Australia's organic food industry is worth $600 million a year and it is growing.
Yet, until very recently, there has been no national control of organic labelling.
For the first time a national standard for organic and biodynamic products outlines requirements to be met by growers and manufacturers.
But the standard is not mandatory and the organic industry is divided over its effectiveness.
So, will the new standard protect consumers against misleading claims?
Dr Els Wynen
Chair Organic Federation of Australia
Dr Andrew Monk
Director Biological Farmers of Australia
Founding coordinator Food Connect
Certified pig producer, Pasture Perfect
- Standards Australia Media Release
- Biological Farmers of Australia
- Organic Federation of Australia
- Food Connect
- Pasture Perfect[/*:m:jvshf9d7]