• The first European organic seedless grapes are ready to be harvested

    "There are ten days left until the harvest of the first European-produced organic seedless grapes," announced Simone Raniolo, a partner of the historical fruit company Il Castello located in the Sicilian town of Mazzarrone, an area known for its Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) grapes. Simone Raniolo…

    Mexico

    Hydro-thermal packhouse opens for Northern mango regions

    Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened this past weekend, ready for the northern regions. EDJI is the hometown packhouse of El Grupo Crespo, Latin America’s largest hydro-thermal packhouse and the home to El Grupo Crespo’s two brands, Crespo Organic and RCF. Originally built by Roberto Crespo Fitch in the…

    Awe Sum Organics is proud to offer Fair Trade USA

    “Awe Sum Organics offers Organic and Fair Trade USA Certified fruit! We feel it is important to give back to the local communities that are involved in growing, harvesting, packing, and shipping our Awe Sum Organic fruit. Since 2015, through the sale of our Awe Sum Organic Fair Trade and Fair for Life…

    From May 26 to 28

    Elisur Organic celebrates Ginger Week 2021

    Peruvian ginger production is concentrated in the Central Jungle, specifically in Pichanaqui, Junin, where the new 2021/2022 production campaign is starting with some shipments of baby ginger and mature ginger from the previous campaign. According to the agricultural technicians of the Elisur Organic…

    Seattle-King County area, Washington

    US investigators identify organic produce as possible E. coli outbreak source

    Organic produce could possibly be behind an E. coli O157 outbreak that has affected children in Washington’s Seattle-King County area. Seven patients were reported between…

    Prince de Bretagne: 25% of organic crops by 2030

    With 1,700 producers, 470,000 tons of fruit and vegetables sold in more than 30 countries and 345 million euros [419 million USD] in revenue, Prince de Bretagne has announced…

    California stone fruit season kicks off with organic cherries and apricots

    Fruit World, a family-owned grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit is now shipping its organic cherries and organic apricots. “What a difference one year makes,” said Bianca Kaprielian, Fruit World co-founder and CEO. “2020 was a bumpy stone fruit season in California. But this year we had…

    AU: Organic distributor warns national standard for sector is crucial

    One of the nation’s largest organic distributors, which exports high-quality Australian products to global markets in more than 14 countries, has reiterated calls for the…

    Chile leads the southern hemisphere's organic blueberry exports

    According to iQonsulting's 2020-2021 Blueberry Yearbook, Chile exported more than 20,000 tons of organic blueberries in the previous campaign, a record volume that was 35%…

    US and EU are major buyers as Indian products meet compliance norms

    Exports of Indian organic products record $1.04 bln last fiscal

    Export of organic products from India grew 51 per cent to a record $1.04 billion in dollar terms during the 2020-21 fiscal compared with the previous fiscal. Since 2002-03,…

    Three new organic salad kits launched

    May is national salad month and Braga Fresh is introducing three new Josie’s Organics premium salad kits:? Lemon Herb, Rustic Tomato and Spring Blush. “The Braga team focused on creating three very different organic salad kit offerings by using unique components such as shaved fennel and newer baby green varieties…

    The Italian growers' association APOC virtuous path

    The membership base for the organic sector is expected to double in 2021

    The Italian growers' association APOC has had organic certification for several years. "In 2020 we had a turnover of about €5 mln in the organic sector. This mainly covers leafy vegetables such as lettuce, but also seed vegetables, fruits, with chestnuts as a novelty, citrus and tomatoes for the…

    Organic products generate an annual turnover of 2 billion Euro in Belgium and the Netherlands

    Andalusia promotes its organic fruit and vegetables in Benelux in a trade mission organized by Extenda

    Aiming to boost the leadership of Andalusian organic fruit and vegetable firms in the international markets, Extenda has carried out a direct trade mission in the Benelux area, held in digital format from 13 to 29 April. The European markets of Belgium and the Netherlands offer very attractive…

    APEDA Chairman dr. Angamuthu on state of Assam:

    ‘Northeast can be an organic hub for exports’

    Owing to the potential of Assam as well as the Northeastern region to surface as export hub for both agricultural and allied products, the Agricultural and Processed Food…

    New Obregon location shows signs of strong grape season

    Campos Borquez, a supplier of year-round organic and regenerative super foods, expects a strong grape season this summer that will kick-start early from its unique region in Obregon.? Driven by accountability to the land, soil and partners, Campos Borquez’s practices highlight its commitment to long-term relationships…

    France: Stabilization of expenses in organic products

    Organic products have seen a nice progression in recent years. With a 0.7% increase on average, expenses in organic foods have reached 5.6% in 2019 and 2020, according to the…

    Suuplying organic potatoes to Riverford

    GPS assisted potato planting in Uffculme, Devon

    This season’s potatoes have been planted at Gaddon Spring Farm near Uffculme, Devon. The process involved GPS assisted field preparation and planting. Everything revolves…

    The World Food Innovation Awards names the Monterosa tomato as the best natural and organic product

    The Monterosa tomato specialty from Semillas Fito has been awarded as the best natural and organic product at the World Food Innovation Awards. These awards, organized by FoodBev Media in collaboration with IFE, have celebrated innovation and excellence in the global food industry for more than ten years…

    Increases revenue target for ginger and tumeric category to CDN $10 Million by 2023

    Organto expands organic ginger supply

    Organto, an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced the expansion of its organic ginger program via an expanded…

    Strategic organic partnership carries over to upcoming show

    The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Western Growers (WG) have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that WG will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021. Organic Grower Summit 2021 presented by Western Growers and OPN will be…

    "New packaging for organic fruit and vegetables gives clarity on the shelf"

    From mid-January, a large share of the organic fruit and vegetable range of DEEN Supermarkets has been provided with new packaging. With the banderole packaging, the organic fruit and vegetables stand out on the shelf. Band widthsWhen the collaboration with supplier BioFreshi was started in 2016, an improvement…

    Update on import season for organic pears

    Imported organic pears have started and Morning Kiss Organic looks forward to a successful season. The import season runs from March thru June, and seasonal varieties that will be offered include Packham, D’Anjou and Bartlett. Currently, Morning Kiss carries Bartlett pears from Argentina. Morning Kiss…

    Del Monte Fresh Produce expands organic fresh-cut fruit production in North America

    Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. announced the expansion of its organic fresh-cut fruit production in North America, specifically in the U.S. and Canada. This expansion will…

    Prices strengthening on Brussels sprouts

    Supplies of Brussels sprouts out of Mexico are strong. “We have promotional volume on both organic and conventional Brussels sprouts. We have triple the amount of surface planted for this season on organic and doubled the conventional plantings,” says Jorge Bastidas, commodity manager at Alpine Fresh…

    The area devoted to organic citrus fruits in Andalusia increases by 10%

    According to the Summary of the 2019/20 organic citrus fruits campaign of the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucia, in 2019 the country had 16,691…

    Peru's organic blueberry supply is expected to increase in 2021

    According to Susana Yturry, Agroexport manager of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), the growing demand for organic blueberries and the attractive prices of this fruit…

    STM BIO:

    “What is certain is that there will be severe consequences”

    STM BIO specializes in the production and marketing of organic products from the Roussillon area. The French company based in Perpignan has also suffered from the recent frost that hit France last week. “We will have all the results in the coming days but what is certain is that there will be severe…

    New crop California organic potatoes start shipping

    Starting April 26, Cal-Organic Farms will start shipping freshly harvested, new crop red and gold potatoes to customers from its facility in Lamont, CA. The company’s organic rainbow fingerling variety is set to ship mid-May and organic russets will follow in mid-June. Cal-Organic Farms will start shipping…

    US organic fresh produce sales up 9% in Q1

    Total organic fresh produce sales for Q1 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3 percent from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.? Total organic…

    Greenpeace Europe report:

    None of the 2016-2019 EU funding for Irish produce spent on organic

    New figures from Greenpeace Europe seem to indicate that none of €13.4 ?million in EU funding to promote farm produce between 2016 and 2019 was spent on organic produce. Irish food…

    BIOGROS able to significantly reduce emissions thanks to IFCO boxes

    Luxembourg organic wholesaler actively works to protect the environment

    To ensure a more sustainable supply chain of fresh produce, BIOGROS, OIKOPOLIS Group's wholesaler of certified organic food, uses sustainable packaging and transport solutions. Its collaboration with IFCO, the world's leading supplier of reusable containers, helps reduce the amount of resources needed,…

    FPC Future announces speakers at one of the free to attend conference sessions

    Safeguarding the future of growers around the UK means embracing a new era of innovation in pre-farm gate technology. Covid-19 is seeing previously unforeseen changes in the industry and these have brought many challenges and opportunities. Opportunities which can be built upon. FPC Future, an exhibition…

    Four organic Peruvian products with the greatest export potential for 2021

    In Peru, these four organic products have the greatest potential for agro-export this year: ginger, cocoa, organic coffee and blueberries. In 2020, shipments of these foods…

    Driscoll's sells ‘in conversion’ blueberries as it moves to organic production

    Even while Driscoll's farms are transitioning to organic production, the berry brand is encouraging consumers to continue eating its fruit. Driscoll's "in-conversion…

    Martin Bristot (VOG Products) on apple processing

    "Organic market for apple juices and purees has long since outgrown being a niche"

    In the last three years, the volume of organic apples delivered to fruit processor VOG Products in Leifers has more than tripled. Senior Key Account Manager at VOG Products, Martin Bristot, told Raiffeisen Nachrichten: "The organic market for apple juices and apple purees has long since outgrown a…

    Technavio

    Technavio: Organic banana market to grow by USD 252 Million from 2021-2025

    The organic banana market is expected to grow by USD 252 million during 2021-2025, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organic banana market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.??Image: Technavio? The organic banana market…

    US officials must hustle to save organic trade relationship with Mexico in time

    New Mexican regulations threaten to disrupt more than $100 million in organic food trade with the US. All in all, the Biden administration has less than three months to…

    Made in Nature:

    Brio's organic green kiwi promoted in Germany

    Promoting the values and the culture of organic fruit and vegetables in Italy, France and Germany is the goal of Made in Nature, the Cso Italy project funded by the European Union which sees the most important companies in the production and marketing of fruit and vegetables as protagonists. Italian…

    Pricing pressure from multinationals and retail continues

    Organic banana supplies going up with the temperatures

    As the spring weather warms up, banana supplies will slowly increase. “We’re on our way out of winter so while supplies are slim, we expect to see volume increase as temperatures creep upward,” says Mayra Velazquez de León, president and CEO of Organics Unlimited noting that supplies are slightly better…

    TVA Organics, the Netherlands: year-round supply with own storage and sorting

    "We're ready for stores' transition to more organic onions"

    In parts of the Netherlands, organic onion farming has been on the rise in recent years. But, there have been pioneers there who've been growing onions organically for decades. Like the organic and bio-dynamic cultivation companies, Twisk and Van Andel Bio (TVA Organics). They've been around for 30…

    Sri Lankan ‘ambul’ bananas to be exported for the first time

    This weekend, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage toured the Ambul banana cultivation areas, looking at the bananas that were produced for the export market in…

    Kiwinatur will make an investment to expand its organic production area

    "The kiwi is an example of the potential that organic crops have in Asturias"

    Kiwinatur, the Asturian company based in Pravia, is greatly committed to ecological production. The company is a benchmark in sustainable crops and has been working for the…

    Demand for organic asparagus exceeds supply

    "Demand is high and quantities are lower than expected. This has led to high asparagus prices, also for the organic ones, but so far things are not too bad and are in line with expectations," said Renzo Moro of Primo Asparago. This is a brand of the Italian Ortoveneto that grows asparagus in greenhouses…

    California citrus could see longer term pressures

    Following February’s freeze in Texas and Northern Mexico, California citrus is already seeing increased pressure on supplies. “We’re seeing some fall out from the Texas freeze. And we’ll continue to feel the impact of it well through the summer,” says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World in Reedley, CA,…

    Frédéric Chabert, Grand Mas du Roy:

    France: Organic market penalized by the closure of restaurants and communities

    Based in Arles (Bouches-du-Rh?ne) and managed by Frédéric Chabert, Grand Mas du Roy specializes in a clean, organic production: apples, pears, pomegranates and olives. Peaches and nectarines will soon join the range with planting planned for November of this year. Apple tree flowers (photos: Grand Mas du…

    Brussels launches a plan to multiply the EU's production and consumption of organic food

    On Thursday, Brussels presented an action plan that aims to help European farmers and ranchers make the leap to organic production to achieve having at least 25% of Europe's…

    Different sales channels for Biotesoro

    "I used to design cars for Alfa Romeo, now I produce organic fruit and vegetables"

    Salvatore Palmieri is a young entrepreneur from Policoro (Matera), Italy, with a degree in architecture and design. He is the owner of Biotesoro, a company that disposes of 10 hectares and was founded about 3 years ago. The crops are grown organically. Salvatore Palmieri, owner of Biotesoro "After my studies,…

    The BIA member La Maggiolina joins the Piana del Sele PGI with its arugula

    Organic baby leaf from Italy

    The Italian growers' organisation OP La Maggiolina has expanded its greenhouse area by another 25 hectares. The organisation specialises in growing baby leaf and with this expansion it is the largest of its kind in Europe. Of the total 235 hectares of greenhouses, 210 are certified organic, which is also a record. The crops…

    Customers of Aldi, the Spanish supermarket chain, are purchasing more organic products

    The supermarket chain Aldi is registering more sales of organic products. According to the company's own data, 24% of its customers incorporate at least one organic product on…

    The UAL will analyze the biodiversity of Bio Campojoyma's organic crops to promote their conservation

    "We want to prove that it's possible to conserve biodiversity and continue to be competitive"

    Bio Campojoyma wants to turn its crops into authentic living ecosystems where flora and fauna coexist. To advance this goal, they have started the 'Analysis and conservation of biodiversity in biodynamic citrus crops as added value' research project with the University of Almeria. The University of…

    Four major Italian companies join forces in the organic carrot industry

    Natura Iblea and the three companies Falco Impianti, Barone and Saclark have recently signed an agreement for the construction of a new fully computerized plant based on PLC and remote control which will double the processing line of Natura Iblea organic carrots in Ispica (province of Ragusa, Sicily).…

    Morocco: Organic farming sector still expanding

    Morocco’s organic farming sector has seen rapid growth in the last years, and there are no indications it is slowing. Besides the Green Morocco Plan, the country has made…

    Victory for hydroponic growers

    Judge rules: This lettuce can be organic

    Good news for the organic growers of the US. Or at least, for the organic hydroponic growers of the US. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco has affirmed the legality of U.S. Department of Agriculture certification of organic hydroponic operations. This means that the organic label can be used for…

    New Zurich marketer foodextra gmbh sells organic fruits and vegetables

    "The organic customer knows the complete seasonal calendar by heart"

    Zurich's Engrosmarkt has had a new organic company for just under six months. Under the name foodextra gmbh, market trader Lukas Jehle offers exclusively organically produced fruits, vegetables and salads. He sees great development potential for the organic segment in the Zurich urban area. In the Zurich…

    Pierre Roux: "100% raw nuts of single origin"

    South African organic pecan nuts enter the rest of Europe via the Netherlands

    On the banks of the Orange River in South Africa, Roux Pecans grows organic pecans. To respond to Brexit and its consequences for exports to Europe, Roux Pecans has set up a company in Rotterdam. Family businessRoux Pecans is a real family business. The company was founded by Chris Roux. His sons Bob and…

    Organic mushroom farm at Quayside market, Gateshead

    When the doors reopen at the street food market next to By The River Brew Co. on Gateshead quayside, visitors can get to know a new vegan addition to the food attractions.…

    This Sunday in Canterbury, New Zealand

    Growers will reveal vegetable growing secrets at open day

    Want to know what it takes to grow your own organic vegetables? Have your questions answered at the Untamed Earth Organic Farm in Leeston, Canterbury this Sunday. Growers…

    Eosta makes counters available that allow retailers to show their impact

    Dutch Minister happy with organic avocado that saves 17.6 litres of water

    "Since eight o'clock this morning, our organic avocados have saved 73,771 liters of water." That was the message on a 3 x 5 meter ticker board on the morning of Tuesday 16 March at ten o'clock at a guerrilla action at the Binnenhof. Volkert Engelsman, director of the organic trading company Eosta, handed…

    Horticultural company F.lli Simonato

    Italian know-how for the production of organic herbs

    With 6,000 horticultural farms and 24,000 hectares under cultivation, Italy is the fourth largest country in the EU for the production of aromatic herbs. The marketing channels are diversified, but the food retail sector in particular can benefit from herbs to enrich the fruit and vegetable section. Rosanna…

    Italian expenditure on organic fruit and vegetables grew in 2020

    The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2021 to be the "International Year of Fruit and Vegetables", hoping to raise public awareness of the nutritional benefits and the…

    An overview of the situation with a wholesaler

    Downturn for oranges with the exception of the organic ones

    The fact that the orange market has so far had below-average returns for producers is nothing new. This situation has been going on since the beginning of the campaign, but it is not always the case, according to a wholesaler who operates in the north of Italy and produces in Sicily. "Many factors…

    Delayed start for some California asparagus

    Some California asparagus will get an intentionally late start this year for spring production. Craig Rolandelli of San Ramon, Ca.-based Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt (JMB), who he…

    IICA will cooperate with Brazilian and Peruvian regions in organic production projects

    The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) stated on Tuesday that it would cooperate with the Brazilian municipality of Santa Clara do Sul, in the…

    Twitter.com

    Many Latin American countries remain important exporters of organic products like bananas, cocoa and coffee

    Many Latin American countries remain important exporters of organic products such as bananas, cocoa and coffee, as tweeted today by Luc Hellebuyck, former President of?Eucofel aisbl. Organic bananas are one of the fastest-growing fresh produce categories. Today’s organic bananas represent over 10% of all…

    Bostock

    New Zealand organic apple grower expands further into Vietnam

    Vietnam is the third offshore office Bostock New Zealand has opened in three years with companies also in Far East, Russia and North America. Bostock New Zealand International Market Manager, Jane Maclean says after seeing first-hand the benefits of in-market local representation, Vietnam was a natural…

    The entrepreneur is from the province of Vercelli

    Italian grower changes course and starts growing organic green asparagus

    In a picturesque setting, near the Dora Baltea river and with the Piedmont Alps in sight, entrepreneur Achille De Vecchi decided to change course and start growing organic green asparagus. Green asparagus of the Eros variety With some experience in growing asparagus and the technical suggestions of expert…

    New organic wholesaler opens at Hannover wholesale market

    "There is a potential for further development"

    For several months now, the Hannover wholesale market has had a new company trading on its premises. Under the name Bio Gro?handel Hannover, Jacqueline Schreiber offers a large selection of organically grown fruits and vegetables. The segment, targeted by the company, which is based at Stand 8, consists…

    New biofertilizer suitable for organic raspberry crops

    EnerPlus? increases production by up to 12%Daymsa has developed EnerPlus?, a new biofertilizer that promotes plant nutrition through the biological activation of the soil.…

    Results of the 'Analysis of the characterization and projection of Spanish organic production in 2019' report

    Organic product consumption per capita in Spain grows by 7.7%

    The general director of the Food Industry, Jose Miguel Herrero, participated in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ecovalia, the Spanish professional association for…

    FiBL survey 2021

    Hungary in the top 10 fastest-growing organic producer countries

    Report shows Hungary is one of the top 10 most dynamically developing organic producers. The?Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (?MKi)?recently reported that Hungary is among the top 10 most dynamically developing countries in organic farming, based on the report?The World of Organic…

    STM BIO:

    “Our goal goes beyond organic sales, we grow and market products and varieties from recognized exceptional terroir”

    STM BIO specializes in the production and marketing of organic products from the Roussillon plateau. The company offers a wide and deep range of organic products including stone fruit, pome fruit, (ratatouille) vegetables, as well as other local and seasonal fruit and vegetables. The productions are…

    US: 2021 organic apple and pear import program kicks off

    This year Bridges Produce celebrates 15 years of importing organic apples and pears from South America. “We have grown our Southern Hemisphere apple and pear program steadily for 15 years now. Working with reliable partners and staying consistent through the years has helped develop dependable supplies…

    Wouter Snippe, WeGrowOrganic:

    “We want to be able to supply Dutch organic onions year-round”

    There's a lot of construction underway at WeGrowOrganic in the Netherlands. This company supplies products like?organic onions and potatoes. It's building a new processing and storage warehouse. It will soon be able to accommodate 35,000 crates. The plan is to supply Dutch organic onions year-round. This…

    Cat Gipe-Stewart Superfresh Growers

    “2020 was a big year for organic apple growth”

    Demand for organic apples continues to jump, a trend that’s only been fueled by the pandemic. “The focus on the perceived benefits of organics have increased demand. This will become a longer-term trend as organic growth hasn’t slowed down in over 15 years,” says Cat Gipe-Stewart, communications manager…

    State’s biggest organic farmers call for domestic regulation

    Victoria’s organic producer, Wattle Organic Farms, is echoing the industry’s cry for the Federal Government to create a domestic regulation for the organic sector.? Fourth and third generation producers, Nathan and Kelvin Free, grow pumpkin, broccoli and stone fruit across 130 ha of certified organic land…

    Ample asparagus coming from Mexico into the US

    Supplies of asparagus are strong from Mexico currently. “We expect supplies of asparagus to be very good for next two to three weeks,” says Carlos Solf of Southern Specialties in Pompano Beach, FL. It’s out of this location the shipper packs several pack styles including private label programs. “Supplies…

    Pol Vermeiren, Fresh Fruit, Dominican Republic

    "We can now offer carbon-neutral organic bananas"

    "The organic sector continues to grow, and considerably so in the United States. But there's been an oversupply of conventional bananas for years. This means lower prices, and these seem to be, at the very least, hindering the organic banana sector's normal growth," says Pol Vermeiren, Business…


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