Different visions of what’s a home-grown product

When it comes to what’s considered a product of Ontario, it can vary widely – depending on whether you are talking about eggs, chicks, calves, dairy products or flour


Late in 2011, Egg Farmers of Ontario’s director of public affairs sent a brief memo to 37 egg graders in the province. “We have created a new definition for Ontario eggs to be used by Foodland Ontario,” she wrote, and invited feedback.

The original definition, established in 2008, required all eggs registered under the provincial government consumer promotion program to be laid on egg farms in Ontario. The Egg Farmers’ definition proposed to allow 10 per cent of the eggs to come from other provinces.

Better Farming - April 2012