France: organic viticulture developing in Alsace
by Kai Kreuzer
The land area devoted to organic wine growing in Alsace has quadrupled in the last ten years.
In a ranking of organic wine growing regions, Alsace is now third after Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Franche-Comté. This was the subject of a recent report by the television channel France 3.
The number of organic wine growers is continuing to rise, and there are now 250 who manage their land without any chemical inputs. In 2002 the number was around 50. According to Agence Bio, Alsace is the region where organic viticulture has the biggest share of total wine growing (over 10 %). The average is 4.6 %. In the whole of France, in the period from 1995 to 2010 organic wine growing increased tenfold from around 5,000 ha to 50,268 ha.
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 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
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