What is Certified Organic?

History of Australian Organic

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If you are new to organic or want to learn more Australian Organic can help you. We make it easier to understand how to chose 100% honest organic products and what certified organic really means.

Our website is full of great resources for you.

What is certified organic?

The Australian Certified Organic logo represents all the good things you’d expect when purchasing an organic productACO logo CMYK-OL – free to range animals, cruelty free, non GM, pasture fed, socially responsible, sustainably fished, biodiversity friendly and grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics.

From organic farming to processed food and drink or cosmetics you can find out more about what organic is here.

Wondering where to buy?

It’s easy to find certified organic products these days. Supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and IGA stock products with the Australian Certified Organic logo, as well as independent organic and healthy retailers near you!

You will also find them at your health food store or at a certified organic retailer near you.

Organic news

A world-first RMIT University study found that eating an organic diet for just seven days significantly reduced pesticide exposure in adults by almost 90 percent!

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Get involved with the Australian Organic Schools program.  The program is used by over 1,000 schools and is a free, online education curriculum that gives kids the knowledge and skills to grow healthy food.

It teaches students about the benefits of organic for our health and the environment. Over 250,000 students are currently using our Schools program every single week across Australia!

You can also download some great family recipes by Therese Kerr, Pete Evans, Sarah Wilson and Janella Purcell.

Ask us

Why does Australian Certified Organic certify imported product? What stocking rates apply to organic poultry farms? Find out the answers plus more FAQs here or email us, we’d love to hear from you.