"In Canada, this system is governed by government organic standards and regulations and applies to both domestic and imported products. Canada’s organic standards are among the most recognized in the world, and place strict limits and prohibitions on the use of toxic and persistent pesticides; synthetic fertilizers; the routine use of drugs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones; animal cloning; genetic engineering (“GMOs”); sewage sludge (“biosolids”); and irradiation. Organic standards also forbid the use of artificial food colours, flavours, sweeteners, preservatives and many other processing aids and ingredients in processed foods."

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"Ecocert Canada, as a certification body, is committed to:

  • Verifying that production standards are met through annual and surprise audits, and product analysis.
  • Delivering, following inspection, a certificate that confirms products that comply with the organic standard;
  • Offering a swift, high-quality service for access to different target markets."

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"The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices.

Their principles are:

  • Everyone has a right to know what is in their food and deserves access to non-GMO choices.
  • By voting with our dollars every time we shop, collectively we have the power to change the way our food is grown and made.
  • Preserving and building the non-GMO supply chain is a critical step of transitioning toward a safe, healthy food supply for future generations.
  • The integrity of our diverse genetic inheritance is essential to human and environmental health and ecological harmony.
  • By encouraging a non-GMO seed supply, we are supporting the restoration of traditional seed breeding and the right of farmers to save and plant their own seeds and grow varieties of their choice.
  • A verified non-GMO system supports organic agriculture by reducing contamination pressure and protecting the supply of non-GMO seed.
  • Everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms."

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"Kosher Check is a non-profit global kosher certification agency headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With Regional offices located throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. We currently serve hundreds of food manufacturers throughout Canada, the US, the Pacific Rim, and the Far East, through our extensive network of regional rabbinic representatives around the globe. For over 30 years, Kosher Check (formerly known as BC Kosher) has been widely recognized as an accepted Orthodox kosher certification agency."

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"QAI (Quality Assurance International) is a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency. Founded in San Diego, California in 1989, QAI has been an active leader in the organic industry, advocating for high integrity organic regulations since its beginning. QAI is committed to ensuring organic integrity at every link in the organic production chain and providing excellent customer service, domestically and internationally. Today, QAI is a member of the NSF International family of companies."

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"Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic.

Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only approved substances."

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"Oregon Tilth is a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. Their mission is to make our food system and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable requires us to find practical ways to tackle big challenges.

Oregon Tilth works on four interconnected focal areas:

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CCOF supports and promotes organic through certification, education, and advocacy. Buying organic is a direct investment in the future of our planet, so we work to grow the organic market and our members’ businesses by educating consumers about this important relationship to our food.

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