Bio & Sustainability

FRUIT ATTRACTION 2019: HaciendasBio will share with visitors and partners its commitment to expand the offer of organic fruit and vegetables in more than 17 countries where it is present 

FRUIT ATTRACTION 2019: HaciendasBio will share with visitors and partners its commitment to expand the offer of organic fruit and vegetables in more than 17 countries where it is present 

Published on Oct 21st, 2019

• Thanks to the investment in the research of new varieties and thanks to the strategic places where farms are located, HaciendasBio extend the usual seasons of collecting these foods 

• HaciendasBio is the only company in Europe with its own production, offering quality organic Stone fruit for 20 consecutive weeks, guaranteeing the integrity and ecological transparency that consumers require 

Prince de Bretagne: Major player in “the eating well” and the development of organic agriculture

Prince de Bretagne: Major player in “the eating well” and the development of organic agriculture

Published on Sep 20th, 2019

With nearly 120 Prince de Bretagne organic vegetable farms certified or in conversion, France’s leading organic vegetable producer group had a production volume of 20,000 tons in 2018, is expecting 25,000 tons in 2019 and will reach 32,000 tons in 2020. Strengthened by more than 20 years of experience in organic farming, Prince de Bretagne’s organic vegetable producers have reaffirmed their commitment to contributing to its development to mark Organic Spring.

New method to test whether your fruit and vegetables are truly organic 

New method to test whether your fruit and vegetables are truly organic 

Published on Sep 20th, 2019

Danish scientists have developed a new method for identifying whether or not a potato is organic, thereby helping consumers avoid being duped. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have devised an approach that looks at how organic plants are fertilised, as this provides a deeper, more accurate portrayal of whether eco-labelled produce is indeed organic. The method provides more details about on how a product was cultivated. Focusing on the isotope signature in a plant by isolating sulphate, a chemical compound can reveal how a particular plant was grown.

US organics – too expensive?

US organics – too expensive?

Published on Sep 20th, 2019

 

The US organic sector is at a turning point. The segment has now become mainstream, with organic products found in nearly every kitchen across the country. The success of natural foods supermarkets has pushed all forms of retail to get in on the act, with plenty of margin for value added in this category. Nearly 75% of conventional grocery stores in the US stock organic products and there are around 20,000 natural foods stores. Kroger's Simple Truth organic products brand had the highest sales in 2018, at US$2 billion.

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Small producers need help to enter lucrative "green" markets 

84% of Spaniards buy organics

Dutch organic sector calls for protection of ‘organic’ term

Europe’s retailers climb on board sustainability train

Call for ban on organic greenhouse production out of season

Call for ban on organic greenhouse production out of season

Published on Jul 31st, 2019

The National Federation of Organic Agriculture, the Climate Action Network, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and Greenpeace have launched a petition to the French Minister of Agriculture and Food to more strictly supervise the heating of greenhouses in organic farming and prohibit the production of organic fruits and vegetables out of season.

Eosta introduces Kiwi Muppets

Eosta introduces Kiwi Muppets

Published on Jul 08th, 2019

Using high-tech laser technology, organic specialist Eosta turns a simple organic kiwi into a cheeky fruit muppet. The Nature & More Kiwi Muppets are a fun and easy way for kids to get their much needed portion of vitamins and fibre.

Research shows that over 75% European children are not eating enough fruit and vegetables, so Eosta has designed an innovative  way to make fruit more appealing: make it fun.

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