Organic

The organic industry 2019 in Europe and worldwide

Facts and figures about organic development

In the past year, the share of domestic eco-land increased by 109,863 hectares (plus 8 percent) to around 1.5 million hectares. The Federation of Organic Food and Beverage…

9% organic share in the food retail trade

Austria: Organic boom continues

Almost 9% of the fresh food retail products (LEH) are organic products. The highest percentage is recorded with regard to eggs. An average of 148 euros a year is spent on organic fresh produce.…

PlantResponse joins US Biostimulant Coalition

PlantResponse, with US headquarters in Raleigh, NC, has joined the US Biostimulant Coalition, the organization representing the interests of the North American biostimulant…

Edible biomaterial coating for fresh produce to reduce food waste

As the globalization of the produce industry increases the complexity of industry issues, Washington DC-based Village Capital ran a Food and Agricultural program late last year to identify and support start-ups with ideas on how to solve some of these issues. 12 companies were selected to participate in…

Phosphonic acid in organic crops

Sicural, a laboratory authorized by the Ministry for Agricultural Policy for the analysis of samples taken during checks on organic crops, is currently performing analyses on phosphonic acid, produced by Fosetyl aluminium degradation. This is because of technical regulation RT 16Accredia, which entered into force a few weeks…

US: eOrganic article competition for student travel support to ASHS Conference

eOrganic and the ASHS Organic Interest Group invite all undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and experience in organic farming and/or food systems to submit an…

Arjan Sonneveld, Grow Group BV, Grow Bioplant BV:

"Extra organic growth to anticipate the future"

At first it was organic that was growing fast in greenhouse vegetable cultivation, but now the largest growth in the Benelux happens in open field cultivation. Arjan Sonneveld, representative for both greenhouse vegetables and open field cultivation at Grow Group BV and Grow Bioplant BV: "Organic has the…

Vietnam: Focused agricultural products for HCMC

HCM City will focus on shifting agricultural production to key crops and livestock to raise average production value and farmers’ incomes, Nguyễn Phước Trung, director of the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said.   Trung released the plan’s details on January 8 at a conference reviewing the…

US: Legal action to prohibit hydroponic operations from Organic label

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a new legal action demanding the Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibit hydroponic operations from the Organic label. According to…

Whole Foods arrives in Europe via Amazon

For a few days now, the Amazon sites of Germany, France, Italy and Spain have been proposing organic products under the Whole Foods brand. After acquiring the American chain…

"New downy mildew resistance could give organic lettuce growers more certainty"

For organic lettuce growers, it is essential to be certain of a good harvest. Rijk Zwaan offers them a choice of around 60 organic varieties with extensive resistances against diseases and pests, all of which respond well to organic fertilisers. A new, horizontal resistance to downy mildew could now…

'Regional organic products in winter time are profitable for everyone'

Organic vegetables, grown unheated in the cold season

"Harvesting organic vegetables in winter means a great market opportunity for farms. We therefore see great potential for our farmers through the ongoing project 'Winter Vegetables'. In the medium term, imported vegetables in winter could even be replaced. In the future, we aim to ensure that Austrians…

US: New OMRI-Listed miticide available for organic growers of specialty crops

Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing solutions for commercial growers, recently launched TetraCURB Organic, a new  OMRI-Listed foliar spray miticide and repellent for use on all crops. TetraCURB Organic provides a new option for organic growers to manage mite pressure…

Canada: An update on aquaponic organic certification

Recently, the Standards Council of Canada published a new organic standard for aquaculture to help make organic seafood more widely recognizable. However, this label presents…

Guy Callebaut speaks about his trip as a Trias volunteer

“Ample opportunities for organic farming in Ecuador”

Last week the Trias organization sent Guy Callebaut to Ecuador. Guy is the GlobalGAP chairperson and a Trias volunteer. He went to this South American country to advise the Pacat cooperative. Trias is an organization that gives family-run farms all over the world a chance to make simple dreams come true.…

Organic farming increases despite the greater effort required

"We have been growing organically since 2004 and back then we were a rarity in the area around Vittoria, in Sicily. We have been certified by the BioAgriCert already for a while and, despite being a small-medium company, we are able to defend our revenue". Thus says Salvatore Modica , whose homonymous…


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