Group formed to promote biological agriculture

Wednesday, 26 April, 2006

The Biological Farmers of Australia has formed a sub committee to promote the principles, benefits and good practices of biological agriculture.

BFA CEO Paul Dargusch said that the broad objectives of the Bionutrients sub committee is to advocate the advantages of biological agriculture and educate people about best practice.

"We often hear about the state of the environment and the various initiatives that are launched to reduce degradation. Through the Allowed Inputters " companies whose products are approved for use in organic farming " we have a wealth of knowledge about biological agriculture and the benefits it provides," Mr Dargusch said.

"The biological agriculture industry is growing and it is time there is a representative group that can clear up some of the myths surrounding this industry and communicate sound, well researched information to farmers, government and peak bodies."

The sub committee aims to bring together the biological sector and partner with other organisations that are focused on sustainability in agriculture.

"The role of the sub committee will be to provide accurate information for these growers and demonstrate to the broader industry that sustainability goals are achievable." Mr Dargusch said.

The members of the Bionutrients sub committee are Graeme Sait (Nutritech), Helen Pressdee (NutriSmart), Richard Jackson (Richard Jackson & Associates), Robert Drewitt (Suncorp Bank), Sam Catalano (Pacific Mineral Developments), Mike McCosker (Australian BioLife), Greg Paynter (ACO) and David Hardwick (ACO).

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