Organic Food

A blockchain study lets shoppers monitor organic bacon provenance

Blockchain takes off in food and drink

By Rick Pendrous

The pursuit of improved traceability and fraud prevention along the global food supply chain has resulted in the increased use of sophisticated computer systems, which allow secure information sharing between those involved in transactions along the chain.

Tesco's organic food sales rose 15% over the past year

Tesco’s organic sales climb 15%

By Matt Atherton

Tesco’s total organic food sales increased 15% over the past year, the supermarket revealed, as organic fish and dairy products proved more popular with shoppers.

Organic sales are rising, fuelled by more spending from younger consumers

Organic grocery market ‘outpaces non organic’

By Michael Stones

Sales of organic grocery products climbed by 4.9% last year to £1.95bn – outstripping the non-organic grocery market which decreased by 0.9% – according to the Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report.

The GM debate has become tedious, complained Helen Browning

Soil Association seeks new areas

By Nicholas Robinson

Soil Association boss Helen Browning will push the organisation forward, she tells Nicholas Robinson

Thin end of the organic veg? Organic food could become the next cut price battleground

Aldi’s organics entry could cause a price war

By Nicholas Robinson

Organic food could become the next battleground in the supermarket price war, Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, has warned after Aldi’s move into the sector.

UK organic dairy production rose by 4.4% in 2013

Trioni gains access to £5bn export market

By Nicholas Robinson

China’s £5bn organic export market has opened up to dairy producers after the Welsh organic dairy company Trioni achieved accreditation from the country.  

Chinese consumers are looking for food they can trust, says Soil Association senior certification manager Emma Yeats

£5bn export opportunities for UK organic food firms

By Nicholas Robinson

A potential £5bn export market to China has been opened for UK organic food and drink manufacturers, following a Soil Association deal with China’s Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC).

Farmers should promote their produce’s organic status, says Crichton

More farmers become food manufacturers

By Nicholas Robinson

Organic farmers are increasingly moving into food manufacturing in search of higher margins and greater financial security, it has emerged.

UK organic sales rose by 2.8% to £1.79bn last year, according to the Soil Association

Producers urged to return to organic

By Nicholas Robinson

Domestic producers must stop abandoning organic food or lose out to importers, as the category shows the first signs of UK growth in five years, the Soil Association has warned.

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