Organic food is grown without the use of chemicals that can harm humans, animals and the soil
Organic growers use time-proven solutions and modern environmentally sustainable tools to build and maintain the fertility of the soil and to control weeds, disease and pests. They do not rely on chemicals to kill insects, and drugs to keep animals well. Acceptable conditions for animals and respect for their behavioural needs are important components of organic farming.
Organics Aotearoa New Zealand is a registered charity that helps to promote organics in Aotearoa, New Zealand. They recently released the New Zealand Organic Report 2016.
This gives you a clear audit trail from the paddock to the plate
A certified organic product meets an agreed international standard during production processing and retailing. As retailers we rely on the certifying process to guarantee our customers that our products are organic. All of our stores are BioGro certified.
There are four certifying bodies in New Zealand:
We also support the Maori certification, Hua Parakore
We accept International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) accredited certifications.
TOP 5 REASONS TO EAT ORGANIC FOOD
Our top five reasons to eat organic food are:
- it tastes great and is good for you
- it protects our children
- it doesn't contain a cocktail of chemicals
- it is free from genetically engineered ingredients
- it will help to reduce our carbon footprint
We have been committed to offering the best for over 20 years, and have become the leader in Aotearoa, New Zealand for organic produce and other goods that are safe for you and safe for the environment. Organics is commonsense, and for us it is a way of doing things that doesn’t cost the earth.
You can read more on organic farming here.