Posted  31 Jan, 2019 
In: News

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) recently sent a letter to the CFIA regarding its rules on mandatory testing by Certification Bodies for glyphosate residues that appear in organic products. The current rules do not consider the margin of error for tests that show minute traces of glyphosate residues in organic products. This has been a costly issue for many organic operators over the years.

The letter also requests that the organic sector receive data from the CFIA on the testing it conducts, and the amount of residue that shows up on the products that it tests.

Various organizations, including Organic Alberta have added their names to the letter, and several members who serve on COTA’s Glyphosate Task Force have as well.

Click here to read the letter. 

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