The Farm-to-Fork strategy and the biodiversity strategy were presented in Brussels and are both part of the European Commission's New Green Deal. According to the reports organic farming should increase to 25 percent and the use of pesticides and antibiotics halved in the EU member states by 2030.
Today it is possible to have voluntary eco-certification in Russia which can be based on western standards.
The price of organic food is considerably higher than that for traditional products.
The first “East African Organic Standards” (EAOS) is expected to be in place by early 2007.
Good atmosphere among the participants of the organic business meeting in Warsaw.
The number of internet users is continuing to rise from year to year.
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).
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