6 reasons to choose certified organic:
1. It looks after our environment
2. It’s the best for animal welfare
3. It’s real food that’s really good for your health
4. It reduces your exposure to chemicals
5. It’s grown without GM and made without nanotechnology
6. It’s socially responsible
‘Maybe we should stop asking why organic food is so expensive, and why processed food is so cheap’
– Ovvio Organics.
What is Organic?
Organics is not just “chemical free”. It is a whole systems or holistic means of growing and handling food. The whole system is linked – Soil. Plants. Animals. Food. People. Environment.
Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s.
Organic is an innovative method of farming and production and is increasingly being recognised as being on the leading edge of food and fibre technology.
Educated consumers are happy to pay a fair price for the guarantee that the organic produce they purchase is supporting farmers who aim towards ecologically sustainable practices, looking after the environment we all share.
Why certified Organic?
Guaranteed – In order to guarantee that products are organic, they need to be certified. Organic certification involves auditing an operation’s methods to ensure that they comply with the guidelines of organic production. Over 70% of organic certified operators in Australia are granted permission to use the ACO logo, which we affectionately refer to as the “BUD”.
Rigorous standards – Standards setting follows a highly transparent process with the industry’s key stakeholders providing input via approx. a dozen Australian Organic Advisory Groups. These standards are upheld by rigorous auditing of operations and a third party report reviewing process. This process itself is audited by government departments and authorities worldwide for ACO to maintain its accreditation as an international certifier.
All links in the chain – Wholesalers, retailers and consumers alike all know that the BUD logo is their guarantee of organic integrity. Every step of the process (from paddock to plate) must be audited according to the Organic Standard to be able to market a product using the sought-after organic BUD logo.