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BioCultura comes to a close in Seville

Organic market consolidates in southern Spain

On Sunday, 12 March, the fair BioCultura Sevilla came to a close after three intense days of transactions and all kinds of activities related to organic food and natural life. The organizers have highlighted the remarkable number of visitors and the great influx of professionals from all provinces of.....

Organic products gaining ground in Italy

"Every morning, we analyse the organic market; its prices, the volumes we have available, etc., to make sure that the growers get the best possible price for their products," states Manuela Benedetti, CEO at Blife. In a market such as the Italian, where there is fierce competition from other countries, such.....

Italy: Apple and pear organic production increasing in Piedmont

"Organic production in Piedmont increased considerably in 2016, especially for what concerns apples - 680 hectares, 12.4% of the total cultivated area - and pears - 389 hectares, 29.5% of the total. Agrion is the regional authority for organic production statistics in Europe. The trend is increasing, as.....

Organic prices lower than traditional prices in Sicily

Aziende Majorana are now managed by the fifth generation of a family with a long agricultural tradition.Jacopo Majorana has managed the company for the past few years. A young entrepreneur who, after graduating from Bocconi, relaunched the business combining tradition, innovation and love for the land.In the.....

Ecoveg has expansion plans

“Price pressure also becoming more noticeable in organics”

Ecoveg is a company that has been packing and trading organic products for years already. “Our own cultivation company Hamerlinck grows half our products, and we also market product from third parties,” says owner Krist Hamerlinck. He enjoyed an education that was related to horticulture, and through his.....

Costa Rica: Two companies investigated over organic pineapple fraud

Two companies from San Carlos, which are engaged in the production and export of pineapples to the United States and the European Union, are being investigated. The State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) is looking into the Congelados del Valle Verde and Del Valle Verde Corp. SA companies.Some of the aspects.....

EU and Chile sign mutual recognition agreement for organic farming

On Monday, the countries of the European Union approved the signing of a mutual recognition agreement with Chile regarding the regulations for the production and control of organic farming, which ensures that EU and Chilean organic products will be able to enter the each other's market without additional.....

India: Kerala to market 'Kerala Brand' organic vegetables

The Kerala government will soon launch ‘Kerala Brand’ organic vegetables in the market to promote pesticide-free vegetables grown by farmers.Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar told the Assembly that steps were in train to sell the organic vegetables, grown in selected clusters across the state, under.....

EU and Chile sign mutual recognition agreement for organic farming

On Monday, the countries of the European Union approved the signing of a mutual recognition agreement with Chile regarding the regulations for the production and control of organic farming, which ensures that EU and Chilean organic products will be able to enter the each other's market without additional.....

Fresh produce costs considerably more in Switzerland than in Austria

In order to compare the price level of fresh produce in Switzerland and Austria, the costs of a shopping cart worth of food was analysed. This was based on the monthly requirements for different food groups for a family with two children. The evaluation for the year 2016 shows that in Switzerland, the.....

EU-Chile: Council signs agreement on trade in organic products

On 6 March 2017, the Council adopted a decision on the signing of an agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products. Thanks to the agreement, the EU and Chile will soon recognise the equivalence of their respective rules and control systems as regards organic.....

REWE Group replaces plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables with laser logo

The abolition of plastic bags was only the beginning for REWE Group. The company has set itself the goal of completely eliminating unnecessary packaging from its shelves, without risking a faster spoilage or violating the legally required declarations of products. A new invention is now to replace outer.....

Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide is presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International in the statistical yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture".The positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand is increasing,.....

Great expansion due to rise of subtropicals and Bio products

Spain: "More countries are consuming organic products"

According to Nicolás Oheix, of Alcoaxarquía Bio, the organic products segment has gone from being a trend to practically becoming the norm. "Today it is more common to sell organic fruits in the market than in the past, and there are more and more countries that are joining the list of consumers. We export.....

Organic coloured chard very popular this year

"We have just run out, demand is very high this year," reports Michelangelo Loizzi when asked about the harvesting and sale of organic coloured chard."The average price is €2.00/kg and volumes are not abundant due to the snow at the start of the year. We cultivate these varieties on 10 hectares but, this.....

Canada reaches new milestones in domestic organic production

Total organic agricultural land is increasing in Canada. The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)'s latest research has revealed 5,053 certified organic operations in Canada, accounting for 2.43 million acres of land."Canada's organic sector continues to rely on the voluntary disclosure of data by.....

China works further towards sustainable farming with organic fertilizers

In February, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) released a plan to pilot a fertilizer-replacement program by the end of 2017 in 100 counties and districts. Over the years, Chinese farmers have grown dependent on chemical fertilizers to boost output, but that dependency has taken its toll on the land.....

Canada reaches new milestones in domestic organic production

Total organic agricultural land is increasing in Canada. The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)'s latest research has revealed 5,053 certified organic operations in Canada, accounting for 2.43 million acres of land."Canada's organic sector continues to rely on the voluntary disclosure of data by.....

Spain: El Corte Inglés opens first organic food department

El Corte Inglés has opened La Biosfera (The Biosphere), its first organic food department, at one of its stores in the city of Valencia, where it will offer over 1,500 products. The initiative will be expanded to 19 other supermarkets before next autumn and will be accompanied by a new brand, 'El Corte.....

Italy: Organic sector to continue growing over the next six years

"The sector will grow for another 5-6 years," reported Tom Fusato, sales manager for Brio Spa, during the "Agricoltura biologica, un'opportunità per il territorio" convention held on 28th February 2017 in Zevio (Verona).Tom Fusato, sales manager for Brio Spa"Retailers are now organising themselves to sell.....

Biofach and Vivaness 2017 tops 50,000 visitors

The exhibition duo consisting of Biofach, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, set a new record in 2017 by welcoming a total of 51,453* trade visitors through their doors. People travelled to Nuremberg for the industry.....

Denmark has the largest market share of organic products

According to The Local Denmark, organic products have an 8.4 percent market share in Denmark, which makes it the highest in the world. A new international report highlights just how popular organic food has become in Denmark.The report states that organic products account for 8.4 percent of the total food.....