France to Double Organic Farming Area by 2017: Report
May 31, 2013 02:06 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
France aims to double the farmland area used to grow organic agriculture by 2017 to meet growing consumer demand through local production, Reuters note on Friday.
Like Us on Facebook
France has seen organic farming expand quickly in recent years but it remains a niche, accounting for 1 million hectares or 3.7 percent of farmland nationally at the end of 2012. They are the European Union's biggest agricultural producer.
"We're going to develop in such a way that we'll increase volume while maintaining the level of quality," he told reporters at a presentation of his organic farming plan. "I want the French (organic) sector to be a high-quality one."
The market for organic food in France was worth 4.17 billion euros ($5.40 billion) last year, according to the agency that promotes the development of the sector. It says an economic downturn has slowed growth from double-digit levels in previous years but 2012 sales were still up 6.6 percent on year.
According to the French organic food agency, imported organic food accounted for 25 percent of demand last year, down from 32 percent in 2011.
A horrifying experience left a 31-year-old woman in a sickening experience as she discovered a mold on her KFC burger.
Chinese-style dishes with raw fish will no longer be served as incidents of GBS caused infections continue to rise in Singapore.
Experts discovered that some healthy snacks are actually high in calories and are giving one extra pounds. This list reveals three healthy but fattening snacks and the corresponding substitute treats to eat instead.
Soylent has been popular in Silicon Valley and has been around for some time. It has found its way to a niche group that enjoys easy living sans the hassle of preparing and cooking food.
If you feel as though your immune system or overall health needs some support or if you feel a cold or illness coming on, these six supplements do show benefits. When using supplements to support your immune system, you need to answer two important questions: Do you need that supplement? And is your supplement the highest possible quality?
The battle against obesity can be slightly daunting, but knowing the appropriate plate sizes can make a difference.