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September 2015

A message from our Chairman

Dr Andrew Monk

Welcome to our group - where Australia's best organic business people meet and lead the industry and market. 

Are you leading with us?

Profile of the month

This month we meet the Antipodes Gin Company and hear the story behind their certified organic gin.  

In the spotlight 

This month we are shining the spotlight on Kindred Organics; Australia’s first commercially grown, certified organic quinoa farm located in Tasmania.


        What's been in the news 

This month we are celebrating Australian Organic Awareness Month; a celebration that is being picked up across the news. 


Australian Organic CEO features on the cover of The Australian Retailer magazine

You might have recognised the face on the cover of this month’s The Australian Retailer magazine!  Our very own CEO Paul Stadhams features on the cover in celebration of Australian Organic Awareness Month. 

You can pick up a copy at any good newsagent or view it online

Our ambassadors Costa and Pete supporting AOAM!  

Our very own ambassadors graced the cover of Town and Country Farmer this month in celebration of Australian Organic Awareness Month.

Grab your copy at all good newsagents or view it here

WA Court of Appeal ruled against certified organic farmer

This month we also learnt that the WA Court of Appeal ruled against certified organic grower Mr. Steve Marsh.  Mr. Marsh was not certified by ACO however a statement was drafted to show our support and position on the decision.  

Australian Organic Awards 2015

Have you nominated an ACO group certified organic business yet for the Australian Organic Awards 2015?
Nominations are now open for the second annual Australian Organic Awards and you need to be in it to win it!

ACO recipe of the month

This month we kicked off a brand new campaign with online bloggers and media called the Australian Organic Endorsed Recipe promotion. Online food, lifestyle and family bloggers are asked to create a recipe using 100% ACO branded products!  This month we give KidGredients the seal of approval with their amazing Granola Bar recipe!

Check it out here

Friends of ACO

This month we would like to introduce you to organic make-up artist Emmily Banks.  Emmily has been supporting Australian Organic as a make-up artist for the many shoots and TV interviews for Australian Organic Awareness Month.

Emmily Banks is the creator of the online beauty blog she is a firm believer in all natural, organic, nourishing and ecofriendly cosmetics. 


We have an abundance of winners this month, with many ACO clients taking home awards from events around the country.

Barambah Organics kicks off spring with multiple awards!
Ausmumpreneur Awards Winners Announced!
Zeally Bay Sourdough have a bun in the oven - Congratulations!
2015 Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show
Building a better future
Nominations released for Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2015!
2015 Premier’s New Export Awards Finalists Announced

        Event News


Read about last month's successful events and find out more about events that are coming up later this year.


It's Competition Time!

Therese Kerr is giving away ONE complete certified organic Divine by Therese Kerr collection gift pack valued over $250.00.

To WIN the gift pack, simply send an email to stating why you prefer certified organic personal care. The winner will be chosen at random.  

Certification News

Important Certification News!

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Australian Organic is the leading industry group for organics – a not-for-profit, member-owned company that promotes Australian Certified Organic. Watch this video to find out more
Australian Certified Organic is Australia’s largest certification body. Its Bud logo – the most recognised organic certification logo amongst consumers – appears on the majority of certified organic products in Australia.

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