What is “certified organic”?

This term indicates that food and livestock feed were produced according to organic standards as certified by an accredited body. A grower must apply to a certification body for an inspection to verify that the farm meets organic standards. Organic integrity requires that the entire supply chain, from farm to retailer, must maintain an audit trail. Products from certified organic farms are labelled and promoted as “certified organic.”

Why farm organic?

Benefits to growers include a healthier soil eco-system, input cost reduction by avoiding synthetic growth compounds, and a higher prices for crops. Organic farming can be a personally rewarding experience with the knowledge that good production practices are beneficial for the environment. For livestock production, certified organic means higher standards and concern for animal welfare. Organic farming typically has higher margins due to the ‘organic premium’  paid by consumers.

Why buy organic?

Quality, taste, and a high concern for the environment are some reasons why consumers prefer organic food products. Many people want food that is free of chemical pesticide residue. Organics are purchased by the majority of consumers for some of their needs while others strive to eat only organic food. Organics have been transformed from an activist movement to a mainstream solution to global sustainability.

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Information on organic farming

COG – Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
323 Chapel St., Ottawa ON K1N 7Z2
Phone: (613) 216-0741, 1-888-375-7383
E-mail: info@cog.ca

EFAO – Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
5420 Highway 6 North,
RR 5, Guelph, ON N1H 6S2
Phone: (519) 822-8606
E-mail: info@efao.ca

OMAFRA – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road W., Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Agr. Information Contact Centre
Phone: 1-877-424-1300

OACC- Organic Agricultural Centre of Canada
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Box 550, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5E3
Phone: (902) 893-7256, Fax: (902) 893-3430
E-mail: oacc@nsac.ca

Guelph Organic Conference
For information contact:
Tomás Nimmo, Box 116,
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z4
Phone: (705) 444-0923, Fax (705) 444-0380
E-mail: organix@georgian.net

OCO – Organic Council of Ontario
RR 5 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Phone: (519) 827-1221, Fax: (519) 827-0721
E-mail: info@organiccouncil.ca

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