OANZ Chair Doug Voss calls on OANZ members and interested parties for submissions to support an enforceable, single, national organic standard.
Mr Voss urges the organic sector to make its voice heard in support of bringing New Zealand’s regulatory regime up to international standards.
Consultations are open until 11 June.
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A national voice for organics
Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) represents the interests of the New Zealand organic sector.
Member organisations include organic consumers and gardeners, Māori organic producers, the producers and processors of organic wine, juice and beer, meat, dairy, wool, fruit, vegetables, honey, herbal and personal care products, plus exporters and domestic traders in organic products.
Research shows that organic agriculture systems are much better than non-organic systems at conserving soil and water, protecting wildlife and ecosystems, and reducing pollution from farming.
Increasing the amount of land under organic management is a vital step towards ensuring a healthy natural environment now and forever.