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Don’t look past the label. Certified Organic Counts.

19/01/2017

Read if you are into #organic #food #health #agriculture

Kinsella's Simply Organics - Certified Organic Farm

On January 4, 2017, the CBC presented an article and audio commentary entitled “Look past the label, why some farmers aren’t bothering with getting certified organic”.

The beginning basically discusses one farmer’s perception that they don’t have the time for unnecessary things, like becoming certified organic, and that it creates logistical problems.  In other words, it is too much additional work.

This farmer goes further to say,

 “But I guess, in my ethics, certified organic means you’re taking care of the environment while growing food. Until I feel confident that it’s something I need to do in order to sell my product, and make sure consumers understand how this product is grown, then I’m not 100 per cent on board.”

What is striking about this quote is that, while taking care of the environment is most definitely a priority for certified organic farmers, this particular farmer does not have any clear knowledge…

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