Comparison of the Australian National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce with key international organic standards and r

  • 46 pages

  • Published: 1 Mar 2001

  • Author(s): May, Mr Rod, Monk, Andrew, Dr

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This report has been compiled for the purposes of outlining aspects of Organic Standards comparisons inter and intra nationally. The key aim is to highlight elements of similarity as well as divergence both in content, in detail and in formation process between international governmental, intergovernmental, non-government organizational and inter-certifier arrangements.

The report is timely and relevant for the purpose of reflecting on Australia’s current position and relative stance in relation to content and detail and Organic Standard formation and maintenance processes. It outlines areas of concern or interest and recommends 16 changes to the Australian organic industry standard and the standard setting process.