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One Magic Square - Buy Now
: A great book for beginner vegetable gardeners with simple to follow plans and low cost inputs. Also useful information and tips for the not so novice written by a very experienced vegetable gardener.
Directory of Certified Organic Inputs
: BioGro has created a directory of certified organic inputs which it says will help organic businesses with the information needed to comply with BioGro's high standards.
Branding the Organic Business - Uneven Development
: When a company that usually sells in a local, captive market participates in an international fair, it sees its image in comparison to others and this is a motivation for change, according to an Argentinian design company that specialises in organics. Branding in the organic sector is largely virgin territory they say, but adoption of more sophisticated imagery is emerging at the local level.
Milk from cows farmed intensively labelled organic in US
: The US Organic Consumers Association is promoting a boycott of a range of "organic" brands which use milk from factory farm feedlots with little or no access to pasture
Small producer certification scheme
: OrganicFarmNZ provides regionally based certification for small producers.
$1.04 million funding for organics
: More funding from Government recognises contribution of organics to the future of New Zealand's primary sector, says OANZ chair, Derek Broadmore.
NZ international freight company gets carboNZero certification
: The carboNZero certification of a New Zealand international freight and logistics company provides organic exporters with low greenhouse emission options.
New Zealand’s founding organic certifier celebrates 25 years at the fore
: Bio-Gro celebrates 25 years in an industry that has evolved from a grassroots cottage industry into a sophisticated, consumer-focussed production and distribution industry.
2008: The state of Organics
: In a recent round-up on the state of organics here and abroad, OANZ's Gavin Middleton points to continued solid growth in the organic market. With organic growing's considerable ability to cut down carbon emissions, and a potential market of one in three people, Mr Middleton raises the question why organics is still considered a niche market.
Organics 0800 number
: Organics Aotearoa NZ has set up an 0800 number for farmers and growers thinking of making the move to organic.
Reason for health benefits of organic milk discovered in new study
: The diet of organic cows makes their milk nuritionally superior with the latest study finding 60% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in organic milk during the summer months.
UK organic standard revamp geared to exclude NZ airfreighted organics
: UK organic standards look primed to exclude air freighted organic food from developed countries, while OANZ says full life cycle analysis shows potential advantages for fresh New Zealand organic products over those grown in Europe.
OANZ CEO Dr Jon Tanner
: Former Ministry of Research, Science and Technology international director to head organic umbrella organisation.
Bootstrapping the New Zealand market for organic lamb
: By Laura Sayre. In 20 years of farming organic lamb in the Wairarapa, Ian and Heather Atkinson have seen their market expand from export into supplying local demand.
OANZ behind High Court GE appeal
: Contamination could put grower's organic certification at risk.
Strong NZ consumer sentiment for organic food - research
: New research released at the OANZ conference shows consumers choose organic food for flavour, safety and environment.
NZ organic market now $330 million a year
: New Otago University research records growth in NZ organic market, with domestic consumption surging.
More time being taken on GE corn approval
: Govt to review legality of GE Corn for New Zealand consumption.
UK Government to look at air freight labelling of food
: The UK moves closer to taking action on air freighted food, while UK Soil and Health launches consultation process over its planned action on air freighted organic food.
Financial rewards for organics, says Ken Shirley
: OANZ executive directory Ken Shirley presents organic numbers and challenges in speech to Lincoln University
Organic Road Show gets good response
: Organic Advisory Programme and Smart Start service gets off to good start.
UK organic chickens factory farmed?
: The UK Soil Association is investigating a newspaper report that some "organic" chickens are not very organic.
NZ to be carbon neutral says Govt.
: Government departments to reduce carbon emmissions immediately.
Concern mounts over UK Soil Association food miles plans
: Soil Association board to look at options from labelling produce and carbon offsetting to an outright ban on airfreighting.
Organic farming offers solutions to food miles
: Organics leads the way in low energy farming says Soil and Health.
Food miles issue heats up
: While Helen Clark has signalled her government's intention to look at food miles, and the Greens are standing up for conventional kiwi lamb and dairy exports, the food miles issue also has implications for organics.
European Sales of Natural Cosmetics Reaching EUR 1 billion
: Natural and organic cosmetic market growing at over 20 per cent per year in Europe.
Organic Advertising FAQs
: How can you promote your business or website online? How do online visitors operate? Why are our search engine listings so high? What does that mean for your organic business? What about online shopping? Online display advertising? The directory?
Farmers to get $2.2 million help to go organic
: Good advice, specifically for organics has potential to reduce organic risks and uncertainties, says Biodyamic organisation. Advisory council to be administered by OANZ.
Natural Cosmetics Sales Booming in France
: Growing awarenes of chemical dangers driving demand.
Organic dairy farming - the current prognosis
: Lower inputs, productivity levels holding.
Two organic dairy farmers
: Richard Bentley interviews two organic farmers, one a wee way into the process and another, further down the track.
Bringing Life to Your Soil
: By Peter Rutherford - The soil is a living organism. One teaspoon of rich organic soil or compost can contain up to 4 to 5 billion microbes
Tell Your Business Story
: How to spread the word about your business, products or service.
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: Rather than simply letting weeds grow, meet various insects’ needs.
Organics coordinated under umbrella group OANZ
: Organics Aotearoa NZ (OANZ) pulls together New Zealand's various organic groups for a co-ordinated approach to the current phase organic industry growth.
European Organic Farmland Lagging Organic Food Sales
: European growth in organic sales is not being matched by growth in the amount of land being converted to organic production.
Recipes for natural sprays
: How to make those time honoured potions.
Evolutionary Time Missing from Equation
: Evolutionary time missing from GE equation says Canadian expert.
There's a worm in my apple
: What to do about codlin moth.
Controlling California Thistle Organically
: Controlling the California thistle without the use of herbicide is one of the biggest headaches organic farmers face.
Happier meals in a globalised world
: The World Watch Institute investigates factory farming.
Getting rid of Kikuyu grass
: An Organic Pathways reader comes up with a handy way to tackle Kikuyu.
Fostering Bumble Bees On Your Property
: Encourage bumblebee pollination to increase both yields and crop sizes.
Porina moth larvae - the organic solution
: A range of solutions for beating this pasture muncher.
Setting organic standards
: New Zealand's Organic Standards were set in 2003 to unify and protect the industry. At the same time, a 20 Year Strategy to provide focus was formulated, with many of its aims being achieved now through umbrella organic organisation, Organics Aotearoa NZ.
Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Comes to Successful Close
: Critical issues relating to natural and organic cosmetics were discussed by 180 executives attending the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City.
Organic Advisory Programme ended
: OANZ's three-year advisory project which successfully helped two-thirds of those receiving consultation into organic conversion, ended in June.
US families still buying organics despite recession
: An Organic Trade Association study has found United States families are still buying organics, mainly for health reasons, despite tightening up spending in other areas.
European Natural Cosmetics Industry Matures
: Mainstreaming of the European natural cosmetics market is leading to the development of products for specific consumer segments, for example children and babies, teenagers, male grooming, anti-ageing and skin therapy reveals a study by the Organic Monitor.
More organic cotton being grown in US
: US acerage planted in organic cotton increased again last year, and expected to do so again this year.
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Winter Cover Crops & Nitrogen
: Autumn and winter are often the best times to plant green manures.
: Another issue of concern in the genetically engineered food debate is the agribusiness race to develop sterile seed.
Information, profiles and sharing of organic gardening experiences.
Growing Brussels sprouts
: Brussels sprouts – it's the vegetable of childhood nightmares, the mere mention of which is enough to make some adults react with pure horror while others light up with enthusiasm.
Kiwi scientist discovers new plant growth enhancer
: Advertising feature: A certified organic plant spray that turns on the immune systems of plants sparking them up for enhanced growth is now available for home gardeners.
Northland School seeks gardening book donations
: A decile one Northland School is setting up a raised bed garden and orchard for its children and hopes to build a reference book collection to aid pupils and teachers.
Easy care organic gardening
: How to make your organic garden easy to maintain.
Municipal compost safer for organics
: ERMA is banning lawn weed killer for home use after application from Living Earth composters.
Ant or Aphid?
: Where there are ants there are probably aphids. Organic control measures for the little blighters.
Compost - the Organic cornerstone
: Disease control? Weed management? It all comes back to compost. Here's how to do it.
How to build a raised bed garden
: The Esther Deans raised bed method.
PD Paws Kid's Page
: An introduction to organic gardening.
Fish or seaweed fertiliser - recipes
: How to make fish liquid fertiliser and some tips for seaweed liquid fertiliser. Also see the latest Answerfiles, including organics in the greenhouse
Gardening for Wildlife
: Plants for flowers, seed, perhaps some water, and some undisturbed places to nest in is the basic recipe for a Wildgarden.
The Hidden Meaning of Plants
: Flowers for meaning - make a flower posy with a message for a friend.
Nun notches up national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008 title
: An 86-year-old Wellington nun who set up a community gardens renting plots to apartment dwellers has won a national gardening award, with a long time Soil and Health member being named runner-up.
Bee Flowers and Uninvited Guests
: Wally Richard's article on organic pest solutions which include the predator insect attracting plant Phacelia.
A Garden Tour with Christine Dann
: A Garden Tour of Christine Dann's Banks Peninsula, New Zealand organic garden.
: Herbs add variety and interest to organic cuisine, provide humans with natural medicines, are the source of many wonderful fragrances and they are also a valuable aid in the organic garden.
Rhododendrons and Camellias
: An interview with Peter Patton, whose unusual organic garden, hidden away in native bush near Kaikoura, often comes as a surprise to unsuspecting visitors.
A Gardener's Diary
Heart of the Matter
Features organics in the home as well as organic lifestyle information.
Food labelled NZ from Australia
: Soil and Health testing of food from several supermarkets uncovered a case of Australian capsicums treated with fruit fly pesticide labelled as New Zealand produce.
The GE Free Food Guide sixth edition
: The Greenpeace guide that helps you know what is going in to your shopping trolley.
Multi-million dollar study backs organic
: An EU backed study - the biggest study on the nutritional value of organic food to date - shows significantly higher amounts of health protecting antioxidants in organic food prompting the UK food standards authority to take another look at organic food.
Organic nutritional benefits debate
: Debate goes on but even skeptics give ground.
GE corn toxic when cooked
: Are Trans Tasman food standards fit for New Zealand consumption? Send us your feedback. In this story from Soil and Health, a GE corn for humans recommendation is based on trials for uncooked animal feed.
UK addressing food illiteracy at school level
: The Focus on Food Campaign is working with UK schools to get food education on the menu.
Natural butter and milk good for you, says campaigner
: Traditional pre-industrialised diets best for body according to the Weston A Price Foundation.
Organic bread set to be exempt
: Food Standards Australia New Zealand changing its mind over organic bread.
Organic health the A Vogel way
: A herbal healing story about the connection between echinacea and Native American healer Black Elk, and about using the power of nature for healing.
Buy organic or buy local: Which comes first?
: Vote in the World Watch Institute poll and find out what others think.
Organic Skin Care
: Belle au naturel. Natural organic beauty, French style. A former French woman, now living in Auckland, Isabelle Giangrasso is introducing a certified organic skin care and beauty care range, including dietary supplements, to New Zealand, sans all chemicals, including parabens - with the reminder that when it comes to organic beauty products, not all are created equal. Product Feature.
Organics and reducing your global footprint
: A recent study of primary school aged children showed they were losing sleep worrying about global warming. This page has links to a carbon footprint calculator so you can gauge what impact your home has, and links to helpful information about carbon emissions and global warming, including the contribution organics makes to fixing the problem.
The label readers' guide
: Plus the real cost of the food you buy and who pays.
How do you know it's organic?
: As a user of organic goods and services how do you know that you are getting what is promised?
Winter Health Web Tour
: How to stay healthy this winter. Immunity, colds and flu, winter blues, natural solutions.
Organics and children
: How safe are those non organic foods? Would you feed them to your children? Information on pesticides, natural health and household pollutants in general.
Food Storage Times
: Grains, beans, kelp - how long do they keep for?
Eat Your Way to Happiness For Everyone
: The fun way to bring about a better quality of life for everyone.
: One of the most underutilised group of edibles in our gardens is edible flowers. There is nothing better to make a meal colourful, interesting and unique.
: Planning to build a house or renovate? Give a thought to the ways in which your home can be made not only energy efficient and beautiful, but also healthier for the occupants and in harmony with the natural environment.
Why Eat Organic?
: When we eat a grape in the darkest of winter, what chemical treatments are involved to supply us with such a choice?
UK consumers misled by free range pork labelling
: Pork labelled ‘outdoor bred/reared’, ‘free range’ or ‘Freedom Food’ can come from pigs that have spent less than 20% of their lives in the fresh air says the UK Soil Association. Jamie Oliver is running a campaign to highlight the plight of pigs and the misleading labelling system.
An Organic Lifestyle
: Musings of a newcomer.
Eco haven blog
In the nature of things
This is where the Organic Pathways Community can have its say and keep in touch
Organic food important in fight against obesity and diabetes
: US organisation The Organic Centre has released a report that identifies ways in which organic food can be instrumental in reversing the obesity and diabetes epidemics, including the 'worrisome' rapid rise in obesity and weight problems in American children.
: New Zealand's anti pesticide campaigners have scored a victory with the banning of endosulphan, a pesticide already banned in 55 countries, but Australia, which exports its tomatoes to New Zealand, still allows the toxin.
Widespread dramatic honey bee deaths linked to sprays
: The UK Soil Association is calling on its Government to ban a group of sprays which are thought to be killing bees, saying they have already been banned in Italy, Slovenia, Germany and France.
Eco coffin wins sustainability award
: More natural send off for loved ones good for the environment too.
Rise in ethical consumerism
: Demand for organic and fairtrade produce is rising in Europe, with fairtrade bananas helping contribute to a 95% increase in fairtrade fruit and vegetable sales.
New Zealand Organic Organisations, National
: National organic organisations in New Zealand
Enchanted French Garden
: Kel Gleeson lends a hand at a centuries old organic French garden.
NZ appeal to UK organics
: OANZ submission to UK Soil Association on organic air freight ban proposal.
Organic Awards Announced
: Organic soup exporter, seaweed fertiliser business and Hawkes Bay organic educator receive awards.
Organic growing programme for Christchurch Prisons
: The Government is setting up an organic growing training scheme for minimum security prisoners.
Ken Shirley leaving OANZ
: OANZ executive director to take up new job with researched medicines association.
Ban on aerial spraying in Europe
: NZ pesticide action groups want NZ Govt to follow suit.
GE brassica trial
: GE threat to New Zealand markets, organics, plants in the wild and potentially human health back on agenda with forthcoming brassica field trials.
How will the world survive another 100 years?
: Dr Stephen Hawking poses the question and people from around the globe venture an answer.
Global shift to organic would yield more food, not less - studies
: Boosted production for poorer nations according to Worldwatch Institute.
Kiwi elected to IFOAM
: Fresh from helping to set up OANZ, former Soil and Health Association president, Brendan Hoare has been elected to the IFOAM board.
Organic Trader NZ
: Classifieds. First 15 words free. Sell excess produce, advertise organic real estate, find items, ask for help, promote products or specials...
NZ system for natural health regulation
: Organisations and companies move towards New Zealand system for regulating natural health products.
: Averting a looming food crisis will depend on changing to sustainable systems.
The Future of Food
: A GE food doco. .
Genetic Engineering Links
: Action, Info, Govt and more.
GE Free Register
: The GE Free Register allows people to register their property as GE free.
: By Peter Green. An introduction to a website containing a collection of old and out of print classic writings which have been scanned and made available for on-line reading.
The Organic Traveller
: Accomodation and food in exchange for work.
GE crops inherently unstable - Dr Mae-Wan Ho
: Horizontal gene transfer does not readily happen without genetic engineering. Genetic engineering enhances it, with dangerous consequences says UK Institute of Science in Society director, Dr Mae-Wan Ho.
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: Looking at the roadside in another way.
Valuables Being Dumped
: By Tracy Miles. We can have pollution, desertification, contamination and waste or employment, good food and health. "The cost will be the same, the benefits immeasurable", says Australian waste board general manager, Gerard Gillespie.
Vegans and Veganic Agriculture
: The vegan can no longer filter out his or her awareness of the animals’ suffering, and must either change or go insane, writes international vegan ambassador and caterer, Justice Fields. In this article, he describes how he and other vegans feel about animal farming and talks about veganic agriculture.
Genetic Engineering - opposing GE
: The Greenpeace NZ website has information about genetic engineering, and how to work toward creating a GE free New Zealand.
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: Use one of our buttons to add an Organic Pathways link to your website.
GE brassica trial halted after error
: The Crown Research Institute is to discontinue its GE brassica field trial less than two years into its 10 year consent following a breach of conditions designed to prevent GE pollen escaping into the environment.
Limited Study Questioned
: A UK study commissioned by the Food Standards Authority, which said organic food was no better than conventionally grown food, and which was widely reported in media in the UK, the US, NZ and elsewhere, has been roundly found lacking by Organic commentators. The study omitted much research which supported organics, including a major European-Union funded study which found organic food to be nutritionally superior.
: Permaculture paradise in the making.
Organic For Half a Century
: Organic for Half a Century: Val Parker's organic philosopy embraces the physical, mental and spiritual.
: Myths About GE. Consumers for Education about Genetic Engineering, Dunedin
In the nature of things