Posted by: Mahdi Ebrahimi | October 1, 2007

Americans are set to get a taste of Indian organic food

Americans are set to get a taste of Indian organic food, including the famous spices, at an organic expo in Maryland’s Baltimore city from Sep 27.
Visitors to the ‘BioFach America Organic Products Expo 2007’ at the Baltimore Convention Center from September 27-29 will get a taste of a range of exquisite and traditional organic food products from India including the famous spices, snack foods and other cooked preparations that have been made for the contemporary lifestyle.
Products range will also include soft beverages like tea and natural items like honey, according to a release by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) of the Indian Ministry of Commerce.
“The concept of organic farming can be traced to the Vedic period in India. As concerns for environmental degradation increases, India is ready to launch the next phase of the green revolution through organic farming,” said APEDA, an autonomous body attached to the ministry tasked to build links between producers and global markets.
“Special attention is given to create and groom the workforce to adopt future technologies so that you can be sure that Indian organic produce spells quality and goodness,” the the body said.
India is the first country to introduce ‘Group Certification’ and has accredited 11 certification bodies.
India’s conformity assessment system has been recognized by the US in February 2006.
The European Union and Switzerland have also recognized Indian standards to be equivalent to EU and Swiss organic regulations in June 2006 and January 2007 respectively, it has been pointed out
 
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