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Canada to Certify Organic Foods
“Organic agricultural production is a management system designed to produce crops and livestock in an ecologically stable way,” the agency said in a release.
“Soil fertility is maintained, animals are raised in a manner appropriate to their behavioural requirements and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are not used.”
Only producers meeting all of these standards would qualify for the Canada Organic certification, which would allow use of a logo showing a red maple leaf rising behind green hills.
There are about 4,000 organic farms in Canada certified by various bodies, producing about $1 billion worth of produce or livestock. The sector is booming, with growth estimated at between 15 per cent and 20 per cent annually for the last 10 years.
Originally posted by Techsnow
I knew that the calf was confined to make veal and thats why I don't eat veal.
I can't agree with not allowing a pig to move just so it gets fat. This is just evil.
I didn't know that the egg laying chickens were so confined either. I'm consider now to stop eating eggs.
Originally posted by masqua
It appears to me that the 'Organic Foods' trend is gaining momentum and it's about time. There is, IMO, too much confusion in what is truly 'organically grown' and what is not. Because such products on the average cost more to produce, some companies might be tempted to raise their stock in factory farms or use pesticides to gain an advantage and higher profits.
[edit on 2-9-2006 by masqua]
Originally posted by ferretman2
That first picture looks like a waste of some 'chicken nuggets'.
[edit on 5-9-2006 by ferretman2]
Originally posted by Shadow88
LOL! vegetable cruelty? please tell me im right in assuming thats a joke.
And im not trying to scare anyone into doing anything I just wanted to show you guys something i thought was horrible.....
[edit on 29-8-2006 by Shadow88]