Food and Agriculture Regulations and Policies

This course provides a review of the content, context and impact of federal, provincial and municipal legislation and regulations. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations, The Ontario Environmental Protection Act, the Nutrient Management Act, the Pesticides Act, land use planning, the Green Belt Act and their key regulations are covered. Environmental Farm Plan requirements will be studied. Specific applications related to agriculture production, food processing and wastes are emphasized. Organic certification is covered. Current federal and provincial incentive programs for small business will be examined and strategies to keep current with these programs are explored.