“Certified Organic” means that the product has been grown under an organic standard. The producer must belong to a certifying organisation which ensures that the organic standards are adhered to and this is audited at least once per year. The producer is required to have an organic farm plan in place and this is upgraded over time. All records of inputs and methods of production are kept by the producer to achieve a transparent system.
“Organic growers must become very good farm managers to succeed and have to work with nature at many levels, and in every farming decision, starting with choice of crop, right through to post harvest handling” -TM Organics
“Organic is not a luxury, it’s how food is supposed to be.” –Shane Heaton, Nutritionist