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Himachal Pradesh: 39,790 Indian farmers switching to organic farming

The supply of fresh green vegetables and juicy apple and pears from Himachal Pradesh to the entire north of India will become even more healthy, as 39,790 farmers have switched over to organic farming.In this hill state, about 21,773 hectares of arable land were brought under the organic farming. The state.....

Organic grower promotes Fair Trade in new berry business

Wholesum Harvest, a company that focuses exclusively on growing organic produce, has ventured into the berry business. Wholesum Berries, the name of the joint venture, is owned by Wholesum Family Farms as well as organic berry growers across the Americas. The group began the new partnership after being.....

Geoff White confirmed as keynote speaker at OPS 2018

Geoff White, President of Albertson’s Own Brands, including the O organic brand, has been announced as the third keynote presenter at the Organic Produce Summit 2018, this coming July in Monterey, CA.As President of Own Brands, White is responsible for furthering the growth, development, and innovation of the.....

Poland: Bakalland launches new line of organic nuts and dried fruits

Consumers attach more and more importance to healthy lifestyles and caring for the environment, which is why the demand for organic products is on the rise. "As a response to this, Bakalland is expanding its range with a new line of BIO delicacies. The brand portfolio will be enriched with the most popular.....

Extended season for Washington's organic apples

With a rise in production volume and a later-than-normal harvest start last fall, Washington’s organic apples are enjoying an extended season. Organic fruit with high starch reserves at harvest is kept in controlled atmosphere storage to extend the season of great-quality organic apples.Wide organic range;.....

Zurich wholesaler delivers traditional sprout variety in organic quality

“Apart from two interruptions, watercress is in our assortment year-round”

The watercress is by far the most lavish variety in the sprout and seedling area. Although this unique product is now largely sourced from England and Spain, Swiss wholesalers still sell regional products, grown in the traditional way. That means; in special pools with clean spring water and -of course- cut.....

Supply and quality largely satisfactory

"There are hardly any quality problems with Italian organic spinach’

News from Italy's major growing areas was anything but positive last week. Due to the low temperatures, the supply of goods and the quality of the products were seriously threatened. But according to procurement manager Emanuela Martella of the specialized organic supplier Ögema GmbH, the consequences in terms.....

Conventional pineapples are being exported as organic products

Costa Rica: Government accused of ignoring organic pineapple issue

The Commission of Control of the Income and Public Expenditure of the Legislative Assembly is investigating a suspected export fraud in which conventional pineapples were exported as organic pineapples, which would endanger the country's brand in the international market and the future of genuine organic.....

Canada

Organic grower boosts cucumber and bell pepper production

Organics grower Origin Organic Farms is back this season with a demand-driven crop of long English cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes-on-the-vine from Delta, B.C. While cucumber harvest began in mid-February, tomatoes and peppers will follow mid-April. The full range of OriginO-branded items will be.....

Eduardo Costa, manager of IMG:

"Buyers appreciate being able to buy the entire bio range from one trader"

The demand for organic products has continued to increase in recent years, which is motivating many producers who wish to specialise in their cultivation. As a result, the supply is growing significantly and profit margins are becoming gradually smaller.Spain is the world's largest producer of organic.....

Increase in demand for foodservice side of organic produce

Once organics like kale came into fashion, there was a dramatic increase and expansion in the demand for organic produce. The retail market has always been present as consumers increasingly changed their buying patterns but things are shifting in foodservice. Consumers on the business end are now requesting.....

Slovenia needs new policies on organic farming

Last Tuesday in Ljubljana, during a panel discussion on the development of organic farming, Agriculture Minister Dejan Židan said Slovenia needs new policies that will address current challenges.While the number of organic farms in Slovenia is increasing, the participants of the event hosted by the National.....

Italian product still a niche product, despite growth

Germany: ‘Organic marketers and gastronomy very interested in salsola’

Salsola is here! The unique herb was hardly available in Germany a few years ago, but is currently appearing more and more often. Especially weekly market traders, specialized organic shops and - not least - upscale gastronomy have already shown their interest in this Italian product. Nonetheless, for the.....

Prices stable, supply and consumption balancing out

Germany: ‘Proportion of organic potatoes growing, contrary to trend’

The producers as well as the marketers of fresh potatoes are experiencing difficult times. Because of the aggressive imports of French traders and their products, there are currently considerable surpluses in the German large-scale warehouses, with corresponding price dips. How different the mood is at.....

Mexico offers extensive organic produce options to North American consumers

Increased organic supply has competition getting fierce – the future of Mexican grown organic produce will include smaller gaps in supply and long-term seasonal pricing. It will be good for the end customer but will create more challenges for organic producers.Competition between small growers and.....

Idai Nature opens new subsidiary in Switzerland

Idai Nature has taken another step forward in its international expansion strategy with the opening of a new subsidiary: Idai Nature Suisse.Idai Nature's range of fertilizers and the products of Idai Premium are entering a market in which organic agriculture has become highly dynamic over the last 10 years. It.....

Max F. Dohme, supplier of organic mushrooms:

‘We are trending towards brown mushrooms’

Until the early 2000s, the German mushroom market was largely dominated by canned and processed products. Nowadays, absolute freshness determines events in the specialist and retail trade and the share of organic products is also growing gradually.The Max F. Dohme company - a subsidiary of the Dohme Group -.....

India now has over 30% of world’s organic producers

India has since long been part of the organic farming revolution. It has over 160 million hectares of arable land. According to the World of Organic Agriculture Report 2018, India has the largest number of organic producers in the world.With over 835,000 certified organic producers, it is home to more than 30.....

Italy: Almost 500 tons of produce illegally sold as organic

The added value provided by organic produce sometimes leads producers not to play by the rules; so much so that the authorities have had to intervene once again to restore the order.Tax officers from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Inspectors from Unità Investigativa Centrale dell'ICQRF (Fraud repression.....

Demand stable despite tough competition

Germany: "Our big advantage is the Bio and Fair Trade certification"

The continuous supply of fresh pineapples leads to a constant range of goods both in the conventional and in the organic sector. Accordingly, middlemen or importers each have to shop inexpensively to generate profits. Despite this fierce competition in today's exotic trade, Kipepeo has been successful for.....

Biofach 2018

Highlighting the advantages of organically produced products at the point of sale

As part of the NRW joint stand at Biofach 2018 in Nuremberg, Landgard has demonstrated how creative sales concepts and licensing cooperation with strong partners are promoting the special advantages of organically produced products to the point of sale. "For us, Biofach was once again an important platform for.....

Mexico: Michoacan leads organic mango production

In the last three years, Michoacan has positioned itself as the leading state for the production of organic mangoes, with the endorsement of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).Xavier Chavez Contreras, the president of the Mango Product System in the state, said that the state currently has.....

Spain consumes 14% more organic foods

The consumption of organic foods in Spain grew by 14% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the study: "Myths and realities about the consumption of organic products".The study, carried out by the consultant specialised in market products Kantar Worldpanel and Fundació La Pedrera, highlights that the main.....

Indian West Coast: Goa to have 500 organic farming clusters

Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai recently announced that there are plans to create 10,000 organic farming clusters all over India under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana. It is intended that Goa will get 500 of these organic clusters. Vijai Sardesai: “A debate has been going on whether the fruits and.....

Organic food consumption continues to increase in Europe

The consumption of organic food in Europe generated sales worth 33,500 million Euro in 2016; 11.4% more than in the previous year. Of this, 30,700 million Euro corresponded to the European Union (+12%), which is the second most important market after the United States. The data was published in the yearbook.....

European Court of Auditors examining organic food control system

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit of organic-food checks in the EU. The examination will encompass the control system governing the production, processing, distribution and import of organic products. They will also try to assess whether consumers can now have greater confidence that.....

Italy is not culturally ready for biodynamic agriculture

Various types of cabbage and pumpkins produced in summer but commercialised in winter and mainly destined to the British market - fresh-cut products, edible flowers and lettuce - this is the range currently available fromAmico Bio. Amico Bio's team at Fruit Logistica 2018.Established in 1994 as a family.....

Italy: Organic Royal Gala, Williams pears and seedless grapes doing great

VIDEO"Autumn products have gone very well for Canova, a company, part of Apofruit, specialising in organic produce," explains Ernesto Fornari, Canova director, who also confirmed that organic produce has become increasingly popular in Germany as well."The autumn season went very well: Royal Gala apples sold at.....