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Eleanor Knight2 years ago

Your guide to eating, buying & wearing organic products

Ok—so you see and hear the word ‘organic’ all the time, but do you actually understand what it means? From the way produce is farmed and nurtured to how it’s processed and packaged, this simple and informative guide will put you in the know when it comes to organic products.

What does the dictionary say?

Organic fruit
Organic fruit

According to the Macquarie Dictionary, the word ‘organic’ refers to produce “which does not use chemical fertilisers or pesticides”.


A more elaborate explanation…

Regardless of whether the produce in question is for consumption, clothing or cosmetic use, it has to be produced according to government-approved standards in order to be defined as organic. This includes:


The Way It’s Farmed & Produced

Organic farming
Organic farming

The way in which produce is farmed is without doubt the most important factor when it comes to classing it organic—or not. The fundamental principle of organic farming is to produce high-quality food and products without using artificial fertilisers, chemicals, additives, dyes, pesticides… and the list goes on. In a nutshell, produce that is organic should be free of absolutely everything, (apart from soil and water!)

With regards to livestock, all organic produce must be 100 per cent free range and pasture-fed with produce and seeds that are non-GM. On top of this, the entire rearing process has to be water efficient and biodiversity friendly.


Organic vs Certified Organic

Although products may claim to be ‘organic’, the only way to ensure this is to purchase items that carry an established certification mark such as Australian Certified Organic. Click here to view the Australian Certified Organic Standard.


Why Is Organic Better?

Fresh, organic carrots
Fresh, organic carrots

There are many reasons why people believe organic produce to be superior to other kinds of produce. Some believe that the taste and nutritional benefits are far greater than your run-of-the-mill produce, while others consider its minimal impact on the environment to be reason enough to buy.


Find your nearest organic suppliers on LocalSearch!


Do you live in Coffs Harbour? Whether you’re searching for organic food or keen to grow some of your own, check out these great organic suppliers!


Go Vita Coffs

If you’re looking for a range of healthy and organic products, be sure to visit the friendly and knowledgeable team at Go Vita Coffs. Located in the Park Beach Plaza, they provide:

  • Established organic brands
  • Vitamins & superfoods
  • Health foods & body building supplements

For professional healthy living advice pop-in and say hello to the friendly staff at Go Vita Coffs they will be more than happy to help. Find out more information about this fantastic, Coffs Harbour business on their LocalSearch profile page.


MI Organics

Looking to improve your green thumb, organically? Servicing locations throughout the Coffs Coast, MI Organics provide a range of garden supplies, perfect for both novice gardeners and professional landscapers. Products include:

  • Organic soil mix
  • Organic compost
  • Organic landscape supplies

For more information on this fantastic Coffs Harbour landscape supplier, contact the friendly team today. Find all of MI Organic’s contact details on their LocalSearch profile page.

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