What is organic?
Organic agriculture focuses on the use of environmentally sustainable farming practices. Food is farmed without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides1. This allows for more wildlife and biodiversity, and reduces pollution by preventing chemicals from leaching into land and waterways2. Organic farming also prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms and benefits animal welfare.
Certified organic products, such as Wattie’s® Organic baby food, must contain organically produced plants and animals. Production sites and organic farms are audited annually to ensure they meet the requirements for organic certification.
What about baby food?
All food for infants under the age of 12 months sold in Australia and New Zealand has to meet strict legal standards, and this applies equally to both organic and non-organic baby food. The law restricts the use of many pesticides in non-organic baby food ingredients. Of those pesticides permitted, the residue levels are kept so low they are almost non-existent. There is no proven difference in the quality and safety of both organic and non-organic baby foods.
Why buy organic?
Choosing organic food products supports sustainable farming practices. Our Wattie’s® Organic baby food range is Australian Certified Organic (ACO)3 and is made from certified organic ingredients we trust. All of our baby products contain no artificial colours or flavours, and no preservatives.
There are many exciting flavours in our organic range for your baby to try like our ‘Organic Apple, Banana & Avocado,’ or our ‘Organic Beef Butternut Pumpkin & Rice with Spinach.’ Follow the link to see our full flavour range https://www.forbaby.co.nz/Baby-Foods-Products/Baby-Food-Wattie-s-for-Baby
- Lewin J. What does organic mean? [Internet]. BBC Good Food. Available from: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/organic
- Ministry for Primary Industries. Organics [Internet]. Ministry for Primary Industries. Ministry for Primary Industries; 2019. Available from: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/growing-and-harvesting/land-care-and-farm-management/organics/
- Australian Certified Organic [Internet]. Australian Certified Organic Standards. ACO Certification Ltd. Available from: https://aco.net.au/Pages/Operators/ACOStandards.aspx