Canadian Organic Standards
Canada’s organic standards are among the most recognized in the world, and place strict limits on and in some cases, prohibits the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, routine use of drugs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, animal cloning, genetic engineering, and artificial food colours, sweeteners and preservatives.
Why does organic food cost more?
The costs of organic production are often high because organic farming practices are labour intensive. Also organic products are grown, processed, packaged and sold at smaller volumes than non-organic foods. As a result, economies of scale cannot be realized.