I work with several people who consider themselves experts in food (a trained chef, several self-professed "foodies", a few who grow their own fruit/veg/herb on hobby farms). When the topic of organics came up recently, they insisted that there is no such thing as "true" organic farming in Ontario. Something about organics being fairly new here: not long enough for the soil to be deemed organic by major certification boards. This is why, they explained, stores only carry organic produce from the States, Mexico, S. Africa, etc.
I would really appreciate if someone could clear this up for me.