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Organic sector growing in Switzerland
The organic sector in Switzerland is beating records. In 2013 turnover was over the 2 billion franc line for the first time ever. Market share for organic produce has gone up to 6.9% compared to 6.3% in 2012, according to Bio Suisse. The organic produce umbrella organisation announced in a press release that.....
AU: Online market grows SE garlic sales
Technology has proven beneficial for a pair of local business owners who are breaking into the produce market.Liz Crowley and Rob Wallis have an organic garlic farm just out of Naracoorte and have experienced booming online sales, selling to customers all over Australia.Using the Australia Post initiative.....
Organic Alexander Lucas pears coming to market in April
Organic Alexander Lucas pears are back this spring, brought to the North American market by Viva Tierra Organic, Inc. This little-known heirloom variety has a dedicated following among pear connoisseurs who look forward to its brief season. The Alexander Lucas, known as Alex Lucas among friends, is a.....
China: First Chongqing's certified organic citrus
Chongqing's first organic late maturing citrus is now in the market. This "W Murcott" organic citrus variety has attracted a lot of attention.According to the organic agricultural technology expert Yu Bin, this kind of orange has just acquired its organic certification February of this year, a first in the.....
Balancing quality and impact:
Fairtrasa Holland celebrates its first Birthday
Peter Abma is an experienced businessman who has been in the organic fruit and vegetable industry for the past 14 years. In April 2013, he merged his company Organic Fruit and Vegetable B.V. with the Fairtrasa Group, establishing Fairtrasa Holland. As the company celebrates its first year today, the.....
UK: Deal signed to make organic export to China cheaper
Soil Association Certification and China’s organic certification body, Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC), have entered into a unique partnership that makes it cheaper and simpler for the UK’s organic businesses to export to China.Demand for organic products in China is growing rapidly, with the market.....
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Food giants overtook organic business
Wal-Mart announced today it will increase its efforts to snap up more of the market for organic food, launching a line of products that will undercut the competition by 25%. In an industry long defined by its premium prices, the entry of a brutal cost competitor like Wal-Mart means interesting times ahead.....
Chile, on the verge of achieving organic farming certification system with the EC
On March 12, 2014, the European Union responded to the request made by Chile to be included in the European list of third countries recognized in Annex III of European regulation 1235/2008 as being the equivalent in organic farming; a process in which Chile has been working towards for several years.In its.....
Austria Organic Guarantee opens office in Bulgaria
Austria Organic guarantee, Austria's largest company in the area of organic certification is the thirteenth body to now offer its services in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian organic market is growing, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de.At the moment the country has over 4,000 producers. Many of them now grow.....
Peru: Organic banana exports endangered by red spot
Since the plants have weakened and there have been water shortages, pests have increased in several hectares of organic bananas. However, "the red spot could endanger the export of this product," said Juan Carlos Risco Navarrete, assistant Urban and Rural Productive Manager of the Sullanera Commune.He.....
Around 16.7% in 2014
Peru: Organic banana exports down this year
This year, a total of 103,833 tonnes of Peruvian organic bananas are expected to be exported; approximately 16.7% less than in 2013, when the volume shipped reached 124,600 tonnes, as reported by the president of the National Banana Association (JNB), Valentín Ruiz Delgado."Peru is currently exporting 100.....
European Commission on organics: regulations must be tightened
The European Commission has proposed to tighten the regulations for organic products and to align them, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de. This goes for both European and imported products. This should fix the faults in the current system and meet the wishes of consumers and producers. The.....
New regulations to reduce it
EU: Organic agriculture hampered by fraud
The organic food sector has become a massive source of fraud in Europe, which has naturally raised concerns in Brussels. The overarching problem is that demand for such products has multiplied by four in the past ten years, as consumers increasingly look for fresher and better quality food.The situation has.....
Government invests in La Cruz de Manzanillo project
Dominican Republic becoming world's largest organic banana exporter
The minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic, Luis Ramón Rodríguez, says that the investment made by president Danilo Medina in the project La Cruz de Manzanillo has helped consolidate the country as the world's largest organic banana exporter, as this productive unit has been expanded with 25 new.....