Australian Organic’s Non GMO Standard was prepared to provide an independent certification program, with a clear and usable standard, for producers and manufacturers wishing to market their produce as Non-GMO.
There exists significant consumer demand within Australia and globally, for foods that have been produced without the use of Genetic Engineering techniques. Food labelling laws in Australia are not sufficiently strict to provide this assurance to consumers – as foods which contain ingredients that have been derived from GMO crops or livestock are not required to be labelled as such. Our Non GMO Standard fills this void, providing consumers with an assurance that the product is truly Non-GMO.
Australian Organic’s Non-GMO Standard was published in 2016.