Become Certified Organic
Certified Organic Growing
Organic standards for production, processing, labelling and marketing of organically produced foods were developed in view of the growing production and international trade, to facilitate trade and prevent misleading claims. They are intended to facilitate the requirements for producing organic products at the local and international level.
What is organics?
Organics is more than just spray-free or residue-free. Organic food is grown naturally and without the routine use of synthetic agricultural pesticides or fertilizers. Organic farmers aim to produce healthy and nutritious food from a balanced living soil and any processing is designed to retain its organic integrity and natural goodness, and minimize the use of additives. The production of organic food has a reduced effect on the environment. It means animals have been treated humanely and rural communities have been united and empowered along the way. As organics has made its way into the mainstream, more and more producers and consumers see it as the only real option for the benefit of ourselves, each other and our environment.
BioGro is New Zealand’s leading organic certifier. We have developed our own set of organic standards and processes that allow certification in all areas of the organics industry.
Whether you’re a primary producer, farmer, retailer or manufacturer, we can provide you with on-going support and technical information throughout the certification process. Once you’re certified, a dedicated certification officer is assigned to you to manage your organic license. By choosing to become certified with BioGro, you will benefit from our wealth of experience in all aspects of certification.