Q: Can we trust that the organic foods being brought to Canada are truly organic?
A: Yes, you can trust imported organic foods. All organic food entering Canada must be grown to Canadian organic standards. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency monitors these imports.
Q: How can I be sure that organic produce hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides?
A: When the produce is labeled ‘Organic’ you can be sure that the farms have been inspected and meet Canadian organic standards.
Q: Why does organic cost more?
A: Organic farming is more labour and management intensive than conventional farming. Also, the price is determined by the market.
Q: Are organic fruits and vegetables more nutritious?
A: Many studies show that organic foods have increased quantities of vitamins A, C, E and the B group, increased elements such as zinc, increased minerals such as calcium, and increased fiber. Globe and Mail, July 6th, 2002.
Q: Can you call a product organic if the organic farm lies next to a farm that isn’t organic?
A: There are buffer zones between certified organic and non-organic farms. Any food grown within this zone between farms cannot be sold as organic.
Q: Are organic apples waxed?
Q: How should the Ambrosia apple be stored?
A: It is best to keep apples in the fridge.
Q: Do I have to wash organic Ambrosia apples?
A: Yes. It is important to wash all produce before consuming unless the packaging indicates “ready to eat”.