter
On-Farm Trials and Experimentation forum - hosted by OACC
Forum to discuss general topics related to organic agriculture - hosted by OACC
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - Weekly Harvest Newsletter
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada's monthly E-zine
Rodale Institute's weekly newsletter
The Organic Centre's monthly e-mail: The Scoop
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources' newsletters
Pesticides - Identifying risks and promoting non-chemical and least-hazardous
Environmental Health Perspectives - peer-reviewed research and news.
Pest management regulatory agency - label search for Canadian registered pesticide products
Pesticide Action Network: North American - Advancing alternatives to pesticides worldwide
Simplifying the Pesticide Risk Equation: The Organic Option - developed by the Organic Centre
Natural Resource Defense Council information website on pesticide dangers
Protecting Your Organic Land from Unwanted Chemical Sprays - (MOSES)
Extoxnet - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork - pesticide toxicology
Pesticides - Where to Find - Environment Canada
The Pesticide Data Program Data on pesticide residues detected in selected foods.
Glyphosate effects on diseases of plants - Johal & Huber
Pesticides in Produce - Handy wallet guide
* Organic Seed Sources: Chart showing all varieties available
Seeds of Change: The Changing Nature of Seed Ownership and Control in Canada
A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty : The Seed Ambassadors Project [PDF]
Irrigation Calculator: for determining irrigation schedules - Gaia College, BC, Canada
Organic Seed Alliance: Supports development and stewardship of agricultural seed - USA
Seeds of Diversity Canada. Save rare seeds to promote diversity
Renewable Energy and Agriculture: A Natural Fit. Solar, wind, biomass
Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle
to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.
Willie Nelson sings.
ELSEWHERE ON THIS SITE:
Pertinent Federal (Canadian) & Provincial (BC) Regulations
Organic Dairy Farming in Canada
Marketing Your Product
Organic Prices (fruit and vegetables)
Small Scale Food Processing
Soil (Canada, USA) and Water (BC, Alberta) Testing Labs & Services
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