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New map of organic food systems published

In Organic 3.0, food chains are succeeded by food systems. As a main implementing partner in the Organic Food System Program (OFSP) along with BERAS International and FQH, IFOAM – Organics International has developed a global map of food systems. This will serve as a key resource for information sharing and.....

European Input List for organic production launched

At Biofach 2018, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL officially presents the European Input List. This internet-based tool represents an online directory of commercial products compliant with the EU legislation on organic production.The European Input List database currently contains almost.....

Spanish organic products taking over the US market

Based in Barranquete de Níjar, Almería, Bioterráneo is devoted to the production and marketing of organic processed products, including gazpacho, cherry tomato juice and two unique products launched exclusively by this company: gluten-free salmorejo soup and organic watermelon juice.This firm was created by.....

European organic market grew by double digits in 2016

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2016, it increased by 11.4 % and nearly reached 33.5 billion euros. Almost all of the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. At Biofach, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the Agricultural Market Information Company AMI.....

US: Growers capitalize on demand for organic leafy greens

Supplies of organic leafy greens are comparable to volume found at this time last year. “Our supply is on par with what we expect for this time of year,” says Nathalie Fontanilla of San Juan Bautista, Ca.-based Earthbound Farm. “However we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature and never know what she has.....

US: Senate bill to invest in organic agriculture research applauded

The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association applauded Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, which increases federal investment for organic agriculture research in the next farm bill to meet the needs of the growing organic.....

Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill

New Zealand: Green Party push for country of origin labelling

MP Gareth Hughes (Green party) is confident his country of origin food labelling Bill will pass into law this year, to the benefit of Gisborne’s horticultural sector.The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill, which requires country of origin labelling on all fruit and vegetables and other.....

US: Kocide 3000-O approved for use in organic agriculture

Kocide 3000-O copper fungicide/bactericide receives approval by the U.S. EPA for use in the organic production of vegetables, small fruits, tree crops and vines. Available from Certis USA, Kocide 3000-O is NOP Approved and OMRI Listed.Jim Black, Certis USA Director of Business Development, said, “Our growers.....

UK organic market has six years of steady growth

The Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report reveals the UK organic market is now worth more than ever at £2.2 billion, growing 6% in 2017. The market has now had six years of steady growth, with organic accounting for 1.5% of the total UK food and drink market.2017 saw sales of organic in independent.....

February 15-17, Dayton

US: Ohio State organic experts among OEFFA Conference speakers

How certain natural microbes can help crops grow better and faster.How to make contaminated soils, sometimes present in cities, healthy for urban farming.How a new perennial grain could have double uses, as food for people and forage for livestock, and also double benefits, helping soil and water.Those will.....

More organic products for German consumers

Organic is booming: According to GfK, in 2017, 95 percent of all households bought at least one organic product. ALDI has been meeting this demand for more than ten years and has steadily expanded its organic product range over the years. Particularly popular are fresh products such as milk, meat, fruits,.....

Helping Indian farmers go organic - one step at a time

If there is one thing that the world seems to be obsessing on right now it is about the food we eat. We are desperately trying to get back to being organic in the way we produce our food. And that means encouraging our farmers to make this change. At the recent Tasting India Symposium in New Delhi, there.....

Joris van Calcar,Lankhorst Yarns

"Bio twine is the twine of the future

Although Lankhorst Yarns also produces plastic twine, Lankhorst sees the Elite Bio Twine as the "twine of the future. "We also see a continual growth, but will certainly have to continue to stimulate this. If there is no financial advantage for a grower, he won't pay more for it," says Joris van Calcar of.....

John Smits supplies buyers in Northern Europe with total range of Spanish organic fresh produce

Growth of Spanish organic area not as turbulent as expected

John Smits from the Netherlands has been active in Spanish horticulture and the fresh produce trade for twenty years. He started with a production project for organic vegetables on substrate, and in 2004 he started selling organic products in Northern Europe. “My suppliers are between Alicante and Huelva......