Posted 22 November 2016
Global sales of organic food reached $80 billion in 2014, with the U.S. the largest organic market, according to findings in The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics & Emerging Trends 2016 unveiled during BioFach in February by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM—Organics International. The Organic Report elaborates.
Posted 10 February 2016
When the Caribbean State could no longer afford pesticides which have long been blamed for the decline in bee populations, Cuba made a virtue out of necessity and has added organic honey to its list of key agricultural exports, creating a buzz among farmers.
Posted 26 September 2014
Once a bit daggy, “green” skincare and cosmetics are now the showoffs that jostle for your attention on the beauty shelves.
An article from The Australian Financial Review
Posted 1 August 2014
Blog piece from the USA questioning the trustworthiness of organic labeling in overseas locations.
Posted 4 June 2014
Beekeepers are blaming a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids that have gained widespread use in the past decade and have been linked to a mysterious die-off of bees called Colony Collapse Disorder.
Posted 25 April 2014
Sri Lanka restricts use of herbicide Round Up on links to kidney diseases
Interesting opinion piece via the Guardian in the UK
Posted 10 April 2014
The European commission has presented new proposals geared towards making organic food production safer and easier in the 28-member bloc.
Interesting news from Russia, with the PM confirming they will ban GMO imports. Shows it is possible for countries to show leadership on GMO issues and take strong decisive action.
Big news from the USA as low cost retail market leader Wal-Mart unveils a low cost range of organic food. This could really shake the market up.
Posted 21 March 2014
Blog piece from the USA. In light of a recent proposal by the USDA for some major changes to food labels, including modifications to the governance of organic foods, some individuals involved with the organic industry are concerned.
According to a research report, the global organic food & beverages market is expected to reach USD 211.44 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 15.7% from 2014 to 2020.
Posted 24 February 2014
A nice overview from India on why organic produce is better for you.
Just How Green are Organic Products?
Posted 18 February 2014
The organics market in Germany is booming and this article discusses whether organic products are really better than standard food
Organic food back in vogue (in UK) as sales increase
Posted 10 February 2014
A news piece from the Guardian in the UK confirming sales of organic food in the UK are growing again
Is GMO Labeling The Wrong Food Fight?
Posted 10 February 2014
An opinion piece from ThinkProgress in the USA discussing concerns about the transparency of labelling - in particular in relation to GMO foods.
Organic Food in Paris and in France
Posted 2 December 2013
A blog piece from Lora Krulak on changes in the organic food scene in Paris in recent times. Lora discusses how in the year she has lived in Paris she has had the pleasure of watching the Franco-organic world bloom.
Global Organic Food & Beverage Market Expected to Grow
Posted 23 October 2013
A report from Transparency Market Research shows that the Global Organic Food & Beverage Market Is Expected to Reach USD 187.85 Billion by 2019 (from a level of around $70bn in 2012). Great to see such high global growth in organic demand - consumers are voting with their wallets for healthier and more ethical food choices.
Posted 13 October 2013
We like to monitor how the organic food market is tracking around the world and everything we read at present seems to confirm the growth and maturation of the organic market around the world - great to see! Latest news from Europe shows the organic market in the Netherlands has topped EU1bn for the first time.
Posted 8 October 2013
Via the Examiner website, from online sales to in-store sales, consumers are seeing and getting the health benefits of the organic way of life. More and more consumers are "voting" for organic in many areas.
After years of decline during the recession, the UK organic sector is growing again, according to this piece from the Guardian newspaper.
Posted 27 September 2013
The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more — and cheaper — organic food. The agreement is similar to a 2009 deal with Canada and a 2012 deal with the European Union. Read more
posted 26 September 2013
Great to further evidence of worldwide growth in the organic market. Reports from the Canada Organic Trade Association show Organic sales in Canada have tripled in six years. Interesting to see how mainstream organic is becoming with Fifty-eight per cent of Canadians purchasing organic products at least once a week.
Posted September 5, 2013
The size of the organic market in the USA grew in 2012. A report from the Organic Trade Association showed that Organic fresh produce sales rise by 13% in 2012.An interesting fact from this report was that organic food accounts for 4.3% of total food sales but the share of market is bigger for organic fruits and vegetables. So even in a market as mature as the USA, organic produce remains a niche offering.