The UK's Soil Association is to publish a consultation document
this week that suggests a ban on labelling produce flown into the
country as organic - a move that could compound the existing
shortage of organic supplies.
The days of industrial farming and food production are coming to an
end as we turn to fresh, healthy and environmentally sustainable
products, the head of the UK Soil Association told food and drink
industry leaders last night.
The US organic market remains on track for strong growth over the
next five years, according to a new report by Mintel, which claims
that the increased availability of organic foods through mainstream
channels is set to change the...
A European supplier of organic flavour extracts has added a range
of new ingredients to its portfolio, designed to produce a cleaner
label and boost the profile of organic products in the eyes of
Leading US organic dairy firm Stonyfield Farm and Danone have
joined forces to create a European subsidiary, which the groups
hope will duplicate Stonyfield's US success in Europe's organic
A new report rating the nation's organic dairy brands according to
ethical farming practices has sparked fierce debate in the industry
as it accuses a number of market leaders of "shortchanging
The growing organic business is gaining more attention from food
manufacturers. In an effort to understand better the benefits of
such products, Dean Foods and its WhiteWave Foods division have
donated $100,000 to the Organic Center...
The Soil Association, a UK organic certification organisation, has
announced that it is to offer a fast-track application service to
Scottish dairy farmers wanting to change from conventional to
organic farming practices - before...
A new deal between organic food retailers and farmers may help to
bridge the gulf between low organic food consumption and rising
levels of organic farming in the Czech Republic and Poland,
writes Chris Mercer.
Czech shoppers are refusing to pay inflated prices for organic food
- something which may burst the bubble of the country's booming
organic farming industry, unless a sharp increase in government
subsidies can turn the situation...
The organic food industry is reporting high levels of growth, even
managing to edge in on conventional dairy market territory. But
organic producers are worried that sales will stall, after rising
production costs have left no room...
A new Europe-wide project will devote a £12 million budget to
investigating the added-value that organic farming could bring to
food products. The qualitative approach will give a boost to an
industry starting to slow down in pace.
Production inspections carried out on organic manufacturers in
Finland last year revealed that some were using conventionally
produced sugar in their products. More worryingly, many companies
have not installed adequate tracing systems.
A new report suggests that competition in the European organic meat
industry is increasing, as the market begins to suffer from
overcapacity. This follows another report that linked the
popularity of organic meat in North America...
Danone, the French dairy product, bottled water and biscuits group,
may have said that it is not interested in acquiring any assets of
bankrupt Italian group Parmalat, but this does not mean that it is
not on the acquisition trail.