7 episodes

The Australian Organic Collective podcast shares stories from Australian Organic members and the wider organic industry.

Join us as we learn more about the farmers, manufacturers and brands behind some of your favourite certified organic products.

Visit the Australian Organic website: https://austorganic.com/

The Australian Organic Collective Australian Organic Ltd

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    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

The Australian Organic Collective podcast shares stories from Australian Organic members and the wider organic industry.

Join us as we learn more about the farmers, manufacturers and brands behind some of your favourite certified organic products.

Visit the Australian Organic website: https://austorganic.com/

    Australian Organic Wine Industry and 2020 Awards

    Australian Organic Wine Industry and 2020 Awards

    In this podcast episode, and in celebration of the Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020 announcement, we take a comprehensive look at the state of the organic wine sector.  Tune in to hear from retailers Michelle Gadd and Stuart Wood from Organic Wine, wine writer, and associate wine judge Josh Martin and vintner Vanya Cullen.

    While the uptake of organic and biodynamic wines hasn’t been on the same trajectory as food, insiders such as Michelle and Stuart are confident that it’s the wine of the future. They share some amazing insights after 20 years of passionately marketing the benefits of organic wine to consumers.

    As one of Australia’s premium wine labels, Cullen Wines is a carbon-positive business. Vanya discusses this in great detail, including the backlash she received from the industry when her family first converted to organic farming practices.

    The success of the inaugural Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020 has secured the competition’s place as an annual competition. The Awards attracted hundreds of entrants from across the country and judges were overwhelmed by the quality presented

    See the full list of winners: https://buff.ly/2Is8e4g
    Watch the announcement video: https://buff.ly/3mOhKi2

    #AOLWineAwards #AustOrganicWineAwards

    • 43 min
    Quentin Kennedy from Kialla Pure Foods

    Quentin Kennedy from Kialla Pure Foods

    In Episode 7 we catch up with Quentin Kennedy, Managing Director of Kialla Pure Foods and previous Board member of Australian Organic Limited about his personal journey into organics, the history of Kialla, the problem with greenwashing in the industry and the importance of organic certification and regulation on a domestic level.

    About Kialla Pure Foods -
    Established in 1988, Kialla Pure Foods is an Australian-owned organic cereal grain processing operation based on the Darling Downs in Queensland. Kialla supplies product to retail, manufacturing and wholesaling operations throughout Australia, as well as exporting into Asia and New Zealand. Kialla’s sister company, Ausorganic Feeds, supplies certified organic stockfeed into both commercial and retail operations. Farmers Quentin and his wife Michelle Kennedy purchased the company in 2006, ensuring innovation and traceability is at the top of their agenda. Quentin also served on the Board of Australian Organic Limited from 2004 to 2019 – witnessing the transition from BFA to AOL in 2012.

    • 30 min
    Lee Holmes partnering with Murray River Organics

    Lee Holmes partnering with Murray River Organics

    In this episode we hear from organic living and gut-health author Lee Holmes, who is partnering with Murray River Organics to create delicious and wholesome new recipes. Lee, creator of much-loved blog Supercharge your Life, explains how organic produce first piqued her interest and why she is a firm believer organic food is not only healthier, but tastes better too.

    About Murray River Organics

    Murray River Organics is a proud Australian producer, manufacturer, and marketer of certified organic food products.

    As a pioneer of large-scale organic, sustainable processes, Murray River Organics operates across 11 properties in the Sunraysia region for production of dried vine, wine grapes, table grapes and citrus, and also supports more than 35 farming families who are part of the MRO Dried Vine Grower community.

    • 25 min
    Bridget Carmady from Clemence Organics

    Bridget Carmady from Clemence Organics

    For Bridget Carmady, the motivation to create organic skincare came from a very personal experience with radiation treatment and the desire to create something to gueinly benefit those closest to her.

    The Clemence Organics skincare and cosmetics range didn’t happen overnight- it has been a labour of love, learning and the gathering of experience and quality organic ingredients over many years.

    https://www.clemenceorganics.com

    Australian Organics Limited is committed to achieving 

    • 31 min
    Owen Gwilliam, Chief Technical Officer, AOL

    Owen Gwilliam, Chief Technical Officer, AOL

    In episode 3 we chat to Owen Gwilliam, Chief Technical Officer at Australian Organic. Owen has been a part of the organic industry for the last 20 years and has conducted organic auditing, consulting, and training in 15 countries; as well as helping to re-write the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS). In this episode, we find out why Owen believes organic farming is best practice farming and what regenerative agriculture means to him.

    This podcast is sponsored by Cleavers Organic. Trust Cleaver’s for 100% delicious, certified organic meat. Plus, every Cleaver’s product is carbon neutral.

    Become a member of Australian Organic Ltd here; https://austorganic.com/membership/

    • 35 min
    Martin Meek, AOL Chairman & Partner of United Organics

    Martin Meek, AOL Chairman & Partner of United Organics

    In this episode you will meet Martin Meek. Martin is a partner at United Organics, a certified organic wholesaler specialising in fresh produce. He is also the current chairman of Australian Organic Limited.

    Learn Martin's story about how he became a part of the organic industry, how his business United Organics has had to adapt due to Covid-19, and what domestic regulation would mean for him & his business. 

    This podcast is sponsored by Cleavers Organic. Trust Cleaver’s for 100% delicious, certified organic meat. Every Cleaver’s product is carbon neutral.

    Become a member of Australian Organic Ltd here; https://austorganic.com/membership/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

5 o'clock charlie ,

Wine awards

Great podcast, I think you missed the pioneer of the organic wine on this show - David Bruer from Temple Bruer Organic wine in SA. Long before any of the guests you had in this podcast he was making Organic wines and was not seeking the fame of it all, just making good every day wines that happened to be certified organic.

Mrs Legs ,

Great info!!

Am really enjoying these podcasts! And I am learning so much!!!
Well done AO!!!

Xoekgoskajgp9078 ,

Easy Listening

Very educational, I really enjoyed listening. Looking forward to learning more.

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