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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,.....
Organics unlimited expands team amid emerging market
Organics Unlimited Inc. has announced the hiring of Marco A. Garcia as Manager of Operations and Logistics and George Pazos as Controller to further its pursuit of becoming one of the largest competitors in the market for organic bananas. Organics Unlimited President Mayra Velazquez de Leon recognizes the.....
Manatee's Wish Farms bucks trend, grows organic strawberries
This season, Gary Wishnatzki, Wish Farms CEO, planted 470 acres of conventional strawberries and 180 acres of organic strawberries, which represent about 75 percent of Florida's organic strawberry production.Wishnatzki started growing organic berries in the early 2000s in a greenhouse environment but lost.....
Awe Sum Organics granted Green Business Certification Award
With a recent move into their new beautifully remodelled downtown Santa Cruz offices, Awe Sum Organics has now been granted a highly coveted Green Business Certification Award.It all started last April, when painstaking efforts were taken to make Awe Sum Organics one of the greenest offices in California......
Central America and the Dominican Republic boast more than 200,000 hectares of organic crops
According to a document of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), Central America and the Dominican Republic have more than 253,332 acres of organic farming and 49,181 producers dedicated to these crops.Based on data from 2012, the competent authorities of organic production in.....
Mayoral candidates want wider use of organic products in Paris canteens
It is rare that the 2014 mayoral candidates agree on the same project- but the wider use of organic products in Parisian school canteens is one of them. Whilst organic produce represents 37% of the food in Parisian nurseries and 22% in primary schools, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (UMP) is committed to making.....
Researchers from University of Oxford:
Organic farming 'boosts biodiversity and bees'
Organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species on average compared with conventional farms, according to Oxford academics.Researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed farm data going back 30 years and they concluded that organic farms yielded greater biodiversity benefits than.....
Fruit Logistica 2014, Hall .2 - Stand B-14 (Sicily area)
Italy: Ispica carrots represent 70% of Az. Agr. Biologica Milana Giovanni's turnover
"We have decided to promote Ispica new carrots, which are organic and are fresh 6 months a year," explains Daniela Milana from the Milana Giovanni Organic commercial farm."The most important thing for those growing organic produce is to believe in them. This is our policy and we have been in business for.....