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Organic Food in the Conventional Retail Food Trade in France

France has about 58 million inhabitants and is one of the few western countries to have a higher birth than death rate.

US Coop Organic Valley launches "Generation Organic"

"Generation Organic," a campaign to save the family farmer from extinction by bringing new farmers into organic agriculture, was announced in December 2005.

Northern Ireland will deliver organic milk to Sainsbury’s

The organic milk market is currently experiencing supply shortages after years of oversupply with imports meeting the shortfall.

Exhilarating atmosphere at BioFach 2006

It could not have gone better. Everywhere you looked you could see beaming faces of people delighted with the success of the superlative organic trade fair that took place 16-19 February.

Organic milk from Denmark will be delivered to Lidl in Germany

Dairy group Arla Foods has signed an organic dairy supply deal with discount retailer Lidl, according to the

4500 organic cotton farmers for 2006 envisioned in Kyrgyzstan

Many cotton growers in southern Kyrgyzstan are joining an organic farming drive in the area, with numbers up almost six times since the initiative kicked off in 2003.

Organic shops in the Netherlands and Belgium advancing

Since 2003 the organic specialty shop in the Netherlands and Belgium has gradually gained ground again as regards organic food sales via the supermarket.

The World of Organic Agriculture: More Than 31 Million Hectares Worldwide

IFOAM, FiBL and SOEL present new facts and figures about organic farming at BioFach 2006.

Californian Organic Flower Shop in the Internet

The Kesslers' business, originally called Terra Bella Floral Design, has been around about 3 1/2 years in Chico, California.

International trade in organic produce at home in the Netherlands

As a trading nation the Netherlands plays a prominent role in the international trade in organic produce.

WTO ruling - "No change to de facto European ban on GMOs"

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute panel has concluded in an interim report that the six-year moratorium on the approval of new GMOs for import into the EU...

Dairies Targeting Value-Added Milk Market

Increasing competition and declining profitability in the dairy industry are causing British dairies to target the value-added milk market for growth opportunities.

Poland: Organic Manufacturers Conquer New Markets

There are already a few well known organic manufacturers who produce both for the home market and export.

Organic salmon standard to be debated at Soil Association conference

The Soil Association, in partnership with Aquascot and Waitrose, is hosting a conference on organic salmon farming at the Tolbooth in Stirling on March 23, reports the online magazine Fishupdate.

Hungary is against GMO, new legislation in France

Hungary will extend its ban on growing genetically modified maize, government officials told the press on Thursday, reports the Hungarian News Agency.

Poland: Exemplary Private University Implements Organic Training

“Protecting the environment in Poland is a popular subject that is offered at various universities,” explains Barbara Kowalkowska, who founded the private university in Bromberg (Bydgoszcz).

Bioplastics at the Leading Edge of Change

Renewable Raw Materials Make their Entry in the Plastics Industry.

The Cultivation of GM-Soy Will Be Banned as of January 1, 2007

Taking into account the numerous debates at the European level on the genetically modified organisms it it necessary to clarify the status of GM-soy in Romania.

Organic Agriculture in Poland: Alternative Income Through Extensive Land-use

In the opinion of Polish experts, there is no fear of competition from Poland.

Organic Food in an Elementary School in Verona Sponsored by NaturaSì

With 43 stores, NaturaSì is Italy’s leading company in the distribution of organic products.

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