Organic Food

Last week's FTA has been seen as a watershed for trade between Australia and China

China-Australia FTA will provide fillip for Aussie organics

By RJ Whitehead

Last week’s free-trade agreement between China and Australia will potentially complement existing agreements between the two countries by boosting access for Australia organic wines, dairy products and possibly meats to Chinese consumers.  

Organic chief: We will discredit firms who claim false certification

Australia

Organic chief: We will discredit firms who claim false certification

By RJ Whitehead

The more popular organic products become, the greater the risk that fraudulent operators will ride on the coat-tails of genuine certification, the head of Australia’s organic farmers’ industry body warned after securing an injunction against a company...

Karan A Chanana, Amira Group’s chairman and chief executive

Amira expands into the UAE organic market

By RJ Whitehead

Indian speciality rice major Amira Nature Foods has announced plans to enter the UAE’s organic food market as it focuses on gaining a larger market share across the wider Middle region.

Demand for organic food is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years

Health concerns drive growing organic market

By Ankush Chibber

A growing awareness about healthier foods and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and an expanding expat population are fuelling demand for organic food products in the Middle East.

Indian farmers should fill home and overseas void by going organic

Indian farmers should fill home and overseas void by going organic

By RJ Whitehead

India’s organic food market is expecting to see grow at a rate of around 19% over the next four years, according to a new report. And to fuel this demand – and that of overseas countries – producers should battle bureaucracy and convert from conventional...

NZ ministry investigating chemical residue in kiwifruit

Fruit safety

NZ ministry investigating chemical residue in kiwifruit

By RJ Whitehead

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the kiwifruit industry and the supplier of a range of organically-certified citrus-based products following the unexpected discovery of very low residues of a chemical in some organic kiwifruit...

Will India open its organic market to imports?

Will India open its organic market to imports?

By Ankush Chibber

Importers of organic food are looking towards the central government to issue new regulations that would level the playing field for organic food products between India and the EU.

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