Mark Ruskell, MSP, has called for organic food to be made a mandatory requirement in all Scottish public sector kitchens, including schools and hospitals.
A plea to make organic standards tighter, a pledge to “democratize” organic and an attempt to understand why the Danes are so good at organic. These were some of the tasty ingredients in a lively panel discussion staged at this week’s OTB #GrowOrganic17 event.
“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink after all.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
An EU grant worth €10.4m has been secured by the Organic Trade Board in partnership with Organic Denmark, to support a campaign to promote organic food.
According to a recent survey, conducted by YouGov, recognition of Denmark’s organic label, the Ø mark, is at 100%. The survey of over 1,000 Danes aged between 18-75 found that all respondents had heard of the Ø mark and 30% also said they knew the brand well. 15% said they had heard of the logo […]
Danish honey brand Helt (‘hero’ in Danish) has unveiled another innovative flavoured honey to the UK market. The latest variety is Helt Honey with Mint, which joins the existing range of Helt Honey Naked, Raspberry, Sea Buckthorn, Chilli, Hazelnut & Cocoa, Liquorice, Ginger, Cranberry and Cinnamon. “It’s taken a little longer than we wanted,” commented […]
Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the fruit bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar, the range comprises: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry and Blackcurrant. HayMax is one of ten SMEs which has won a coveted place on The Guardian’s trade mission to Atlanta […]
Denmark’s Ministry of Defence is starting a pilot project to increase the use of organic products in the armed forces’ canteens. “About 1.1 million meals are served at the armed forces’ canteens each year,” says minister of defence Nicolai Wammen. “It makes a difference when we have a demand for organic and healthy food. I am […]
Fruit bar brand Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar and a high fibre content, the on-the-go snack bars are all-natural and provide one of your five-a-day. The range comprises four varieties: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry […]
Danish healthcare brand Vitona has arrived in the UK, marking the occasion with a launch party held at Soho House in London on 3 June. The company, which produces organic functional foods and food state supplements, recently rebranded for the UK market and has reformulated two of its best-selling products: Oil of Life Beauty and […]