Job offersmore »
- Technical Sales Representative Trainee - Ancaster, Ontario
- International Account Manager City Farming - Horticulture LED Solutions
- CEO for a leading Agri-Business working on an international basis
- Greenhouse Operations Lead - Alberta, Canada
- Commercial Head Grower - Newark, NJ (USA)
- IPM & Pollination Specialist (ornamentals) - Western Europe
- Regional Sales Manager - USA
- General Manager Operations - Australia
- International Account manager Horticulture LED Solutions - Netherlands
- Plant Specialist Horticulture Northern Europe
Top 5 - yesterday
Top 5 - last week
- "We are building a global brand, it's not just about selling apples"
- "Our Kissabel apples go beyond offering a new variety"
- “An auction is a good way to sell large volumes in a short time”
- Accu-Label customizes labeling solutions and introduces new tray labeler
- “Our Edipeel product keeps ripe avocados ripe for twice as long”
Top 5 - last month
- Dominican Republic evaluates damage after Hurricane Maria
- India: New packaging technologies for South America
- California company celebrates 10 years of attending PMA’s Fresh Summit
- "We hope the arrival of Spanish lemons will reactivate the market in Europe"
- Peru: French company is interested in dried organic produce
Exchange ratesmore »
Bioland critisizes increasing import of potatoes
Germany: "Organic potatoes kept in stock unacceptable"
The German organic-association Bioland is critical about the increase of imported organic potatoes from Israel and Egypt. According to the association there are large volumes high value goods in warehouses in Germany. "This course of action is against the wishes of consumers for more local product. With a view to the social discussion about wasting of food it is unacceptable that German organic potatoes are now remaining in storehouses and rot as a result" Bioland chairman Jan Plagge says.
The organic growers work all year to produce high quality potatoes. Therefore Bioland also agree in favour of a longer selling period. "The efforts of our growers to offer the best quality during the whole year must be rewarded," as per Christian Landzettel, Bioland consultant.
Plagge also stresses that the organic potato cultivation has negative consequences for Egypt and Israel. "Especially in dry areas the costs of irrigation are very high. It is simply impossible to cultivate in a sustainable way."
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector: