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Organic

Huge scam involving organic fruit and vegetables discovered in Sicily

Huge scam discovered in Sicily. Fruit and vegetables sold as organic both in Italy and abroad were actually grown using traditional pesticides. The investigated entrepreneurs also seem to have received€1 million worth of European funds destined for organic agriculture.Revenue officers searched nine "organic".....

Switzerland:

Coop launches reusable bag for fruit and vegetables

Coop Switzerland has recently started offering customers the opportunity to use a reusable bag for fruit and vegetables. The so called Multi-Bags can be used repeatedly and are made of FSC certified cellulose. Now all customers can choose the ecological alternative instead of the disposible plastic bags when.....

Association hamburg.bio founded

About one fifth of the area of the district of Hamburg is used for agricultural purposes, for example in the Altes Land and in the Vier- und Marschlanden. Almost 500 of Hamburg's gastronomic, commercial and processing companies are already operating organically. The stated goal of the Free and Hanseatic City.....

New organic food centreto feed communities across Australia

Kempsey will soon be home to the region’s first, fully certified, organic produce distribution centre which will feed communities right across Australia.Last week, work began on building the facility which will operate out of a site at South Kempsey, next to the Puma service station. Local growers of organic.....

BioCultura, held in Madrid between 9 and 12 November

Spain: "Sweet time for the organic sector"

BioCultura returns this Thursday with its 33th edition in Madrid, at a time which its director, Ángeles Parra, qualifies as sweet, given the expansion of the organic sector, even though they will continue working to promote the "eco" essence and raise the consumers' awareness.Parra pointed out that "it is true.....

Robin Fargier, Les Chalanquettes

France: "Organic product consumption is growing by 10% per year"

More and more French producers are changing to organic farming. The demand is on the rise and they see niche opportunities. However, France is not the biggest consumer of organic products and that is why producers have their sights set on exporting."We haven't taken the step yet, because our production is.....

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Organic California kiwifruit producing strong quality

The latest market reports for kiwifruit indicate that shipments from Chile are basically finished, making way for California’s organic program. Growers in Northern California are providing fruit for Earthbound Organic Farm to bring more organic kiwis to the marketplace under the company’s Earthbound label......

Arava Export growers look for new markets to help increase demand

This season will be like no other, believes Omer Kamp of Arava Export Growers. “Everything we have done has brought us to the crossroad of which we find ourselves today”, says Omer. “We can no longer wait for the market to demand our products. We must take the initiative and create the demand.”Arava Export.....

French Organic sector hopes Macron comes through with €5 billion funds

The French organic sector is booming but domestic supply can't meet demand for key ingredients. The industry is therefore hoping that Macron's farm-to-fork review will step in to provide assistance - and hopefully some of the €5bn set aside in funds.France's organic sector was worth €7 billion in revenue for.....

Spain: Association of organic producers able to offer more products

Organic products are increasingly in demand; however, due to the careful work they require and the deadlines that must be met, it is difficult for growers to have a wide range of products for sale to marketers and customers.That is why it is becoming more and more common for producers of different fruits and.....

Floriza en Los Parajes Fair Trade USA certified

Floriza en Los Parajes, packed and marketed in the Aztlan Organic label, became Fair Trade USA certified. Located in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico they have 52 acres of shade houses where they grow organic, bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and anaheim, jalapeño, poblano and serrano chili peppers. All their.....

Organic producers from Denmark target German gastronomy

Twelve organic food product producers from Denmark have launched an export line in Hamburg in co-operation with the Ministry of Agriculture. They want to increase the small amount of only 0.5 percent of ecological products within the catering industry. The Danes are already considering a yearly turnover of.....

California grower shapes produce into unique Halloween decor

Pumpkins with personality

If you’ve seen a video circling around on social media about fruit in Asia that’s grown into special shapes like tiny Buddhas, one sole grower in the United States is shaping the future of some of his own produce by creating unique pumpkins that feature the likes of Frankenstein and a skull, perfect for.....

Metro Bulgaria to sell organic products in special sections

Metro Bulgaria has opened special sections for organic products in its 11 retail outlets in the country. With an area of ​​100-140 square metres within the store itself, they feature more than 1,500 food and non-food organic certified products. "Metro Bulgaria" is the first company in the METRO.....

From the Dominican Republic

Greenskin avocados coming in to the US earlier than normal

Greenskin avocado production from the Dominican Republic started much earlier than normal; growers and importers are in for a very good season, according to Desiree Morales with WP Produce.The season started as usual in mid-October, however with much more volume due to Hurricane Irma’s destruction on the.....

Stats show Hamburg has export potential for organic danish food

There is a lot of export potential south of the Danish border for organic food according to statistics released by the ministry of farming and the environment in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.According to the data, organic food makes up only 0.5 percent of the total served in the catering.....

Organic industry across the globe continues to grow

“Provisional calculations indicate that the turnover generated by the global market for organic food and drink in 2016 was close to USD 90bn. There were high growth rates in all the world’s major regions, but in North America and northern Europe in particular,” Amarjit Sahota from the London-based business.....

Italy: Alicos produces VeganOK organic products for demanding consumers

"Controlled chain from sowing to harvesting, organic and VeganOK certified open-field crops, respect for natural ripening times, hand harvesting, low-temperature processing and pasteurisation not to stress the raw material - this is the perfect mix to obtain a delicious product range," explains Alicos owner.....

Lars Wall Persson:

“Local is the new organic”

Organic is on the rise in many countries. In Sweden, these products have also conquered a fair part of the market for fruit and vegetables. A conventional banana is more difficult to find than an organic one in the Scandinavian country. Yet this trend appears to be stagnating in favour of local products, a.....

OrtoRomi and Canova sign agreement to produce extracts, soups and ready meals

The consumption of traditional fruit juice is dropping, while extracts are going strong. OrtoRomi and Canova are working together to develop organic fruit and vegetable extracts, but the cooperation will also include soups, ready meals, fresh-cut and pre-cooked products.Elio Pelosin (in the photo), president.....

Earthbound Farm to launch new organic line of riced veggies and chopped salad kits

Meeting rising consumer demand for more convenient ways to include organic vegetables in everyday meals, Earthbound Farm is launching a new line of organic riced veggies and chopped salad kits.The new items will be previewed at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show October 20 and 21, with full.....

Spain: "We are receiving orders for organic citrus"

The demand for organic citrus fruits is crossing borders and various European Union countries are trying to order this product from Spanish producers. "We don't grow organic citrus, but we do work with producers which have them available," explains Fernando Ruiz, of La Sabrosa Fruits.They have asked for their.....

Spain: Almeria's organic agriculture grows by 70% in two years

What started as the commitment of a group of producers has become the goal for Almeria's entire horticultural sector, which has been on the path towards integrated production for two decades and is now facing a new, decisive step to gain a foothold on the markets.The data published by the Government of.....