Etihad Airways serves organic food in the first class
by Kai Kreuzer
Etihad Airways has announced an exclusive partnership with Abu Dhabi Organic Farms to supply fresh organic produce for its in-flight first class dining menus.
The airline said it will be sourcing fresh organic produce daily from the farm, which follows best practice of sustainable farming. A range of fresh food products, from eggs to vegetables to honey, will be served on board, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement. Etihad's first class chefs will begin incorporating these fresh ingredients in their on board service, with plans to roll out the farm-to-table concept across all cabin classes in the future. Last October, Etihad Airways launched its five-star restaurant food service on board their planes after recruiting international chefs.
Abu Dhabi Organic Farms was established in 1997 by Khalid Al Shamsi, a UAE national passionate about organic living. He works on 55 hectares of land, featuring both greenhouses and fields, and the farm grows a wide range of vegetables and fruit as well as raising livestock such as camels, cows, chickens and goats.
by Press release Organic Denmark
A new research points out that the sales of organics among Danish canteens, restaurants and institutions have been doubled within the last three years. more
by oneco editorial board, Susanne Franz
El Rincón Orgánico - the organic corner - is more then an organic trade business in Buenos Aires. Argentina has been mainly dedicated to exports of food to the main consumer markets. But María Calzada and Pipo Lernoud had the idea to get organic products for their family and friends and founded the Rincón - an organic distribution scheme and shop. But Julia now it is your turn to tell our readers about Argentinian organics & rock 'n roll! more
by Kai Kreuzer
Restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, caterers, and other eating places sourcing at least 30 percent of organic ingredients can opt to participate in the Organic Cuisine labelling programme managed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in collaboration with Økologisk Landsforening (Organic Denmark). more
by Dr. John Paull
“citius, altius, fortius” - faster, higher, stronger. These days the 2012 Summer Olympic Games take place in London. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees are expected to participate under the motto “inspiring a generation”. more