For years, researchers have been trying to explain the epidemic kidney diseases of agricultural workers on sugar cane plantations in Central America and rice fields in Sri Lanka. Now, an international research team sees the cause of the disease in the intensive usage of herbicides glyphosate and paraquat, to which agricultural workers are exposed without protection.
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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