Organic

Made in Nature promotes quality of organic Made in Italy fruit and vegetables 

Made in Nature promotes quality of organic Made in Italy fruit and vegetables 

Published on Jun 10th, 2021
Photo: Made in Nature

The new European strategies From Farm to Fork and Green Deal show the importance of communication and projects such as Made in Nature, which are increasingly decisive for accompanying the growth of organic farming and sensitizing consumers to the importance of consuming organic fruit and vegetables.

Report exposes Costa Rican government neglect of complaints in organic pineapple sector

Report exposes Costa Rican government neglect of complaints in organic pineapple sector

Published on Jun 07th, 2021
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution

A report recently issued by the Ombudsman's Office accuses the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica (MAG) and its dependency, the State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), of being neglectful in the way they managed and investigated the production, marketing, and inspection of pineapples that were allegedly sold to the United States as organic without being so, reports crhoy.com.

Plantations International launches organic durian

Plantations International launches organic durian

Published on May 27th, 2021
Photo: Plantation International

Plantations International has launched its first commercial organic durian plantation through its subsidiary United Tropical Fruit. Asiafruit reports that the Musang King durian plantation is located on a 40ha site in the Malaysian state of Pahang and has been secured by United Tropical Fruit on a 60-year lease basis.

European Commission aims for 25% organic agriculture by 2030 

Del Monte expands organic fresh cuts in North America

Del Monte expands organic fresh cuts in North America

Published on May 12th, 2021
Photo: Del Monte

Del Monte is to expand its organic fresh-cut fruit production in the US and Canada to allow for added retail convenience, as the fruit will be cut to order prior to distribution, according to a press release. Since fruits cannot be cut in-store, this process eliminates a hassle for retail stores and will help continue to incrementally grow retail sales.

Orius-System tackles adult thrips in strawberry

Significant growth of organic sales at Waitrose

Significant growth of organic sales at Waitrose

Published on May 10th, 2021
Photo: Waitrose

Waitrose reports a significant rise in organic sales. The supermarket commissioned a OnePoll survey, which showed that a quarter of respondents had increased the number of organic items in their shopping baskets or bought organic produce for the first time over the past 12 months. Around 61% of people said they would like to buy more organic products in future. 

US organic sales rise 9.3%

US organic sales rise 9.3%

Published on Apr 21st, 2021
Photo: Organic fresh F&V in US store by Eurofresh Distribution

Sales of organic fresh fruit and vegetables in the US climbed 9.3% Y-O-Y in the first 3 months of 2021, reaching $2.2 billion, according to Organic Produce Network data. Retail sales grew in all organic segments due to restaurant closures and outpaced conventional produce sales, which rose by only 2.9%. In volume terms, sales of organic fresh produce grew by 5.7%, while sales of conventional produce slipped 0.6%.

Eosta pushes mangoes and avocados with Living Wage premium

EU lays out roadmap to 25% organic farming

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