Starting and Growing a Business Industry Links: Organics

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Organic food, also referred to as organics, is food grown under a production system that promotes soil health, biodiversity, low stress management of animals and sound environmental practices without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. The use of genetically modified crops, irradiation and sewer sludge is also prohibited. All organic producers must be certified organic by an organic certification body.

The following links provide background, production and contact information specific to the organic industry in Alberta.

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Phone the Ag-Info Centre, toll-free in Alberta at 310-FARM (3276), for assistance.
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This information published to the web on April 27, 2007.
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