New Zealand: Call for Organic Regulations

New Zealand organic producers are campaigning for a single national standard that governs the use of the word “organic.” The country currently has no regulations on the use of the term for marketing purposes, with Organics Aotearoa NZ (OANZ), the organisation that represents New Zealand’s organic sector, suggesting a national standard would protect the growing […]

Australia: Organic Fast Food Chain to Float Shares

Oliver’s Real Foods is looking to float its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in an initial public offer worth up to AUS $15 million. Oliver’s Real Foods, which bills itself as the world’s first certified organic fast food chain, has 20 stores along major highways on Australia’s east coast, primarily in NSW and […]

New Zealand: Business Booms for Natural Products

Natural personal care, supplements and organic food is now mainstream, with New Zealand poised to capitalise with its clean and green image, say experts. Amarjit Sahota of London-based research and consulting firm, Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), said the country was well set to capitalise on growing demand for greater sustainability in products by consumers in a […]