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Standards Interpretation Committee

December 2, 2019

New public comment period
from December 2, 2019 to January 13, 2020


• What is the difference between outdoor pastures and outdoor areas?

• Is non-organic sugar permitted as a regular food source for bees that produce organic honey?

• Can bark or forestry by-products alone fulfill the 10% compost criteria for greenhouse container growing?

• If tests demonstrate acceptable levels of heavy metals, foreign matter and human pathogens, as specified in Guidelines for Compost Quality, is compost made from Municipal Source Separated Organic (SSO) household waste, which is composed mainly of vegetal and animal origin but could contain some coloured newsprint (added to household containers to absorb moisture and odors), and possibly other prohibited substances, permitted?

... and many other questions submitted to public comment.


Click here to read the Questions and answers submitted by the SIC

Click here to read the report from the last public comment period.

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