Is all maple syrup production organic?
Approximately 20% of maple syrup produced in Québec is certified organic, under the Act respecting reserved designations and reclamation terms (L.R.Q., chapter A-20.02). The purpose of this legislation is to regulate the recognition of designations which are attributed to agricultural and food products as an attestation (by way of a specification) of their mode of production, their region of production and their specificity. Biological standards include the development of the maple grove, plant diversity, fertilization, pest control, scoring, and maple water collection and processing. They are respected by maple syrup producers, from a set of standards, at all stages of the manufacture of maple syrup, from the maintenance and development of the sugar bush to the collection, Storage and processing of maple water, cleaning of equipment, storage of the finished product and its transformation into derivatives. * Source http://www.siropderable.ca