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Our badges reflect 12 ethical business practices that make good business sense, respect people and the environment, and reflect current consumer preferences.

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Organic food is healthier for people and the environment because it is free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilisers and antibiotics.

Costs and Benefits

Organic food is more expensive than non-organic; however there are many good things about organic food. For example, it:

  • Has higher levels of nutrients than non-organic food, mainly due to the way the soil is managed.
  • Is healthier for both people and the environment because it has been grown without lots of nasty chemicals.

 Respects animal welfare. When you buy organic eggs and meat, you’re automatically buying free range as organic production methods require conditions that allow for the natural behaviour of farm animals.

Accreditation Standards

To be awarded the badge, Retailers must:

Purchase at least 10% of its food* and beverages from certified organic sources.

 The organic products must be certified under:

 * By food we are referring to fruit and vegetables, dairy products, meat, eggs, bread and bakery items. 

To be awarded the badge, Suppliers must:

Sell at least one food or beverage product that is certified organic under a New Zealand or internationally recognised certifying body. 

If the product is not certified by a New Zealand body (i.e. AsureQuality, Demeter, BIOGRO New Zealand or OrganicFarmNZ) then details of the certifer must be provided on sign-up.

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Organic food is healthier because it is free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilisers and antibiotics. Each year it is estimated that Conscious Consumer businesses spend

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