The South Indian social entrepreneur Mr H.R. Jayaram started his organic journey two decades ago. His visionary ideas and his passion for organic farming and ecological solutions made him start an organic farm, an organic shop, an eco hotel, an eco retreat and an eco experience center with a big organic store and restaurant. He is convinced: „Organic is essential for the world today." Watch the video of Sukrishi organic farm and the interview with Jayaram. Learn more about the Organic Experience Center "Organic State" in Bangalore.
According to the media France wanted to make half of all food in public sector organic or local by 2022. The government has announced that at least half of all food bought by the public sector must be organic or locally produced.
The first USDA certified organic restaurant chain The Organic Coup will open another branch in Seattle’s Columbia Tower next month and a food truck is planned for the Microsoft campus.
India's Economic Times reported recently that the West Bengal government has set up its own organic restaurant in Kolkata's eco park.
In June 2016, a conference was organised by the Sustainable Food System Programme together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The results have now been published.
According to the organic association Bio Austria, there is huge potential for organic food in the gastronomy and catering sectors.
A round table organised by the Soil Association discussed the role of food provision in strategies for wellbeing and sustainability with heads of corporate social responsibility and caterers from leading businesses.
Sustainable foods are now well-established in many retailers, however what about the Catering & Foodservice Sector (CFS)? The North American edition of a Organic Monitor organised summit, hosted in San Francisco on 18-20th January will give answers.
The Danish organic market has grown by 17,8 % in the first six month of 2016 and the organic share is 9,9% of the total food sales in the Danish retail sector. That makes Denmark to the most well-developed organic market worldwide, says a report. Organic products worth almost DKK 1.7 billion (€ 228 Mio.) were sold to professional kitchens in Denmark in 2015, according to the latest statement from Statistics Denmark. This corresponds to an increase of 27% relative to 2014. More than a trebling within five years. And the positive development continues: Organic Denmark expects that the organic sale to food service will increase by 25 percent in 2016.
The rapidly growing middle class in the mega-cities of China is increasingly health-conscious and can also afford to buy organic food. In Shanghai, the cool thing to do is, for example, to shop at Green & Safe or to eat out there. The store with its big restaurant reminds you in its concept and offer of the US-American Whole Foods Markets, and you find organic brands from the west on the shelves. Western food is in great demand in China. Shanghai has a number of organic delivery services as well.
The rapidly growing middle class in the mega-cities of China is increasingly health-conscious and can also afford to buy organic food. In Shanghai, the cool thing to do is, for example, to shop at Green & Safe or to eat out there. The store with its big restaurant reminds you in its concept and offer of the US-American Whole Foods Markets, and you find organic brands from the west on the shelves. Western food is in great demand in China. Shanghai has a number of organic delivery services as well. (All Photos by Karin Heinze)
Organic food company SunOpta reported a loss of $4.1 million for the second quarter of the year.
Just five months after opening its first shop in Pleasanton, the Organic Coup — which touts itself as America’s very first USDA-certified fast food restaurant — is aiming to open a San Francisco outpost later this month.
BioFach is t h e place to go for organic-loving professional chefs. At the special show “cook + talk”, trade visitors will learn about the latest organic products for restaurants and communal catering.
BioFach, the World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food which takes place from 10 to 13 February, is the top event and t h e place to go for organic-loving professional chefs.
Ola Verde means green wave and is an organic enterprise in Managua. Carla Fjeld launched an initiative for healthy living and nutrition, and her restaurant, adjoining shop and catering have proved to be a great success.
Exactly five years ago, an organic solar hotel was launched in Paris where you can breakfast on organic baguettes, organic croissant, organic jam, organic yogurt and organic compote. In the rooms there is a current edition of the consumer magazine Bio-Info and in the bathrooms you find Ecover liquid soap and shower gel.
Veggy Days is the first franchise chain in Italy that offers organic and vegan dishes.
Restaurants and other food locations can be found in this directory and review website specializing in organic cuisine.
The Food for Life Catering Mark Awards will take place on 18 June 2015.
Yeo Valley have decided to open the doors of their award winning staff canteen to the public every day.
Italy’s organic supermarket chain NaturaSì has launched an organic bar and service area - NaturaSì bar e ristoro bio - in Milan.
Poland’s biggest wholefood retailer, the Organic Farma Zdrowia Group, increased turnover in 2014 by 25 %, which equates to a 25 % rise in value from 52 million zloty (12.5 million euros) to over 65 million zloty (15.1 million euros). By implementing a franchise system, the company’s aim is to be operating 100 specialist wholefood stores avross the whole of Poland by the end of 2017.
Private and public kitchens like canteens, institutions and restaurants bought organics worth DKK981m (about €131,7m) in 2013, according to a new report form StatisticsDenmark.