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Swiss trust promotes organic training in Africa

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“Bustani ya Tushikamane” is Kiswahili and means “Garden of Solidarity”. The project in Morogoro in Tanzania is supported by the Swiss organization Biovision. A school garden with adjacent information centre provides a meeting-place for farmers and schoolchildren. Learning trails enable … Continue reading

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US (MN): Organic farming can be more profitable in the long-term than conventional agriculture

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Organic farming is more profitable and economically secure than conventional farming even over the long-term, according to a new study in Agronomy Journal. Using experimental farm plots, researchers with the University of Minnesota found that organic beat conventional even if … Continue reading

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5 summer food trends ready to rock retail

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Trend spotters from across the country zero-in on the flavors and foods consumers will be seeking throughout 2011 and into next year. Do you carry products like these in your store? It’s only been a week, but it seems like … Continue reading

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France: Test of package information for Consumers

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The test phase of a one-year trial for improving consumer information on packages starts in France on 1 July. Consumers will be informed about the environmental effects of products at the POS, in the product catalogue or on the package. … Continue reading

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Organic foods need a boost

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Thailand should encourage more entrepreneurs and farmers to adopt organic production while supporting them to improve standards to meet requirements in affluent markets abroad, say state economic planners. The Commerce and Agriculture ministries should educate Thai organic producers about how … Continue reading

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US vs. Australia: Australia leads in organic food production

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Organic food sales are not only a growth industry but also a growth industry world wide.  According to an Ibis market report, organic food sales are the number 3 out of the top five growth industries in Australia (Pa;mer, AFN, … Continue reading

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USA: Does GM grass endanger organic farms?

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A special variety of grass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has been engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, reports the eNews Park Forest in Illinois. Kentucky bluegrass is a popular choice for yards and … Continue reading

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EU rules could aid organic farmers

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ORGANIC FARMERS are hoping to benefit from new EU rules to be introduced soon here on public-procurement policies. This will mean a certain percentage of publicly procured food must meet EU sustainability criteria, which will benefit organic and artisan producers. … Continue reading

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Argentina, oilseeds and cereals

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Argentina is known as one of the most important grain and oilseed producers in the world. The country produces and exports cereals like rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, and oats, as well as oilseeds like soybeans, sunflower, flax, safflower and peanuts. The products … Continue reading

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France: Organic sales up more than 10 % to 3.4 billion EUR

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Organic sales in France rose to 3.4 billion EUR last year, which is 10.8 % up on the previous year. The organic food share of the total French food market was 2 %. This is shown by the figures recently … Continue reading

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