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Organic and Bio-Dynamic production is considered to have enormous international growth potential.

Demand is being fuelled by greater consumer awareness on issues ranging from health and nutrition to food safety, labelling and genetically modified organisms.

The expansion in the number of certified Organic and Bio-Dynamic producers is reflected in the Mildura Region, but the local industry remains small.

Produce grown organically or bio-dynamically includes wine, table and dried grapes, citrus, avocados, stone fruits, almonds and vegetables.

Dry growing conditions are regarded as a considerable advantage, reducing the incidence of crop disease.

A not-for-profit venture, Organics on Eleventh, was opened in Mildura in 2002. Modelled on a food co-operative, the venture promotes and retails organic produce grown in the region.

Processing

Dried Fruit:
An organic processing facility for dried fruit, Benburn Organic Packers Pty Ltd, has been established near Irymple, for destemming, sizing, cleaning and packing.

Wine Grapes:
Robinvale Organic Wines is certified by the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute of Australia, and its products are entitled to carry the Demeter Trademark, internationally accepted as the highest quality for biodynamic products.

Benburn Organic Packers Pty Ltd
PO Box 235 Irymple VIC 3492
T:+61 3 5024 5644
M: 0427 245 644
E: andrew@masternatural.com.au

Sunbeam Foods Pty Ltd
(Contract Organic Packers)
T: +61 3 5051 4200
E: info@organicwines.com.au
www.sunbeamfoods.com.au

Robinvale Organic Wines
T: +61 3 5026 3955
E: info@organicwines.com.au
www.organicwines.com.au

Clove Organics
121a Eighth Street Mildura VIC 3500
(Open 9am - 6pm Mon - Fri, 9 - 12noon Sat)
T: +61 3 5021 2230
E: cloveorganics@gmail.com
www.cloveorganics.org

National Association for Sustainable
Agriculture Australia

PO Box 768 Stirling SA 5152
T: +61 8 8370 8455
F: +61 8 8370 8381
E: enquiries@nasaa.com.au
www.nasaa.com.au

Organic Federation of Australia
Peak body for the Australian Organic Sector
GPO Box 787 Brisbane QLD 4001
www.ofa.org.au

Australian Certified Organic
Accredited to certify organic operations in Australia,
Europe, Japan, USA, Switzerland and the UK
E: info@bfa.com.au
www.australianorganic.com.au

 
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