Organic Food

More info needed on organic food, says UAE study

More info needed on organic food, says UAE study

By Eliot Beer

Most UAE consumers are aware of, and approve of, organic food, but feel limited by inadequate knowledge, high cost and poor availability of organic products, according to a study.

Pesticide lobby slams FSSAI for allowing outlandish organic claims

India

Pesticide lobby slams FSSAI for allowing outlandish organic claims

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food industry watchdog has been criticised for allowing organic food to be sold in India through “deceptive and false claims”. Some products, according to the Crop Care Federation, which represents the pesticides industry, even contained pesticides...

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.

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