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Spain: Monterosa tomatoes to be produced organically

In 2016, Gavà Grup presented its new tomato variety at the Alimentaria fair in Barcelona. Its objectives were to seduce the European market and to show that it was possible to improve the taste of tomatoes grown in winter. Since that time, Monterosa tomatoes have consolidated in Spain, as well as in demanding.....

Ecuador could be world's largest producer of organic bananas

FAO studies reveal that between 2008 and 2015 the cultivated area of ​​organic bananas worldwide increased by 18%, due to a change in the preferences of consumers who demand more food products that are healthy and friendly to the environment. Understanding and meeting the needs of this market niche.....

Spanish company with its own avocado production in Peru, Dominican Rep. and soon also Colombia

"We were pioneers in bringing organic agriculture to Peru and the Dominican Republic"

Founded 16 years ago by Francisco Claros, from Malaga, and with a family tradition in avocado production, Eurofresh is a company with 100% Spanish capital based in Malaga, with subsidiaries in Peru and the Dominican Republic and plans to expand also in Colombia."We work with local producers who are fully.....

India: Huge quantities of fruit & veg disposed of by Sikkim Government

This Wednesday, state officials disposed of non-organic vegetables it had seized from markets in Gangtok on Monday. The vegetables seized from different shops were worth over Rs 250,000 (€3,000). They were then buried at Majhitar in East Sikkim. While a ban on the import of non-organic vegetables from outside.....

California’s organic vegetable markets continue to expand

Organic vegetable production is still expanding in California. Richard Smith, a University of California Cooperative Extension vegetable crop advisor: “We have a very robust organic industry here. We’re at about 9 percent of total agri value.”The county’s 2016 agricultural production totalled $4.25 billion,.....

Conspicuous marketing leads to more production

'Demand for the organic Portobello is growing steadily'

The organic portobello from Leipzig is gaining in importance at a rapid pace. Following the successful launch of the online platform Portobello.bio and the trade fair appearance at the Nuremberg Biofach, the cooperation behind the East German mushrooms announces the next step. Biopilzhof Leipzig will soon be.....

Spur for even more organic cultivation

Germany: Penny pays farmers higher prices for ‘conversion’ product

Sales of organic food exceeded the ten billion euro mark in Germany last year. For farmers, it pays to switch to organic farming, but not in the first few years: Because during the so-called conversion phase, they must produce according to strict organic criteria, but may not sell the products as "organic". At.....

Retail store leaders to panel at Organic Produce Summit

Fresh produce leaders from three of the nation's largest and most recognized grocery operations have been confirmed as panelists for the Retailer Roundtable at the third annual The Organic Produce Summit, on July 11-12 in Monterey, CA.The Retailer Roundtable will feature panelists Roger Harkrider, Director of.....

USDA warns of fraudulent organic certificates

The US Department of Agriculture has listed 11 businesses allegedly using fraudulent certificates to claim their products are organic.The businesses are located in eight countries, including Sri Lanka, Ukraine, China, Scotland and the US, with the alleged certification fraud covering crop production, animal.....

French government makes €1.1 billion available for organic agriculture

The French government is making €1.1 billion available for agriculturalists who wants to switch to organic production. In so doing, the government hopes to prevent France from importing the products on a large scale.Stéphane Travert, minister of AgricultureThe demand for organic products is rising explosively.....

"Spanish and European consumers prefer local fruit"

Spain: First organic pears under PDO Rincón de Soto

The sales campaign of the pears under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Rincón de Soto is coming to an end. Next season the market can also expect to get these pears with an organic certification, as reported by Rodrigo Mauleón, manager of the Rioja-based cooperative Frutos del Campo. Normal 0.....

Indian state of Sikkim lifts ban on supply of vegetables

This weekend, the Sikkim government lifted the import ban on non-organically grown carrots, tomatoes and green chillis due to acute shortages of these commodities in the domestic market. The notification lifting the ban was issued by the Additional Chief Secretary S. C. Gupta.The Pawan Kumar Chamling.....

2017: 25% of new food and beverage products were organic

A quarter of all food and beverage products launched in Germany in 2017 were organic. And: Almost three-quarters of consumers want an even wider selection of organic foods and drinks at their point of sale. This was revealed recently by the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD). Market launches of organic.....

What are the requirements for exporting organic avocados?

"An organic certification is necessary for Michoacan Producers to export avocados to the United States," says José Luis Tungüi Olivo, general director of Frhomimex (Organic Fruits and Vegetables of Michoacán) in Mexico, on his Linkedin page. This entity is best known for its brand "Don Aguacato".There is also.....

A third actor in the 'war' between conventional and organic

France: "Pesticide-free products will have the brightest future"

"Personally, it seems obvious to me that the pesticide-free range will have a better future than the organic range," says Olivier Brailly from the French company Groupe MGD. "For a certain class of people, the conventional is almost diabolical, although all over Europe really dangerous pesticides are.....

India: Sikkim reels from shortage of vegetables

Wednesday, the All-Sikkim Traders’ Association and the Lal Bazaar Traders Association marched in a rally to Krishi Bhawan, demanding adequate supply of vegetables not only at Lal Bazaar in Gangtok, but across the state.Traders say that all the markets are running short of vegetables after the state government.....

Organic spending increased by 6%

Belgium: Fresh fruit and vegetables by far the most important organic category

In Belgium, the consumption of fresh organic food and beverages increased by 6% in 2017. In Flanders, this increase was as much as 11%. Fruit, vegetables and potatoes continue to receive the most interest. These represent 40% of spending in the organic market. The number of people who buy organic products at.....

Ecuador has more than 500 certified organic products

Currently, Ecuador devotes about 45 thousand hectares of land to produce organic food. There are 518 operators engaged in this activity who are registered by the Plant and Animal Health Control Agency -AGROCALIDAD.The country has 564 products that are certified as organic, both for internal consumption and for.....

Why it's popular, where it's heading

The evolution of organic products

The public profile of organic food surged in the early 2000s, when consumers began to see the connection between diet, health and the environment. As shoppers today turn to clean labels and demand transparency in what they eat and drink, organic is ideally positioned to address these concerns while providing.....

Educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2018 announced

The complexities of supply chain management for fresh organic produce comes as no surprise to those involved in the day-to day production, sales and distribution within the multi-billion-dollar industry. The Organic Produce Summit 2018 will host two educational breakout sessions delving into the various.....

Italy: Excellent prospects for Red Season organic strawberries

The spring harvest of Albion organic strawberries started a few days ago at Red Season. Quantities are expected to be particularly abundant and quality should be exceptional.Italian and Albanian entrepreneurs with Red Season strawberries"The ideal climate and favourable soil conditions at the foothills of the.....

Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock

Costa Rica: Clarifications about the situation of organic pineapples

Recently, there have been some false reports in the press and in some social networks about a case related to exports of frozen organic pineapples, and about the participation of the Minister of Agriculture in them.1. The case. On March 7, 2016, Frutera La Paz, a company that processes organic frozen pineapple.....

Germany: Why is so much fruit and veg packaged in plastic?

While plastic bags at the cash register are disappearing, it seems more and more obvious that consumers can also contribute to the reduction of packaging material. However, 17 million tons of packaging such as cardboard, paper or plastic still go over the counter every year, only to be disposed of afterwards......

Germany: Organic potatoes - supply situation better than expected

After the constant rain and the catastrophic harvest conditions in some regions in the autumn of last year, everyone had assumed there would be no secure supplies this season. The uncertainty as to how long organic potatoes will remain stable in the warehouses also contributed to this uncertainty.This all has.....

Joep van Koevorden, BioTropic:

"Demand for overseas organic top fruit from all over Europe"

Now that the European organic top fruit is as good as gone from the market, the demand for organic apples and pears from overseas is sky high. "This is true for for apples in particular, but the demand for organic pears is also good," says Joep van Koevorden of BioTropic."When there is still European supply on.....

Globus and Organic Farming Association Demeter extend cooperation

The Globus hypermarkets are strengthening their cooperation with Organic Farming Association Demeter, including an even larger selection of Demeter-certified organic products in their range. As well as some 70 items from Demeter's "Campo Verde" brand, customers will be able to expect more than 150 fresh and.....