Join Australia’s organic community
People who join the organic community do so because organics is much more than production, market access and profit margins.
Organics is a way of thinking. People involved in sustainable and/or organic production seek to find modern solutions to produce food, fibre and cosmetics while taking into consideration the impact on the health and wellbeing of people, the environment and the wider community. Find out more about Organic Principles.
Organic farming, pastoral and wild harvest systems are designed to fit the cycles and ecological balance in nature.
Organic food production is founded on the principle of producing food in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way, through soil regeneration, water conservation and animal welfare; and minimising the known negative or reasonably possible impacts. Certification practices include and are not limited to:
- promoting biodiversity by growing a variety of crops
- preventing soil erosion and improving soil quality
- conserving energy
- protecting wildlife, stream banks and watersheds
- avoiding the use of synthetic or artificially produced insecticides, herbicides, fertilisers and GMOs (genetically modified organisms/transgenic life forms).
As with natural systems, external inputs are reduced by reuse, recycling and the efficient management of materials and energy within the system in order to maintain and improve environmental quality and conserve resources.