latest reports from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Movements (IFOAM ), the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and
the Worldwatch Institute have revealed that organic fruit and veg
agriculture is growing across the globe.
Some 141 countries
are reporting the use of organic growing methods, more than half of
which are in Africa. Australia, Argentina and Brazil were found to have
dedicated the largest amounts of land to organic farming, while Italy,
Spain, and Germany account for nearly 40 percent of the 7.8 million
hectares of organic cropland in Europe. Diane Bowen, Interim Director
of IFOAM, stated that this growth, especially in developing countries,
shows that organic agriculture can contribute to simultaneous economic
and eco-friendly advancements.
Patrick Holden, Director of the
British Soil Association:Organic food is now the preferred choice of
more and more people who feel reassured that after all the recent food
scares, from BSE (Mad Cow Disease) to genetic engineering, that organic
farming best meets their needs as consumers.
Director Bowen, International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Movements, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and Worldwatch
Institute, for informing us of this uplifting trend. May it continue
leading to a clean and green world, with health, peace and abundance
for all. Referencehttp://www.ifoam.org/press/press/2008/Global_Organic_Agriculture_Continued_Growth.phphttp://www.worldwatch.org/node/6199