Money Flows To Organic Standards

The federal government is spending some money to review organic standards and support a new guide for producers, processors, handlers and manufacturers.

The Organic Council of Ontario likes the idea of a review because the standards are a set of requirements that producers and processors must meet in order to achieve and maintain organic certification in Canada.

And the standards have to be reviewed and updated every five years in order to remain valid.

The U.S. and Europe also fund the maintenance of their standards.

The Canadian Organic Growers is getting federal money to develop a guide to the Canadian Organic Standards.

The guide will provide organic producers, processors, handlers and manufacturers in Canada as well as those wishing to enter it, information of what is required to become a certified organic producer in Canada.

And the Canada Organic Trade Association is getting just over $95,000 for an international market development strategy.