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organic food

Organic Food
Certifying Organisations

In Australia, organic certification is performed by several organisations that are accredited by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) under the National Standard for 0rganic and Biodynamic Produce.

The organisations listed below are those Australian organisations empowered to certify produces as organic.

Australian Farmers' Markets Association
"AFMA was convened to form a framework for best-practice farmers' markets operators to exchange information, coordinate policy, and promote grower-centric farmers' markets across Australia."
Biological Farmers of Australia
"The Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) was established in 1998 as the peak body for the organic industry in Australia."
aco logoAustralian Certified Organic
"Australian Certified Organic (ACO) currently certifies about 55% of the Australian organic industry and we estimate the bud logo appears on about 70% of all certified organic product in Australia."
bdri logoBio-Dynamic Research Institute (Demeter)
"...Once the required standard has been established, operators may apply to the ... Institute to become certified users of the DEMETER Trademark. ... an international trademark which has been used in Australia since 1953 to symbolise quality produce achieved by using the Bio-Dynamic Method."
nasaa logoNational Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (nasaa)
"Certification offers a guarantee of organic integrity, a verification of your support for sustainable agricultural practices, and access to growing markets for organic product, both at home and abroad"
ofc logoOrganic Food Chain
"Australia's Leading Certification Body"
oga logoOrganic Growers of Australia
"The Organic Growers of Australia certification system is designed to be ethical, cost-effective, and we charge no levies on sales."
top logoTasmanian Organic-Dynamic Producers Inc.
"The Tasmanian Organic-Dynamic Producers Incorporated (T.O.P.) was formed in the early 1990's to respond to calls from the rural sector for a body to represent and support Tasmanian growers. T.O.P. has developed an accreditation program to assist farmers who wish to convert their farms through to full certification."
ifoam logoInternational Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
"Our goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture."
The Coeliac Society of Australia
...formed in 1980 to provide a forum to promote the national welfare and uniformity of purpose and objectives of the State Coeliac Societies throughout Australia
Australian Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
"...information on activities and programs undertaken by the DAFF to support the development of the Australian food industry, from farm production through processing to the consumer"
US Department of Agriculture - Food & Nutrition Information Center
Includes the USDA National Nutrient Database
Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Australia ~ NSW was established in 1937 as a voluntary support group. Today it is a part of a federation of twelve organisations ~ medical, education and scientific, research and community based ~ coordinated and facilitated through the national office in Canberra.
Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand
"...the regional body bringing together all organisations and individuals interested and working in the fair trade movement."
The National Academies Press
..."publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States"
The Cruelty Free Shop
E-commerce site with cosmetic, domestic and leisure products which are vegan. No animal testing. No animal products.
Vegan Perfection
E-commerce site with foods and cosmetics "...based in Melbourne (Australia), importing, exporting and distributing exclusively vegan brands to health food and organic shops plus restaurants, caterers and directly to customers via our website."
"Your complete Australian guide to fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers with seasonal availability, photographs, nutrition, videos and recipes."
Oxfam Australia
"Oxfam Australia is an Australian, independent, not-for-profit, secular, community-based aid and development organisation."