The call for supply chain laws is getting louder. A recent study on cocoa cultivation shows that voluntary commitments by the food industry are not sufficient. Even Fairtrade certification is not enough to provide farmers with a livelihood.
Organic meat sales continue to surge in North America with 51 % growth registered in 2005.
The organic supermarket Yardo opened the first organic cookery studio in Switzerland in April 2006.
Since the launch of two Vierlinden stores in 2005, there has been no news of the Rewe initiative with purely organic supermarkets.
Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award 2006 goes to Johnson Seafarms, Shetland (Scotland).
After five years of stagnation, Denmark’s organic industry is growing again.
Organic Exchange stated that national organic cotton sales increased 55 % annually.
At the end of March, the discounter Plus, that belongs to the Tengelmann group, launched another campaign advertising its own organic brand range BioBio.
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