Top stories from Australian Organic magazine

The first issue of Australian Organic has just been released to its members. If you are interested in republishing or covering any of the stories below please let us know.

EXPORTING ORGANIC TO CHINA

Food contamination scandals and environmental issues have changed food buying habits of the rising Chinese middle class, which perceives imported food to be safer than the domestic food supply. It’s looking for organic wine, childrens’ food, dairy products, grains and gourmet foods.

CHANGES TO ORGANIC RULES 

The updated Australian Certified Organic Standard will be released shortly. It’s the rulebook for any certified organic business in Australia and introduces some changes for winemaking, horticulture, poultry, aquaculture and cottage industries.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN 

Why organic producers, manufacturer and retailers have more success working together than individually.

PLIGHT OF ORGANIC GRAIN 

Access to organic grain is a serious issue for Australian millers. It’s forced some major brands to stop offering organic alternatives and some companies to look overseas for supply.

SOUTHERN LIGHT HERBS

Supplying up to 16,000 kilograms of organic herbs each year, Southern Light Herbs is a national success story. It bases its payment to 24 farmers around the country on the costs of production.

DOING BUSINESS ALONGSIDE GM 

It’s no secret that the organic industry doesn’t like genetically modified seeds and plants. But how much of a problem does it really pose to organic production and processing in Australia?

Kathy Cogo, Australian Organic media and communications 07 4771 3714 | 0466 015 183. Images available.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC food, drink and fibre means a lot more than being grown free from synthetic chemicals. It’s also free range, cruelty free, hormone free, antibiotic free, GM free and artificial additive free. Look for the Australian Certified Organic Bud logo for your guarantee.