Organic production systems General principles and management standards
Organic production is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities
within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people. The principal goal of organic
production is to develop operations that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment.
CAN/CGSB-32.310, Organic Production Systems – General Principles and Management Standards, describes the
principles and management standard of organic production systems.
CAN/CGSB-32.311, Organic Production Systems – Permitted Substances Lists, provides lists of substances that
are allowed for use in organic production systems.
As is the case for all products sold in Canada, organic inputs—such as, but not limited to, fertilizers, feed supplements,
pesticides, soil amendments, veterinary treatments, processing additives or aids, sanitizing and cleaning material—
and products derived from organic agriculture, such as, but not limited to, feed and food, should comply with all
applicable regulatory requirements.