Organic food industry prepares for National Organic Week

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 27th September 2012

Organic restaurants, cafes and product owners will be busy this week in preparation for National Organic Week, which kicks off on October 5, 2012.

The event organized by the Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises (CORE) and Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) will host ten national days of events in communities around Australia to encourage awareness of organic food products and farming.

National Organic Week will also award the prestigious title of Best Organic Restaurant, Best Organic Café, and Best Organic Product Owner to three deserving groups around Australia. The awards encourage consumers to vote for their favourites on Facebook from 5 to 31 October 2012, before the final winners are announced.

NSW based company, Tamburlaine Organic Wines is just one of the many companies that are getting involved in the National Organic Week events. The sustainable vineyard in the Hunter Valley is organizing free tours and sampling to promote the benefits of organic wine.

Tamburlaine Organic Wines says that eating and drinking organic isn’t just about the ‘nutritional’ value, but promotes its organic vineyards for protection of beneficial species like ladybeetles and butterflies. Organic wine has few preservatives, and claims to produce ‘cleaner and stronger flavours.’

Australian Food News recently reported a controversial, scientific study by Stanford University in the United States, where it was revealed that the nutritional value of organic foods was not superior.

However, numerous sources in the organic food industry pointed out that the industry is characterized by its usage of fewer chemicals and better eco-systems in production.