22 Sep 2010

Maori organic certification system being launched

6:42 am on 22 September 2010

Te Waka Kai Ora will on Wednesday launch a tikanga based organic certification system.

National Maori organics authority chair Percy Tipene says products which pass muster can carry a new produce label - Hua Parakore - showing it is kai atua or food fit for the gods.

He told Waatea News that Maori organic farming requires a fundamental change of approach, to redesign the landscape.