Organic Friends' E‑zine: June 2016

Photo of the Month, supplied by Andy Hammermeister
Dr. Andy Hammermeister, OACC’s Director, just returned from a trip to Shanghai where he attended the first Organic Science Day in China. He represented the Technology Innovation Platform (the science coordination body) of IFOAM Organics International, the international umbrella organization of the organic movement. Andy also delivered a presentation to food safety students and faculty at Soochow University. China has three levels of certification: organic, green food, and hazard free, due to the high and extensive presence of heavy metals in soils.

In this issue:

Excitement is building for the upcoming Second Canadian Organic Science Conference, being held from September 19-21, 2016 in Montreal-Longueuil, QC! Under the theme "Sharing research that grows organic", world renowned international and Canadian scientists will present their work in all aspects of organic agriculture. Visit the conference website at for more information and to register.

Practical Resources

Soils and Fertility

Pest Management

Scientific Results

Organic in Canada

News & Articles of Interest


Event Location Date
Organic Agronomy Training Program Carman, MB
June 16, 2016
Organic Academy Leadership Course
Applications due April 29, 2016
Netherlands July 17-24, 2016
Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day
Swift Current, SK
August 9, 2016
Second Canadian Organic Science Conference
Call for Abstracts now open
Montréal-Longueuil, QC September 19-21, 2016
19th Organic World Congress
Call for Papers now open

New Delhi, India November 9-11, 2017



Organic Friends' E-Zine June 2016, Volume 12, Issue 8
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