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13/01/2017

Germany: sales of organic vegetables booming

According to surveys by the German agricultural information service AMI, there was high demand for organic vegetables in 2016. From January to November consumers bought 8% more and the money spent on organic vegetables rose by 10%. Based on the GfK household panel, the AMI analysis tells us that demand was particularly high for organic fruiting vegetables like cucumbers, peppers and zucchini.

The proportion of organically produced vegetables in the total vegetable market rose to 6.7% from January to November. Some vegetables like organic carrots already have a market share of over 20%.Organic zucchini and peppers in particular increased last year to around  9% and 8% respectively of total sales of these vegetables.

The outlets that have benefited most from the rising demand for organic vegetables are the discounters (+27%)  and the big food retailers like Edeka and Rewe (+15%).

Discounters used not to have a continuous supply of organic fruiting vegetables, but this has now changed. In the investigation period in 2016 the volume of organic fruiting vegetables sold by these outlets rose by around 27 %. Most of the organic fruiting vegetables are imported from Spain.

Source: http://organic-market.info

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Poland: new food act comes into parliament

The ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside worked hard to get a New Food Act to be discussed on a political level.

19/10/2016

Organic is becoming increasingly popular in Ukraine

In recent years Ukraine has attracted attention mainly on account of two issues connected with organic agriculture in Germany.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

29/09/2016

Green Acquisitions by multinationals

The trend of green acquisitions is spreading from the food, personal care to home care industries

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.