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Global Focus — Organics
Austrian organic sales decreased by 0.6 %
In Austria the sale of organic productsdecreased slightly last year. More and more exotics appear on the market. The organic marketin Austria grew fast over the last few years, a double-figure growth even. In 2011 for the first time growth took a breather. The retail sales decreased by 0.6 percent to.....
Famous quotes contest continues through March, but with a twist
US: Organics Unlimited promotes quality through social involvement
Continuing their mission to promote “quality” throughout the industry, Organics Unlimited will be furthering efforts with another contest this March. While encouraging interactivity through social media, Organics Unlimited is keeping the game fresh with the end goal of promoting quality.At the end of.....
US: New organic fruit from CF Fresh
CF Fresh, a marketer of fresh organic fruit based in Washington state, will import the Durondeau pear this season. It will be the first time CF Fresh imports the organic variety of the pear to the United States.The Durondeau pear, also known as De Tongres, originated in Belgium, according to Addie Pobst of.....
Organic herb grower Vegobel grows 30 kinds of potted herbs
Vegobel is an organic herb farm in Duffel, a village just outside Antwerp, Belgium. it's a modern family company of 3.5 hectares. 30 kinds of potted herbs are grown, from normal herbs such as: basil, rosemary, celery, dill, thyme, coriander, to real specialities such as lemon verbena, red sorrel or even.....
US (WI): Senator vows continued support for organic growers
US senator Herb Kohl has vowed to continue supporting organic farming during his final year in office. “In my experience in the Senate, nothing has been more satisfying for me than to see the growth and development of organic farming,” Kohl told the nation’s largest organic farming conference Friday in La.....
India: Agro-biodiversity benefits from organic production
The preservation of indigenous crop strains, a strong political will and a movement towards organic farming were the subjects for a discussion on agro biodiversity that took place at the Vasundhara International Film Festival this week.A group of seven farmers from various parts of the country exhibited.....
"10,000 new organic companies required"
BÖLW: Organic turnover in Germany 61.5 billion Euro
The sale of organic products in Germany increased by nine percent in 2011 compared to the previous year. These figures were published byBund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) on Tuesday. The turnover increased from 6.02 billion Euro in 2010 to 6.59 billion Euro in 2011. "This growth is.....
World premier Ariza: organic and Fairtrade certified apple juice concentrate
Ariza Ltd is proudly presened a world premier at the BioFach 2012: the first organic and Fairtrade certified apple juice concentrate.The organic apple growing project is located in the province Nigxia, in the north of China. The cooperation consists of 76 growers, that grow their apples on 318 hectares. They.....
US: USDA-EU organic agreement could spur exports
The recent agreement between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the European Union (EU) to harmonize organic certification programs will make it easier for US organic growers to ship produce to Europe. Although the effect of the agreement will not take effect until this summer and it's not clear the.....
India forces itself onto European organic market
India has ambitious objectives: The country wants to increase its organic export from 375 million US dollars to 1 billion dollars within a period of four years. The government will be assisted in this by countless small growers, who in this country have already produced 'organically'. "For the Indian.....
Awe Sum Organics prepares for a strong imported organic apple and pear season
Awe Sum Organics is looking forward to another substantial season long program of imported organic apples from New Zealand, Chile and Argentina and organic pears from Argentina. Awe Sum continues to import by far the largest volume of organic apples to North America from the southern hemisphere,.....
Swiss supply of organic top fruit above average
The supply of organic top fruit in Switzerland at the end of January was clearly above the average of previous years. The supply of organic apples was 3,159 tonnes at the end of January, Bio Suisse and Swisscofel recently reported. 325 tonnes was sold in January, and average score. In the second half of the.....
Turnover per company 59,000 Euro on average
German organic cultivation higher turnover despite lower harvest
Despite the lower harvest in 2010 the German organic cultivators generated 19 percent more turnover. Whilst the grain harvest and the harvest of various vegetables, potatoes and seed fruits was less than a year before, the turnover increased by around 19 percent to 1.3 billion Euro. This meant the organic.....
Sweden: Organic strawberries better pollination rate
A study, led by Georg Andersson of Lund University in Sweden, investigated the effect of organic farming, compared to conventional practices on the pollination success in strawberries. They found that the pollination success increased greatly with organic, and speculate that this effect may be due to an.....