How many people know exactly what they are getting when they purchase a product labelled “organic?” Here are some facts that will help you better understand the organic food industry.
The organic food industry is rapidly growing within Canada. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, there are more than 800 processors of certified organic ingredients, produce and livestock in Canada. Beginning in December 2008, products labelled as “certified organic” must abide by certain standards regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). These regulations are set for products grown both nationally and internationally. This means that in order for an imported product to be sold on Canadian shelves, they must follow the same standards as Canadian-grown products. Read more