Here’s some other info on Australian Organic and Australian Certified Organic that might interest you…
If you’re not sure what the Australian Certified Organic logo means? Or where you can purchase Australian Certified Organic produce and products? Take a little time out today to watch the video featured at the top of this page to fill in all those blanks.
What is organic?
To be certified organic means to grow or manufacture a product free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. Livestock must be free range and pasture-fed, seed must be non-GM, and the process must be water efficient and biodiversity friendly. Producers, processors, manufacturers and retailers of food, drink, fibre, skincare and cosmetics can be certified organic.
What’s the difference between something labelled ‘organic’ and something that is certified organic?
When consumers chose a product that carries a certification mark like the Australian Organic Bud logo they are protected by consumer laws. Australian Certified Organic routinely and randomly audits and tests businesses and products that use this logo. Australian Certified Organic is an Australian Government approved certification mark. Products wearing the Australian Certified Organic Bud logo must follow requirements set out in the 100 page Australian Certified Organic Standard.
How can I trust it’s really organic?
You can’t trust something is really organic unless it carries a certification logo like Australian Certified Organic. There are seven organic certifying bodies approved by the Australian Government and Australian Certified Organic is one of them. Beware of imitations – there are plenty of products in the cosmetic and skincare industry that are marketed as organic but their ingredients wouldn’t pass the Australian Certified Organic test.