French consumption of organic products jumped 21.7% in 2016 to 7.1 billion euros, including for the restaurant industry, and today represents 3.5% of the at-home food market, the Agence Bio reported on Tuesday. (Article in French)
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At SIAL 2016, all forms of organic could be found. Often, it was merely for greenwashing, serving as the last rites for engineers in marketing products whose target audience of “bobos” was pretty obvious. Except for the Danish, who came promoting organic as an essential part of their political discourse.
Lagers, dark beers, but also acid ones, with coriander or Fleur de Sel from Camargue… the Provençal micro-brewery Sulauze is surfing the wave of craft beers to develop beverages that are “specialized” and completely organic. (Article in French)
The main environmental group of the Île-de-France announced its regret Wednesday that the new majority of the IDF’s regional council, led by Valérie Pécresse (Les Républicains party), had put a “halt” to the rising momentum for organic food in French high schools. (Article in French)
French food giant Danone hopes to become the global leader in organic goods through its purchase of WhiteWave, an American company specializing in organic dairy and vegetable-based products. This is Danone’s largest acquisition in the last 10 years.
The Federation of Independent Winemakers in Champagne hopes to engage its members in a greater environmental commitment, notably through the “Haute valeur environmental” (HVE, lit. High Environmental Value) certification. (Article in French)
France is the third leading European producer of organic agriculture behind Spain and Italy and ahead of Germany. In terms of organic consumption, France is the second largest European market, behind Germany, according to Agence Bio’s 2015 report. (Article in French)