What is it?
Organic foods are grown without synthetic herbicides,
pesticides, hormones, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Also, they are farmed in an environmentally sustainable and socially
responsible way, focusing on soil regeneration, water conservation
and animal welfare.
There are three categories of organic product
labeling set out by USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture):
|1. 100% ORGANIC: made with 100% organic ingredients
2. ORGANIC: made with at least 95% organic
MADE WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: made
with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients with strict restrictions
on the remaining 30% including no GMOs (genetically modified
Products with less than 70% organic ingredients
may list organically produced ingredients on the side panel of the
package, but may not make any organic claims on the front of the
||Look for the BC Certified
with this checkmark have been grown and processed meeting
strict BC government-approved standards for organic farm production
and processing. These organic farms are inspected and certified
by COABC (The Certified Organic Associations of BC).