The organic movement in New Zealand agriculture is growing. This growth is driven by consumers now demanding organic produce, resulting in more farmers committing to organic production.

Organic products sold in New Zealand must only meet the standard regulatory requirements for the type of product, for example, under the Food Safety Act 2014, and comply with the Fair Trading Act 1986 in respect to using the term ‘organic’ in labelling and marketing claims. There is no specific requirement relating to the certification standard or the standards each certifying authority must reach.

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