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Industry report calls out Ontario for lack of regulation of organic foods

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 10:38 AM | By Ian Burns

A lobby organization for Canada’s fast-growing organic sector is labelling Ontario a laggard when it comes to standards for organic foods, but an industry expert says adopting a more stringent regulatory framework may be problematic.

Glenford Jameson, G.S. Jameson & CompanyThe Canadian Organic Trade Association released The State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Performance Report 2017 on July 17.

The report noted the state of organics in Canada is “thriving,” with double-digit growth over the past decade. Organic products are considered food which is grown without fertilizers or...