OrganicInputs.ca Becomes The Main National List of Approved Inputs

In the spring of 2014, the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) and the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) agreed to support OrganicInputs.ca as the main national inputs directory, in replacement of their own inputs lists.  An ACORN staff member said, “Supporting this national tool makes sense.  Having a unified directory of approved inputs for organic production saves valuable time and ensures that the information stays current and relevant to the needs of the site users.”  And from the PACS Certification Committee; “We get lots of enquiries from manufacturers interested in listing their products and we have referred all of them to OrganicInputs.ca for a long time now.  We really like the website and find it easy to use.”  All of the products in the OrganicInputs.ca directory are either approved for use or have been found compliant according to the Canadian organic standard by an Organic Certification Body or the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).

The directory is more than just a list of products, it is an educational tool.  By typing in a problem into the search bar, organic producers and gardeners can find solutions to a large range of production challenges.  With over 700 products in the directory, including soil amendments, pest management products as well as cleaners and sanitizers, site visitors have a great selection of products to choose from. To further streamline their search, they can type in their postal code to find suppliers within their vicinity.  All of the products in the OrganicInputs.ca directory are either approved for use or have been found compliant according to the Canadian organic standard.

“Producers are exuberant about this service, which comes as no surprise since we knew that in the Quebec regulatory system, their list of brand name products was the most widely consulted document.  New producers especially, need to find out what products they can use and go straight to this user friendly website to search for products.”- Ted Zettel, President, Organic Federation of Canada

The Organic Federation of Canada brings together all the key players in Canada’s organic industry to ensure excellent standards and regulations and to support the scientific research necessary for the growth of the Canadian organic sector.

Peppersoft Inc. is a software company that brings the benefits of technology to the organic agricultural sector.  They help organic farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, and industry organizations eliminate business challenges using innovative software solutions.

 

For more information, please contact Andrea Munk, at 1-855-646-7887 or [email protected].

http://www.organicinputs.ca

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