CAN/CGSB 32.310-2015 Organic Production Systems - General Principles and Management Standards

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1 Scope 1.1 This standard applies to the following organic products: a) Unprocessed plants and plant products, livestock and livestock products, to the extent that the principles of production and specific verification rules for them are described in the standard; b) Processed agricultural crop and livestock products intended for human consumption or use and derived from the items mentioned in 1.1 a); c) Livestock feed; d) Processed agricultural crop and livestock products intended for animal consumption or use and derived from the items mentioned in 1.1 a). 1.2 Organic products referenced in this standard are derived from a production system that: a) seeks to nurture ecosystems through its management practices in order to achieve sustainable productivity; and b) provides weed, pest and disease control through enhancement of biodiversity, recycling of plant and animal residues, crop selection and rotation, water management, tillage and cultivation. 1.3 Units of measure Quantities and dimensions in this standard are given in metric units with yard/pound equivalents, mostly obtained through soft conversion, given in parentheses. The metric units shall be regarded as being official in the event of dispute or unforeseen difficulty arising from the conversion. 1.4 Prohibited substances, materials or techniques in organic production and preparation If producing or preparing organic products, the following substances, materials or techniques are prohibited since they are incompatible with the general principles of organic production:

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