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#YourStandardsYourSay: Parallel Production

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Join the Organic Council of Ontario and the Canadian Organic Growers for a webinar on parallel production! This is the fourth webinar in our #YourStandardsYourSay webinar series.

During this webinar series, OCO and COG invite you to be informed on some of the issues that are up for debate during the current Canadian Organic Standards' review process. Parallel production, in particular, has been a contentious issue in organic farming for years. Parallel production refers to the simultaneous production and/or processing of organic and non-organic crops within an operation. It is currently prohibited in Canada but petitions have been submitted to the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) Committee on Organic Agriculture to lift this ban.

Want to add your voice to this conversation? Register to learn more and have your say! Hear from a panel of industry experts on:

  • What is parallel production?

  • Why is it prohibited in Canada?

  • The benefits and challenges it presents for organic producers and processors

  • Should the ban be lifted or not?


Hugh Martin, Chair of CGSB Technical Committee

Joel Aitken, EcoCert Inspector Coordinator

Mike MacGilvery, Kirkview Farms

Andrew St.Jean, Beechwood Agriservices

Rob Wallbridge,Thompson's Ltd.

Allison Squires, COG director and farmer with Upland Organics


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