Biological Farmers of Australia Drops its Bud, Organic Products Rebrand
By Australian Food News | February 14, 2013 12:31 PM EST
According to the group, the name-change is not due to unattainable supermarket pressure to reach "biodynamic standards", but simply "better reflects the business" which is made up of more than just farmers.
Biological Farmers of Australia was the name given to a not-for-profit organisation formed by a group of farmers 25 years ago. It was initially established to support organic farming before moving into certification.
Chair of the Australian Organic Ltd board, Dr Andrew Monk said that the name change was necessary due to the larger group of people that now comprise the organic industry in Australia.
"Biological Farmers of Australia was a great name that reflected the origins of the company, at a time when organic as a brand was not well understood; however now the company is made up of farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers committed to growing organics in Australia," Dr Monk said. "We needed a stronger brand that supports the company's long term goals and clearly says what we are about," Dr Monk added. According to Australian Organic, the Australian Certified Organic brand is already well known amongst many Australians, "so it made sense to adopt a similar name for the parent company." The name Biological Farmers of Australia will be retained by Australian Organic and used to promote activities around farmer education.
The iconic bud logo, which is synonymous with organic products in Australia, will remain in use but not in retail promotion.
Some food industry commentators have observed that the development of the new Australian organic standard several years ago, and volume growth in demand for organic products in Australian supermarkets, has led to greater influence by supermarkets over organic production.
It is believed that not all organic producers would have met the previous biodynamic standards but were able to achieve the accreditation for "organic" under the new organic standard.
Australian Food News
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- Kendall Jenner Could Be Next Victoria's Secret Angel [PHOTOS]
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
- Taylor Swift Named People's Best Dressed Stars Of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Joan Rivers May Have Died From Propofol Like Michael Jackson
- Peter Quillin Claims That Adriana Lima Will Beat Gisele In The Boxing Ring; Adriana's Weight Loss Through Boxing and A Paleo Diet
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy: Middleton's Morning Sickness Could Cause Risk Of Miscarriage[Watch Video]
- Prince Harry Turns 30 And Inherits $16 Million: Cancels Birthday Bash Due To Morning Sickness Of His Sister-in-Law Kate Middleton
- Ebola Update: Australian Aid Worker Appeals For More Field Hospitals, U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Fight Virus
- iOS 8 Release Date Of Sept 17 Has Arrived: Update Begins At 10AM Pacific Time, Upgrade Your iDevices With iOS 7.1.2 First To Install iOS 8
- Why Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Not The Best Smartphone To Purchase Now? If You Still Want To, Wait For A Month To Get It Cheap
- Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 October Release Date Roundup: Freshly Leaked Protective Case Debuts Unique Vent Alongside Camera
- Canadian IS Jihadist Wants to ‘Play Soccer’ with Heads of US Decapitated Soldiers
- Google Nexus 6 Release Date on Q4 2014 Confirmed by T-Mobile Featuring Wi-Fi Calling
- Warning to U.S. – ISIS Has Shot Down a Syrian Regime Fighter Jet
- Spice Dream Uno vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Android One Smartphone to Challenge The Existing Budget Friendly Smartphone