Industry forum

Organic Industry Forum

Thursday 27 January at 7pm AEDT (Sydney time)

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The Australian Government is undertaking an open and broad consultation process on options to improve Australia’s domestic organics regulatory framework.

Organic Industries Australia in partnership with ORICoop and NASAA are pleased to host an online forum to provide background, answer questions, and listen to issues from organic producers, businesses, exporters, manufacturers. 


Domestic regulation survey

Better domestic regulation

The Government has announced consultations on domestic regulation. So, we asked you for your opinions. And now the results are in, they confirm the messages we have been telling Government.

  • 91% support regulation of the term 'organic'
  • 85% reported that the lack of regulation affects their business
  • an overwhelming majority consider the lack of regulation is
    • bad for organic producers
    • bad for consumers
    • bad for exporters
  • legislation that requires certification is strongly preferred to other types of regulation

Organic Industries of Australia and NASAA rated highly (3.5 out of 5.0) for representing the interests of Australia's organic sector.


GM food submission

GM free

OIA has lodged a submission to FSANZ on a proposal to change the definitions for gene technology and new breeding techniques.

The FSANZ assessment promotes a false equivalence that new breeding technique (NBT) food is produced with an outcome that might occur using natural selection techniques. That is clearly not the case, and the onus should be on the proponent to prove the safety of every instance of GM manipulation.

We are most concerned that this acceptance of GM food, if adopted, will then be used as a base from which will come further proposals to exempt genetic modifications from safety assessment. Once some GM food is exempt, there will be a lower hurdle to a future proposal to exempt GM food just a little more.

Overwhelmingly, overseas markets do not want GM foods, and are worried by the environmental contamination of our organic foods with GM breeds.


OIA sponsors organic wines award

Winestate MagazineOIA Ltd was proud to sponsor the Best Wine in Show Award for Winestate Magazine. The magazine has a feature in its July edition on the best organic and biodynamic wines of the year.

Foundation Member, Stormflower Vineyard, was judged second best overall in the show with their Single Vineyard Margaret River Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2020.


Insulated panels insurance

AB Phillips

If you occupy a premises containing insulated panels, you probably need our help finding affordable insurance.

AB Phillips, one of our foundation members, have extensive knowledge and understanding of insulated panels and have been able to obtain significant premium reductions for buildings considered ‘low risk’.


WWOOF

WWOOF Australia

Our members get a discount on WWOOF volunteer memberships and gift certificates.


Organic Trust Australia