Far North Queensland lychee grower André Leu has been elected to the board of the world’s peak organic farming body.
The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements is a collective of various organic bodies around the world, which deals with universal issues like trade and certification.
The global organic food trade is worth $50 billion a year, and Mr Leu says it should be recognised for producing carbon negative food.
“Organic agriculture is the fastest growing agricultural sector in the world in terms of markets,” he says.
“In supermarkets in Germany now ,it’s almost impossible to find a non-organic baby food.
“Supermarkets around the world like Walmart are investing heavily in organics because it is the fastest growing food category.
“We’re trying our hardest to get that across; we’re more than carbon neutral, we’re carbon negative, we take out more carbon out of the atmosphere than we put into it.”