The meaning of Organic
The Trade Practices Act 1974 helps to ensure that products being sold as 'organic' are in fact organic. Severe penalties can apply for selling non-organic produce as organic.
Generally, when we see something marked as Organic we naturally expect that it is reasonably 'pesticide free' which is often the main concern. Organic, unfortunately does not mean that the produce is any better than non-organic. From our experience, Certifying bodies ensure, by a process of strict bookkeeping, that pesticides and herbicides are not used on their members farms. There does not seem to be any attempt at ensuring that the farmers are actually any good at what they do or that the quality of their produce is of a standard that justifies the increased price tag.