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What is organic?

Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.

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Is it organic?

Here in BC, it’s easy to tell if a food product is truly organic. Thanks to our province’s regulations, all food products marketed as organic must be certified through a provincial or federal program.

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Canadian Organic Standards

Organic agriculture in Canada is governed by rigorous standards that outline the principles, practices and permitted substances used in organic production systems. All products certified under the Canada Organic Regime and the BC Certified Organic Program must meet or exceed these standards.

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Research and statistics

Good news: Canada’s organic market continues to grow! There are a record number of certified organic producers across the country, and more consumers eating and using organic products than ever before.