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Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries

Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries

Published on Apr 02nd, 2020

The 2019/20 Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with exports down 1.5 per cent to 109,291 tons. In a statement, ASOEX stated that the decline in volume was to be expected given the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in the key Chinese market. "Due to the Coronavirus in China, the market in that country was paralysed after the Chinese New Year for at least three weeks, affecting a portion of containers arrived on those days.”

Europe’s organic sector exceeds €40 billion in market volume

Europe’s organic sector exceeds €40 billion in market volume

Published on Apr 01st, 2020

The market volume of Europe’s organic sector has broken the €40 billion barrier, according to data presented by Ecovalia, the national reference association for professionals in Spain’s organic sector. The main findings of the organisation’s Annual Report of Organic Production in Spain 2020 were announced at the Caixa Forum Madrid, and confirmed the growing trend of the sector.

Rutabago ensures delivery throughout France of its 100% organic meal-preparation boxes

Rutabago ensures delivery throughout France of its 100% organic meal-preparation boxes

Published on Apr 01st, 2020
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The young company Rutabago is working to ensure the delivery of its healthy products during the Coronavirus pandemic. The message is: Don’t panic! There will be something for everyone! Deliveries are guaranteed for all the customers in four corners of France. 

Global organic market expands 2.9%

Roadmap to save California agriculture

Roadmap to save California agriculture

Published on Mar 31st, 2020

A new project outlines how organic and more sustainable farming practices can offer a means to save California, which is currently facing a climate crisis, with rising temperatures, frequent heat waves and wildfires. Years of drought have created limited water supplies and the disruption of normal ecosystems.

Activists sue US government over “wrongful” use of organic label

Promising start to IPM programme in Dominican Republic peppers

Promising start to IPM programme in Dominican Republic peppers

Published on Mar 27th, 2020

A trial to introduce a full IPM programme to a sweet pepper crop in the Caribbean is showing promising results, reports Luis Espinoza, Biobest Manager for Latin American countries.

“Sweet peppers are an important crop for the Dominican Republic (DR),” he explains.  “As well as being a key ingredient of Caribbean cooking, the peppers are a valuable export crop to the US.

Combilo heading towards 100-year anniversary in 2024

Apeel: plant-derived solutions to food waste

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