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Global Focus — Organic
Germany: Organic markets continued growth
The German organic market is continuing to grow reports German website Fruchthandel.de. In 2013 German households spent a total of 7.55 billion Euro on organic food and beverages. That is 7% more than in 2012 when 7.04 billion Euro was spent.The figures have been calculated on estimates by market experts.....
Richard Soepenberg, Frunet Bio
"Organic market still growing, particularly outside the Euro zone"
"From the beginning of the winter season we have seen more demand for organic vegetables," explained commercial manager Richard Soepenberg from Frunet Bio. "The organic market is still growing and we see this throughout all Europe, but particularly in countries outside the Euro zone, such as Scandinavian.....
EU: Fewer organic vegetables grown in 2012
European growers have cultivated organic products over more than 11 million hectares, reports the German Agricultural Information Bureau (AMI) on their website. This was a 6% increase on 2011. Approximately 2% of European farmland was given over to organic farming, and throughout the EU this percentage lay.....
New Board for a new era at IFOAM EU
The organic sector is calling for a new era, Organic 3.0, at BioFach this year – calling for and exploring the conditions for the sector’s future development. In Europe, IFOAM EU has been actively leading the sector in the call for a new European Organic Action Plan and in providing input to the regulation.....
AgrupaEjido expands organic catalogue to meet increasing demand
Demand for organic products keeps increasing in Spain and the rest of Europe, with Germany still as their largest market, after almost 60% of Germans said to consume them at the 2013 “Oekobarometer”.This past weekend, Germany became the world's best showcase for organic products with BIOFACH, in Nuremberg;.....
South Germany's largest organic greenhouse complex in use
The largest organic greenhouse complex of Southern Germany is in Aach (Baden Württemberg), and last week began its official operation, reports German website SWR.de. It is expected that yearly 2 million organic cucumbers and 300,000 kilo of organic tomatoes will be grown. Receivers of these products are the.....
Italy: Kiwifruit bacteriosis expected to spread worldwide
Many studies and research projects are currently underway both at a domestic and international level concerning the PSA agent.The DAFNE phytobacteriology group has been collaborating with a number of international research groups (Bio-Protection Research Centre, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences,.....