Posted 22 November 2016
Companies are "greenwashing" their food by claiming their products are organic when they fail to meet industry standards, a leading consumer group says. ABC news has more.
Posted 29 April 2014
Hillshire Brands in the USA, the company known for Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs has made a deal to buy Van’s Natural Foods, the maker of frozen breakfast and snack foods. The article looks at some of the implications of "Big Food" buying organic businesses.
Story from Canada on a private equity firm raising funds targeting the organic and green sectors. Great to see ethical investing on the rise.
Posted 13 April 2014
From 1998 to 2012, the market in the USA for natural and organic foods grew from $6 billion to $48 billion, and in this time the industry has undergone a transformation.
After Wal-mart's announcement of its intention to stock a broader range of organic products at lower price, this Motley Fool article looks at the impact on both Wal-mart and Whole Foods, both of whom are listed companies.
Posted 10 April 2014
Not sure we agree with everything in this article, but the biggest farming group in the US has backed moves to promote coexistence between organic and biotech farmers
In an effort to secure higher margins and greater financial security, organic farmers in the UK are said to be moving towards the food manufacturing sector.
Posted 23 February 2014
In 1995 there were 81 independent organic processing companies in the United States. A decade later, Big Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them. This infographic decodes corporate ownership of organic in the USA.
Posted 20 February 2014
An in depth piece on the US organic market which discusses organic (or 'green') electricity, and consumers willing to pay a premium for this
Australian Organic Producers Target China
Posted 18 November 2013
Australian food producers are spending up to $50,000 to be certified organic by Chinese authorities to crack the burgeoning middle-class market of the Asian superpower. Story via GoodFood website.
Posted 2 October 2013
The global organic-food market is slated to grow at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 12.9% to $105 billion in 2015! This article discusses 3 listed companies from the USA exposed to the organic food market - more signs of the maturation and growth of the organic food sector
Posted September 13, 2013
News story from the UK, where Prince Charles' Duchy Originals product line spans over 230 items, is available in 30 countries, since 2009 has been a partner with Waitrose in the UK, and is by far one of the most profitable endeavours ever undertaken for charity!
If you are interested in buying organic food across Australia, check out our comprehensive organic directory for Sydney, Melbourne,Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Online.