It can be hard to judge if you are really getting what you want when you head off to do the weekly grocery shop.
For example, how can you tell if you’re really buying organic?
Look for the bud
Luckily, Australian Certified Organic food features a label denoting its natural origins. So, if you spot the bud on your organic beef, you’re in luck.
In order to be permitted to state they’re organic, producers must comply with strict rules that dictate what must happen to get the meat from paddock to plate.
Every step is audited to ensure it complies with the relevant organic standards.
This means you are guaranteed to be getting the real deal and are protected from misleading claims.
This organic certification program was set up in the 1980s with the aim of protecting consumers.
Each label should have a unique batch code so the ingredients can be traced and you can be assured they’ve been audited by an independent team.
The label will also tell you whether the product is certified organic, or biodynamic.
How does the process work?
After 12 months of the decision to switch to organic farming methods, the products from that farm can then carry a label stating they are “in conversion to organic”.
This label can be used for the rest of the three year period it takes before a farm can be considered a fully-fledged organic environment.
Why purchase organic meat?
Organic meat does not only taste better, but it’s loaded with essential nutrients essential for your health and that of your children.
It is also a safer option, with no chemicals, HGPs, or additives included in the final product.
The animals are not fed unnecessary antibiotics or any chemicals and are raised in a humane way to ensure their wellbeing and safety.
Plus, organic farming promotes sustainability and biodiversity, which means it is much better for the environment.