Certified Organic Produce is that grown under the rules of one of the certifying
bodies accredited by AQIS. This means it is grown and processed without the
use of artificial fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides or growth regulators.
The farming methods are sustainable in nature with crops grown in the most natural
Under the organic standards food irradiation or genetic engineering is Prohibited.
The whole Organic industry is in a growth phase, as people everywhere are becoming
more aware of the great dangers of agricultural and industrial chemicals. The
number of people willing to try organic food is increasing; people want their
food to taste good again.
In Australia, the certifying bodies for organic produce include the National
Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia, Biological
Farmers of Australia, Organic Herb Growers Australia Inc and the Organic
Vignerons Association of Australia Inc..
what about bio-dynamics?
Bio-dynamic farming is often claimed to be a more advanced form of organic
agriculture. At its essence is the creation and maintenance of a living,
structured soil. Bio-dynamic methods were initially developed by Dr. Rudolf
Steiner (yes, the same chap who created the Steiner Schools). For more information,
visit the Bio-dynamic
Farming and Gardening Association in Australia.
In Australia, the certifying bodies for Bio-dynamic produce are Demeter and
Biological Farmers of Australia.
reasons to go organic or biodynamic