Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Time to Taste the Difference for Organic Week

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Time to Taste the Difference for Organic Week

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Byline: Louise Parker

IT'S SOMETHING everyone is talking about.

Said to be one of the fastest-growing, most successful industries in Australia, the organic food market has begun to make its mark on Australians.

On October 1, the industry will be celebrating National Organic Week, with the theme Be Organic: Taste the difference, Feel the difference, Make a difference.

Mark Armstrong, manager of Go Natural Foods in Hervey Bay, says the popularity of organic food is down to the media coverage it has received in recent years.

"They are free from chemicals and fertilisers, as opposed to the everyday supermarket foods."

Mr Armstrong said there were many benefits to consuming organic food products.

"People also tend to prefer the taste of organic foods as they have more of a natural, raw flavour.

"Not only this, but in most cases organic products contain a higher percentage of minerals than chemically treated foods. …

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