Organics: 101

Organics: 101

Looking for some information on what defines an organic product? What the benefits of buying organic foods are? Or what to look for when purchasing organics? Our Organics 101 has all this information and more.

What defines an organic product?

Canadian law requires all organic foods that cross interprovincial or international borders to be regulated under both the Food and Drug Regulations and Organic Product Regulations, and are subject to the enforcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Organic foods that are made and sold only within their province of origin are subject to federal truthful labelling laws and may be subject to provincial organic regulations.

What are the benefits of buying organic foods?

When you buy organic foods, you’re not only investing in your health, you’re also supporting environmentally sustainable practices and humane animal welfare.  Other benefits include:
  • Organic products have been grown and handled according to strict procedures, without persistent toxic chemical inputs
  • These foods are made without the use of GMOs, and many people find they actually taste better
  • Organic farming practices help maintain a clean water supply, as well as soil health and fertility
  • Organic farming can use 30-50% less energy, so going organic can reduce your carbon footprint and help fight climate change

Wondering what to look for?

When you shop for organic products at your local health food store, farmers market or grocery store, check for a few identifying factors to help make sure they’re truly organic.
source: chfa.ca

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