It’s Organic Awareness month! So, to help spread awareness about the goodness that is organic food, we want to help educate the wider community on what it really means to be ‘certified organic’ and why it's important.
What is organic food?
To put it simply, organic food is grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, artificial fertilisers, food irradiation or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Organic produce is grown by working with nature rather than against it, by using natural methods of pest and disease control, rather than relying on chemicals. Organic farming uses sustainable methods, which means pure food, pure soil, and nutrient rich crops. This also ensures that the needs of the current population are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The key benefits of buying organic produce include:
✔ More nutrition!
✔ It tastes better!
✔ It’s better for the environment!
✔ No pesticides or chemicals!
+ Read our 6 Reasons to Buy Organic for more information
What does ‘certified organic’ mean?
A ‘certified organic’ product means that it has passed the stringent requirements of a 3-year certification process, ensuring integrity for the consumer. Standards to achieve certification is internationally recognised, and is assured through annual audits of all certified operators by an independent third-party auditor. These audits are to ensure each product is being grown or manufactured to a high organic standard. While any business can claim their products are organic, a certified logo is proof!
Honest to Goodness products have been certified with Australian Certified Organic (ACO) meaning that they are sourced and handled under strict ACO guidelines, ensuring their organic integrity remains intact. Being certified organic also means that the Honest to Goodness warehouse and production facility are never fumigated, and we continue to have yearly audits to maintain our certification.
Stay tuned for more information about how to know if products are certified organic and where you can buy them from!