Organic farming takes root across all continents - 2 Aug 2009  
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The 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.

Our gratitude, 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.