Sudbury Food: What is Organic Food

The organic revolution with important production and consumers of organic foods around the world including Canada, the USA, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile and South Africa. , China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the UK.

Popular organic food items include: organic beef, organic coconut oil and organic olive oil., organic coffee, organic corn, organic essential oils, organic fruits, organic herbs, organic honey, organic meat, organic milk, organic rice, organic tea, organic vegetables, and organic wine.

What "Organic" Means in Food

Grown using agricultural management practices that

With this method s there are several environmental benefits: plants and animals are provided with essential nutrients, the soil fertility is maintained and improved by a system that maximizes soil activity, and soil resources are conserved.
To avoid using pesticides and harmful chemicals, insects and diseases are controlled by using biological and crop controls , encouraging a balanced host-predator relationship, increasing beneficial insect populations, mechanical elimination of pests or damaged plant parts.
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Canada Organic Standard and Regulation

Although Canada has had an organic standard since 1999, it was only codified into law by the Organic Products Regulations in 2006, and has yet to be implemented. Certification of organic producers and handlers, and accreditation of certifiers has been voluntary, except in Québec, which requires certification to the Québec organic standard by an accredited certifying body. In, 2006, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) announced approval of the revised organic standards.

The proposed Canada Organic Regime will define accredited certifiers, procedures for inspection and certification, a Canada Organic seal, surveillance and enforcement, and maintenance of the Canada Organic Standard and Permitted Substance List. For the latest information on the status of the regulations and standards, as well as links to the documents, please visit OTA's Canadian Standards page or contact [email protected] or (613) 482-1717

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