the primary goal of organic 
agriculture is 
to optimise the health and productivity of interdependent 
communities of soil life, plants, 
animals and people.

(codex alimentarus 2000 [latin for ‘book of food])

‘[organic agriculture] relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.’ 

(VOICE 2009:6)

everyone has their own reasons for choosing organic food and products. for us, we like to summarise it into three main benefits (in no particular order):

1 farming & environmental sustainability

organic farming methods focus on and prioritise sustainability, preserving our environment and natural and native animal habitats. no chemical runoff damaging waterways and animal, plant, human health. maintaining soil productivity, particular during times of drought. reducing landfill. land regeneration. increasing biodiversity. optimising production outputs and minimising damaging inputs. providing for our community, society and planet through thoughtful, respectful, leading edge and traditional methods.

2  animal welfare

organic certification is a guarantee that the animals involved have been raised to the highest ethical, humane standards. all animals involved in egg, dairy and meat production must be free range and enjoy diverse diets, and any grains they eat must be organic. farmers must also consider preservation of natural and native wildlife habitats.

if you choose to eat eggs, dairy or meat, we strongly believe in only supporting farmers who adhere to the highest possible ethical standards.

3  health 

through eating and using organic food, beauty and household products you avoid commonly used GMOs, pesticides, hormones and chemicals—many of which have been linked to a range of health issues. in particular evidence suggests avoidance of these during pregnancy and early childhood can enhance child neurological development.

while there is always mixed evidence on increased nutrition in organic food, there are undeniable taste benefits! taste test a conventional and organic banana, you’ll never want to eat another conventionally grown one.

learn more about organic certification

australia has several official organic certification bodies overseen by the commonwealth department of agriculture & water resources through the national standard for organic and biodynamic produce. find out more about them… 

demeter, bio-dynamic

there are many international organic certification organisations also. here are a few you will regularly see in australia…


last updated august 2016