Ireland plans organic food boom
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The Green minister Trevor Sargent announced that the party aimed at increasing the organic production in the country more than fivefold by 2012. The Minister of State, responsible for Food and Horticulture, said that a new national organic strategy would drive the largest expansion of organic farming ever seen in Ireland. The campaign will be launched very soon, reports the Press Association.
According to the minister, 70% of organic food which was sold in Ireland had to be imported. He continued that more farmers growing organically in Ireland would mean more jobs at home and less energy use worldwide. He told his party convention in Dundalk the organic market was worth 66 million Euros in 2006, but would rise to 400 million Euros by 2012.
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