Posted by: Mahdi Ebrahimi | February 23, 2008

Bio is still booming, but there are some threats

The demand for organic fruits and vegetables is still ‘booming’. We can conclude that the imago of organic fruits and vegetables has become better, because organic is trendy. More and more organic convenience products are being introduced. The demand for organic fruits and vegetables is even increasing even faster than the availability. Less growers are choosing for organic production, because the yield per acre is lower and it is more difficult to grow organic fruits and vegetables on a large scale.

Perhaps the market for organic fruits and vegetables will change dramatically, because more and more consumers of organic fruits and vegetables become aware of ‘food miles’. In lots of countries organic fruits and vegetables are grown on a small scale and are sold on the local market. Lots of small companies and stands at Biofach showed the fragmentation on the market for organic fruits and vegetables.

The demand for organic fruits and vegetables is increasing more than the availability and this causes a threat for the future. Organic fruits and vegetables are becoming more expensive and because of this it is possible that the demand for organic products will decrease. The difference in price between conventional and organic products is namely becoming larger.

source: www.freshplaza.com


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