May 23, 2008, James Ferre
The Tasmanian Government is looking to the organic farming industry to improve food security.
The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, David Llewellyn, opened the �Organic Conversion and Expansion’ conference in Launceston and pledged his support to organic farming.
�Tasmania has a natural, clean, green image, and Tasmanian organic products rate highly in quality against other national and international products,� said Mr Llewellyn.
Mr Llewellyn stressed that the organic industry was well placed in the marketing of its products to the world and urged industry to continue the push to satisfy consumer demand for regular supply and consistent quality.
Mr Llewellyn said the Organic Coalition of Tasmania, which convened the conference with the Department of Primary Industries and Water, has a key role to play in the future growth of the industry along with the Organic Federation of Australia.
�The Organic Coalition has already shown leadership in fostering partnerships between the industry and Government,� said Mr Llewellyn.
recent findings show increasing interest in organic food is being driven by parents concern for their child’s health.