WHAT DOES ORGANIC MEAN?
Unfortunately there is no regulation around the word “organic” in Australia, meaning that anyone growing produce or making a product can claim organic as long as they’re using natural methods or using at least one natural ingredient. Consumers cannot be guaranteed that a product is truly organic unless it displays and organic certification logo such as the Australian Certified Organic Bud logo.
WHAT DOES CERTIFIED ORGANIC MEAN?
An organic certification logo protects consumers from misleading claims and is the mark of a genuine organic product whites been audited all along the production chain from paddock to plate to comply with strict organic standards. Even after a company has attained certification, they still require audits to ensure the organic integrity of the systems has been maintained.
A certified organic product is grown free from nasty sythentic pesticides, herbicides and no hormones or antibiotics. It is free to range, cruelty free, non GM, pasture fed, socially responsible, sustainably fished and biodiversity friendly. So simply if you look for the Australian Certified Organic bud logo (shown above)- it’s a guarantee.
WHERE CAN I FIND CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE/PRODUCTS?
The Australian Organic website provides a Where to Buy Certified Organics? section under the Consumers tab. Within this section you’re able to specify what state in Australia you’re into narrow your search.