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Media Release 28-01-16: GM Ben Copeman moves on from NASAA
Media Release 09-11-15: Call for young people, women to take up organic farming
Media Release 29-10-15: Going organic to build farm and business diversity
Media Release 29-10-15: A sustainable future starts with soils
Media Release 14-10-15: Macleay Valley farmers, gardeners and green thumbs invited to an Organics for Beginners Workshop
Media Release 20-07-15: OBE Organic Grazing Best Management Practices
New NCO Technical Communique July 2015
NCO Technical Communique - May 2015
Media Release: Organic Dairy Farmers Australia applauds dairy processors on GMO position
Removal of Pre-Cert Requirement
Australian of the Year Organic Advocate
NCO Technical Communique September 2014
NASAA Technical Communique May 2014
NASAA Technical Communique January 2014
NCO Technical Communique - October Edition.
NCO Technical Communique - June Edition.
NCO Technical Communique - April Edition.
Welcome to the NASAA News.
The easy to read electronic newsletter from NASAA & NASAA Certified Organic focusing on certification activities and the organic sector.
NASAA Newsletter 23rd DECEMBER 2015 (2MB PDF)
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NASAA Newsletter January 2015
NASAA Newsletter Issue 10 October 2014
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NASAA News December 2013
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News Archive (See front page for current news)
NASAA Response to WA GM contamination
Organic Locust Control Information
All operators including “Deferred operators” will be required to keep records of any treatments.
If you require any further information please contact your state department, the Australian Plague Locust Commission website or NASAA Certified Organic office.
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service have recently announced that the voluntary use of the regulatory mark for certifying products for export is to cease.
This decision has been made on the basis that the mark is no longer being used by the majority of customers and the terminology itself in respect of the mark itself may be misleading and not specific enough to warrant its continuation.
Official correspondence here.
NASAA response to "Poisoned"
Click here to view the press release.
NASAA Short listed for Choice Awards!
Click here to view the press release.
New Organic Insights! December Issue (1.15MB)
Click here to visit the publications page.
Organic is More Nutritious
Experts State that UK Organic Report Flawed
Misleading Organic Study
Further critique on misleading organic study.
Rod May's article here.
Huffington Post article here.
NASAA and the Thai Government have agreed to work together to maintain and progress good organic trading relations between Australia and Thailand.
Read the full article here.
NASAA Receives JAS Accreditation
NASAA Certified Organic officially accredited by Japanese MAFF for New Organic JAS. 09/02/09
Organic Sales Beat World Recession
Market information from Australia, USA and Europe is showing a considerable increase in the sales of the types of organic products used to prepare meals, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, grains, bread and meat.
Read the full article here.
Ministerial Statement of Support for the Australian Organic Industry
You can view the specific statement details here.
Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World.
"Best practice organic agriculture can get better yields than conventional agriculture. Four recent credible studies show organic systems producing higher yields, particularly in the drier years.
For the full PDF article including details of the studies, please follow <this link>. (82kb)
NASAA Label Most Recognised.
A recent market survey in
October 2008 has shown that from all logos that are used
by Australian Organic Certifiers, the NASAA logo is by far
the most recognized one. The survey was carried out by
Newspoll Market Research
and was commissioned by the Organic Federation of
July 31, 2008 New Organic standard should see new National Logo.
The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) has called for the renewal of the national logo for organic and biodynamic produce under new management to bring a single recognisable logo denoting organic in Australia. More >>
June 26, 2007 A.C.C.C. Secures $270K Boost
to the Organic Industry
The Chair of the National Association of Sustainable
Agriculture (NASAA), George Devrell today
welcomed the announcement late last week that
the ACCC had secured $270,000 for the organic
industry, following recent court action. Funds
will be used to support development of the new
Australian Organic Standard and to further enhance
the NASAA quality system. More
May 11, 2007 Become a NASAA Inspector
NASAA is holding an inspector training session
in June for those wishing to play an integral
part in the implementation of its routine organic
compliance program across Australia and overseas.
Those interested in attending the session - to
be held in Ballarat, Victoria - should download
the following booking
form, complete the details and forward to
April 20, 2007 Australian Standard for Organic
and Biodynamic Produce Commences
The first meeting of the new Standards
Australia Technical Committee will be held in
Sydney on May 7 to develop the Australian Standard
for Organic and Biodynamic Produce. NASAA Director,
Rod May has been accepted by Standards Australia
as a commitee member. More
November 27, 2006 New Financial Incentive for
Small Organic Producers
Market premiums enjoyed by large certified
organic producers will now be more readily available
to small organic farmers in Australia, due to
a new low-cost certification initiative announced
by leading national organic certifier, NASAA,
at a meeting in Adelaide today. More
November 6, 2006 ‘Organic’ Chicken
Debacle reinforces urgent need for new independent
Australian Organic Standard
Until a new independent Australian (national
organic) certification standard is in place, both
organic consumers and producers must learn to
look carefully at labels on their certified organic
products, according to George Devrell, chair of
the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture
Devrell was commenting on revelations
in the Sydney Morning Herald that high priced
‘certified organic chickens’ would
not achieve compliance with the industry ratified
National Standard for organic produce.
November 15, 2005 Opinion: NASAA views on current
Australian Organic Industry Issues
Are certifiers the best-equipped organisations
to promote organic produce to consumers or to
regulate the Australian industry? NASAA outlines
it's views on current debates. More
October 27, 2005 Letters to the Editor,
Rural Press: Stock Journal, The Land
Following recent media reports and public debate
surrounding GE Canola contamination, NASAA Chair
George Devrell responds to published opinion pieces
appearing in Rural Press publications.
Letter to Editor Stock Journal More
Letter to Editor The Land More
*letters published in full
October 11, 2005 No 'Alternative' - just
Quality, Award winning Organic Wine
National wine judge and Oenology Lecturer Dr Sue
Bastian's summation of the recent certified organic
wine evaluation event - forming part of the IFOAM
World Viticulture and Wine Conference - encapsulated
the progression of the sector in recent years. More
October 11, 2005 WA 'Highly Commended'
in Congress Olive Oil Challenge
Drawing on the renowned sensory talents of the
judges of the Biol Italia Awards, the IFOAM Organic
World Congress Organic Extra Virgin Olive
Oil Challenge showcased the quality of Australian
product, along with some of the finest award winning
oils produced in Italy. More
23, 2005 International Federation of Organic Agriculture
In an open declaration announced at the conclusion
of the 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress and supported
by 1000 delegates from over 50 countries, IFOAM
called upon governments worldwide to actively
endorse and practically support organic agriculture. More
View the Congress website at www.ifoam2005.info
September 29, 2005 The Go Organic Festival
kicks 25,000 goals! More
August 31, 2005 Release of Draft Cosmetic
Standards More >>
July 22, 2005 Effective Government Partnership
Essential for National Organic Market Integrity
April 14, 2005 NASAA Rebuts BFA Merger 'smear'
March 10, 2005 World Organic Movement Focuses on Adelaide More >>
January 1, 2005 Australian Organic Certification Market to Retain Competition More >>
January 1, 2005 Merger Proposal FAQ More >>
January 1, 2005 NASAA records strong growth in 2003-04 More >>