WHAT IS ORGANIC?

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Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s*(see definition below). It is an innovative method of farming and production and is increasingly being recognised as being on the leading edge of food and fibre technology into the future. Organics is not just chemical free agriculture, it is about the way the product ingredients have been grown, prepared, processed and packaged.

Soil.             Plants.            People.            Environment.

*What is a GMO?Standards to achieve certification are internationally recognised and are assured through annual audits of all certified operators by an independent third party auditor. 
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a plant, animal or microorganism whose genetic code has been altered (subtracted from, or added to either the same species or a different species) in order to give it characteristics that it does not have naturally. Scientists can now transfer genes between species that otherwise would be incapable of mating, for example, a goat and a spider. This is what we call transgenesis. Little is known about the long-term effects of such manipulations on humans, plants, animals and/or the environment. And while some see GMO’s as the way to the future, others believe that scientists have gone too far, tinkering with the essence of life.
WHY CHOOSE CERTIFIED ORGANIC ? The only way customers can be assured that they are purchasing REAL ORGANIC products produced without the use of synthetic chemicals and GMO’s is to purchase products which have been organically certified with a leading independent certifying body such as the;

ACO 

(Australian Certified Organic)

USDA

(US Department of Agriculture)

BFA 

(Biological Farmers of Australia)

IFOAM   (International Foundation for Organic Agriculture)

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EU organic logo  EU Organic Standard

 

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