For many years, certified organic and biodynamic farmers have followed internationally recognised organic standards that are used throughout the entire organic supply chain. No synthetic pesticides, no toxic chemicals, antibiotics, synthetic herbicides or fertilisers, no food additives, growth enhancers, GMOs or irradiation are permitted in certified organic production systems.
For more information about organic certifiers in Australia please see our useful links.
In Australia there are 6 different organic certifying organisations approved by the Department of Agriculture:
- Australian Certified Organic (ACO)
- Bio-Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI)
- NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)
- Organic Food Chain (OFC)
- Safe Food Production Queensland (SFQ)
You can trust products displaying an organic certification logo from these organisations.
For more details on the Australian Organic Market Report 2012, click here