How does it work?
The BUD reassures consumers that all the product ingredients have been certified to the Australian Certified Organic Standard and have met rigorous certification checks. It can only be used on packaging for products which have achieved certification through ACO’s certification scheme. Most importantly, the BUD represents Australia’s leading certification program – ACO – ensuring integrity of organic products in the marketplace for consumers.
The Australian Certified Organic Standard is one of the most respected and rigorous standards in the world for organic production, and is published by organic industry not-for-profit representative group, Australian Organic.
ACO is approved and accredited to act as a certifier in Australia by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as compliant to the National standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce.
What is Organic?
Whole systems approach
Organics is not just “chemical free”. It is a whole systems or holistic means of growing and handling food. The whole system is linked – Soil. Plants. Animals. Food. People. Environment.
Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s.
Organic is an innovative method of farming and production – and is increasingly being recognised as being on the leading edge of food and fibre technology.