BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters
Organics is riding a surge in popularity; internationally, sales of organics are burgeoning and will only continue to grow.
Global consumers are more aware than ever about what they eat, where their food comes from and what they put on their skin.
New Zealand’s organic exports are on the rise. Organics Aotearoa New Zealand said that in 2012, between $215-$225 million dollars came from organic exports – a 25% increase from 2009. In the US, nearly 45% of Americans say that would buy organic produce if they could afford it and it was more accessible. This is a huge opportunity for New Zealand!
BioGro’s mission is to assist New Zealand organic exporters meet this growing demand.
We have taken active steps to gain international accreditations and recognition so we can continue providing market access to our members. This is hugely important especially as 88 countries now have full regulatory standards in place for organics and a further 12 are in the process of drafting them.
Our logo and trademark is widely recognised both here in New Zealand and internationally. It has become truly synonymous with certified organics.
BioGro was founded in 1983 stemming from the lack of protection around the word ‘organic.’ In New Zealand, there is no current protection around organic and anybody can label a product as organic or natural as long as they meet fair trade requirements. We don’t think this is good enough.
Our logo is on many well- known brands seen on the shelves today. BioGro certification and our logo assists consumers in being able to identify true and genuine organic produce.
Our logo tells consumers around the globe that the organic produce they buy is free from GMO, pesticides, animal testing and are ‘good for you’ in every sense of the word. Look out for our logo when you next buy organic.