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Industry News & Updates

The latest Australian Organic industry news & member updates.

The red tape holding back Australia’s certified organic industry

Leading voices from Australia’s certified organic industry have told a federal inquiry into food and beverage manufacturing they are being held back by Australia’s world-lagging approach to labelling laws. The peak industry group, Australian Organic Limited (AOL), and Australia’s largest certification body, ACO Certification Limited, were flanked at the public hearing in Brisbane by representatives from....

‘Severe ramifications’ required in greenwashing crackdown

Australian Organic Limited (AOL) will call for harsher penalties on companies found to be misleading consumers when it presents at the latest public hearing of the Senate inquiry into greenwashing in Canberra today. Since AOL’s initial submission to the Senate committee in May 2023, the ACCC conducted its own inquiry into greenwashing after an internet sweep....

Sherwood Road Organic Meats: A Trusted Supplier for Brisbane’s Southside

Sourcing quality, ethically produced certified organic meat can be a challenge in major cities, but there are innovative retailers who sell direct from local family farms for consumer convenience. One such example is Sherwood Road Organic Meats in Rocklea, who stock Brisbane’s biggest retail range of certified organic beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken and smallgoods. The....