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To sustain the growth of organics, Canada must take ownership of its ownership

By Tia Loftsgard      

If we want to continue to see the positive benefits of organic production on our environment, health and economic well-being, the Government of Canada has a responsibility as the owner of this logo to show its support for the benefits the sector is delivering.

For the organic sector to remain competitive with Canada’s major trading partners, the sector requires full, ongoing funding for the standards, writes Tia LoLoftsgard. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Once considered a tiny, fledgling market, organic food and beverage production in Canada is growing at an accelerated pace. With double-digit growth rates recorded annually over the past several years, and with a grocery market share of 2.6 per cent, it is now regarded as the fastest-growing sector in Canadian agriculture. It has an estimated value of over $5.4-billion, and is the fifth-largest market for organics in the world.

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