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Australian Organic (formerly Biological Farmers of Australia or BFA) has always been a major force in ensuring that organic standards in Australia remain in the hands of the supply chain.

Initially formed to progress the interests of farmers and processors who wanted to promote and protect the message of organic, including  setting organic standards, the BFA moved on to develop an organic certification program to independently verify that farmers and processors were producing in accord with those standards.

The Bud logo was initially designed in 1989 by Rosemary Dunn of South Australia, one of Australian Organic’s early and still loyal members, while sitting around the Dunn’s kitchen table.

The Bud represents everything that Australian Organic is about: The growth and promise of spring, the sign of big things growing from the initial organic movement, and the strength and logic of nature and natural (biological and organic) systems in guiding our choices in life.

The Bud is the oldest Australian organic certification mark in the country still currently in use and represents Australia’s leading certification program, ‘Australian Certified Organic’ – ensuring integrity of organic products in the marketplace for consumers.

30 years of Australian Organic

In 2017 Australian Organic turned 30 years old! We celebrate 30 years of promoting and protecting the certified organic industry in Australia – download our 30th Anniversary Book.

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