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05 - 12 - 2013

Ccpb , the numbers of organic growth in 2013

2013 was a good year for the Italian organic , "says Fabrizio Piva , CEO CCPB . December is time to take stock thanks to the data published in recent days by ISMEA and the European Commission . Ismea In its latest bulletin (see Italiafruit today ), writes that the domestic consumption of packaged organic products in supermarkets are grown in a year by 7.9 % compared to September 2012.

"The growth of the bio is a constant consolidated in recent years - says Piva - all the more important when compared with the general data on food consumption , that continue to decline due to the continuing economic crisis ." It is always Ismea to record , in the same period , a decline in the total sales of 1, 8 % compared to 2012 .

Along the same line of development also the new " Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union ," the 2013 report prepared by the Commission on the status of organic farming in the EU. In a decade , from 2002 to 2011 , the area cultivated bio has almost doubled : from 5.7 million to 9.6 hectares ( 5.4% of the total). Companies are 186,000 , increased tenfold from 2003 to 2010 , and in general are larger and run by younger managers compared to conventional farms . " The EU report pops up saying that more and more Europeans want their food is different - he concludes Piva - we believe that organic agriculture can produce better food , more healthy , more environmentally friendly and be a resource for the European economy . "


Source: Press Office CCPB