Displaying items by tag: organic


Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; plgContentJw_sigpro has a deprecated constructor in /home/wakkorg/public_html/plugins/content/jw_sigpro/jw_sigpro.php on line 19

What are the characteristics of organic consumers?

The national survey which we have quoted above showed that organic food consumers are more likely to be women, (44 per cent of women claimed to have consumed some organic food compared to 34 per cent of men). 

The research also suggests that organic consumers are well educated and have at least middle-level incomes. However, there were many people who claimed to consume organic food who did not fit this pattern, suggesting that organic food consumption has become more mainstream


Published in Organic Inspiration
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:35

Fresh Organic Food

Why Go Organic?


In one survey, the reasons why people consumed organic foods were to avoid pesticides (70 percent), eat fresh food (68 percent), maintain health and nutrition (67 percent), and avoid genetically modified foods (55 percent) (3). However, some people choose to eat organic food for ethical purposes, which is commendable.

Most organic food advocates I’ve spoken to eat organic foods because they feel organic foods are safer. “I don’t like chemicals in my foods,” they say. Or they might say, “Natural has to be safer than artificial.” 

organic-consumer

 

“Consumers are often willing to pay more for products they believe are produced in the most sustainable way possible, but we have shown that the organic methods available are not always the most sustainable choice,” says Bahlai.

The Institute of Food Technologists issued a “scientific status summary” on the organic foods industry (9). Here is an excerpt from that summary:

organic-food-choices“Organic fruits and vegetables possess fewer pesticide residues and lower nitrate levels than do conventional fruits and vegetables.

People want organic food!

 

Foodie Mark Bittman and this great website, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen, share the results from, what they say is, a “shocking” new survey from Thompson Reuters and NPR Health about organic food.

Results showed that 58% of all Americans want organic food.

That is so amazing and I hope the numbers keeps growing. Watch out Monsanto, we’re a coming!

The other positive outcomes are that age, race, salary and education have no relevance to who wants organic and who doesn’t. 62% of people under the age of 35, given a choice, prefer to eat organic food. It also showed that people of all income levels prefer organic, which negates the long time thinking that only the rich could afford or wanted to afford organic foods.

...When asked most people knew why organic foods are best. Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen blog says, “You don’t need a college education to understand that chemical toxins are going to harm you and your children, 52.7% of people with a high school diploma or higher prefer organic.”

Another interesting finding, 12.9% think organic tastes better while 12.6% think non-organic foods taste better. It makes me laugh really because it just goes to show how trained and used to chemical-filled foods we are. Organic foods are so pure, clean and raw the way food is supposed to taste.

I’m so happy to hear about these results. We are finally teaming together to fight back. We have taken on smoking, drinking and drugs.

Now is the time to take on the food industry and protect our families.


Published in Organic Farming
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:35

Australian Organics

It’s hard to believe someone hasn’t done this already! But all good ideas have their time. We believe the time is now.

koala-foundationsmy

To increase brand recognition and celebrate our Aussie roots, the internationally recognised Koala is our mascot. Our cute Aussie Koala’s are known the world over, and are an iconic ambassador for Australia. But, sadly, they are now endangered. We want to help and ensure their survival. 

We donate a portion of the profits from all Wakkas Organics food outlets to the Australian Koala Foundation.

Organic Fast Food! This is such a simple but timely idea! Now everyone can enjoy delicious, healthy organic food, but it’s not some weird or exotic fairy food! Enjoy great genuine traditional tasty burgers, fries, salads, juice, and delicious organic coffee on the go. Keep up with living knowing you are eating fast, healthy organic food from your local wakkas outlet. And it could be a nice thought to have organic food delivered to your home when you are eating in..

Published in Nutrition & Organics
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:33

Organic Fast Food Franchise

In recent decades, Australian’s have become more health conscious and aware of the consequences of poor diet. American fast food chains have become a familiar feature of modern life. With all of us experiencing increasing time pressures, they offer great advantages as a business model in terms of efficiency, affordabaility and convenience. But they have also developed a bad image and reputation for their blandness, fat content and negative health outcomes.  

We understand that some people are just too busy in their lives to worry about this organic food idea. But imagine if you were able to get all your favourite fast foods, with the speed and convenience of a modern hi-tech drive through restaurant, while knowing it was safe and nutricious, great tasting, highest quality organic food? 

Well, you know, that’s exactly the idea behind our brand new chain of Australian organic fast food outlets, we call Wakkas Organics - the new, natural and healthy alternative - organic food to go! Delicious, healthy organic food, now at prices you can afford! And so fast and convenient! 

It’s a great new business and health concept that is right up with the times. Real, restaurant quality organic food, but at fast food prices! 

At Wakkas Organics, it’s so easy to be healthy! 

By combining the best modern business concepts and economic efficiencies of the contemporary fast food restaurant model with the positive, health conscious and wholesome image associated with organic food, it is easy to see the Wakkas Organics Restaurants franchise network as a timely innovation that has huge potential as a profitable and ethical investment.

Published in Organic Consumer
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:33

Mulching

Mulching means covering the ground with a layer of loose material such as compost, manure, straw, dry grass, leaves or crop residues. Green vegetation is not normally used as it can take a long time to decompose and can attract pests and fungal diseases. Mulches have several effects on the soil which help to improve plant growth:
• Decreasing water loss due to evaporation
• Reducing weed growth by reducing the amount of light reaching the soil
• Preventing soil erosion
• Increasing the number of micro-organisms in the top soil
• Adding nutrients to the soil and improving soil structure
• Adding organic matter to the soil

Alternative mulching materials include black plastic sheeting or cardboard.
However these materials do not add nutrients to the soil or improve its structure
Published in Organic Food
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:31

Organic Gardening

The modern organic farming movement began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of farmers and consumers sought an alternative to the industrialisation of agriculture. Of key importance to these farmers and consumers was caring for the soil and the natural processes upon which agriculture depends, including not using degrading inputs such as artificial fertilisers and synthetic chemicals. 

Published in Organic Food
Monday, 13 August 2012 19:46

Fruit and Vegetables

Organic Food

Published in Downloads
Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:50

About Us

The modern organic farming movement began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of farmers and consumers sought an alternative to the industrialisation of agriculture. Of key importance to these farmers and consumers was caring for the soil and the natural processes upon which agriculture depends, including not using degrading inputs such as artificial fertilisers and synthetic chemicals. 

Byron Bay Organics is is based in the home of organic food in the Northern Rivers area of NSW and is certified and accredited by the Biological Farmers of Australia. 

Byron Bay Organics is in partnership with the leading and original Australian organic food distributor Australian Organic Network, a company with strong long term relationships with certified organic farmers right across Australia. 

Founder of Australian Organic Network is Ben Debs, one of the most resourceful and knowledgeable persons in organics in Australia, with farming, marketing and project management experience. He has been recognised for his inspiring story by Australian TV’s Today Tonight program. 

Introduction 

Welcome to Byron Bay Organics. From the green hills of Australia’s beautiful Byron Bay, we bring you fresh, wholesome, tasty organic food, full of nutrients and with zero toxins, just the way Nature intended. 

We are certified by the Australian Certified Organic, (ACO) to guarantee the safety and purity of the food we grow. We bring you the very best in healthy organic foods and believe in it’s valuable health and environmental benefits. 

Well, some people are not too sure what organic food actually is. Organic, means wholesome foods, that are grown in natural nutrient-rich soil, using traditional farming methods, with no artificial inputs. 

Organic farmers build up the soil, so it is rich in important nutrients. They don’t add any artificial chemicals, preservatives or toxic sprays that endanger health. It is natural, wholesome food, grown to National Standards by people who care about food quality. 

We understand that some people are just too busy in their lives to worry about this organic food idea. But imagine if you were able to get all your favourite fast foods, with the speed and convenience of a modern hi-tech drive through restaurant, while knowing it was safe and nutricious, great tasting, highest quality organic food? 

Well, you know, that’s exactly the idea behind our brand new chain of Australian organic fast food outlets, we call Wakkas Organics - the new, natural and healthy alternative - organic food to go! Delicious, healthy organic food, now at prices you can afford! And so fast and convenient! 

It’s a great new business and health concept that is right up with the times. Real, restaurant quality organic food, but at fast food prices! 

At Wakkas Organics, it’s so easy to be healthy! 

Published in Pages
Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:06

The Team

Founder of Australian Organic Network is Ben Debs, one of the most resourceful and knowledgeable persons in the organic food industry in Australia, with farming, marketing and project management experience. He has been recognised for his inspiring story by Australian TV’s Today Tonight program.

 

Well known Musician and media designer Dr. Barry Ferrier (below) is the founder of Byron Bay Organics.

BARRYF-CU

Published in Organic Inspiration
Saturday, 11 August 2012 13:02

Company Mission

Our Background is Organics.

The two founding partners that are behind developing this innovative idea have established a long and successful track record in the Organic Food Industry and in marketing and bring this valuable real world experience, supply chain and industry networks to the project, to make the supply and certified quality challenges achievable, and give the enterprise a practical, realistic and efficient business foundation.

Growing the Organic Food market.

High prices deter potential consumers.

We don’t plan to directly compete with established fast food chains and there will be a some price difference, but we believe we can make it small enough to actually be competitive in this market and thus create new demand for organic food.

Surveys conducted in 2000 and 2001 showed that 28 per cent of respondent Australian consumers were unwilling to pay any price premium at all for organic products. Between 18 and 21 per cent more of respondents were unsure if they would pay a premium (Sofres T 2001, The Organics Market Briefing Paper, unpublished report, quoted in The Australian Organic Industry: A Summary. Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). 

This report also quotes a representative of one prominent supermarket chain, who told the researchers that from their experience ordinary consumers would not be prepared to pay a price premium above 15 per cent for organic foods. 

This same Commonwealth Government funded survey found that expanding sales from the dedicated organic consumer to the general consumer may ultimately depend on a drop in prices. 

Because of our unique position within the supply side of the organic food industry, we aim to place our products comfortably within that 15% margin and capitalise on the growing awareness of the ordinary consumer that food quality and diet make a real difference to health outcomes, life expectancy and quality of life. Positive effects on the environment are a bonus.

Many towns in Australia have rejected the well known Americanised fast food chains. We believe these towns such as Byron Bay, Maleney and Torquay are the perfect starting point for building our chain. Our branding and approach is uniquely Australian and our slant definitively organic. We believe communities who instinctively have rejected the Mult-national approach will respond to an Australian based healthy alternative, that capitalises on the speed and convenience of the drive-through business model but offers the food security of 'certified organic'.

Published in Organic Certification