- All Common Buzzwords - but what do they mean?
Organic - difficult to find
one definition, but basically: “organic farming
is an ecologically-based production system that avoids
the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides,
pesticides or growth regulators” (Alberta agriculture
website). It is primarily concerned with developing
environmentally sustainable farm ecosystems, and with
animal living conditions and processing.
dealing with the relationship of living organisms
(including humans) to their environment and to each
- based on “things in nature”, ie. products
grown or raised as close as possible to their original
- means that the producer has been inspected by a
certifying body according to the standards of that
body. At present there are many different certifying
bodies in Alberta, in North America, & no one
Canadian regulator or standard. Certification is most
useful to the consumer if you do not know the producer.
Many Miles Chicks Organic?
YES - They are grown without any drugs,
hormones, antibiotics, or synthetic additives.
YES - They are raised & processed in low-stress,
clean conditions, that enhance the environment.
Can they be certified organic?
Our chicks’ feed is certified
to be organically grown— it contains no pesticides
or herbicides, and is grown in fields that have been
clear of their use for at least 3 years.
We have not however sought Certification
through a certifying body. Certification does not
guarantee high quality birds, it provides the paperwork
to prove you have followed the minimum certification
guidelines in how you have grown them. We believe
in trying to achieve the highest standards in all
aspects of raising these birds, and in care of the
land on which they are raised.
So, we call them Naturally Raised
in a Sustainable Way.