By Keith Nuthall and Elizabeth Machuca, in Mexico City
The EU and Mexico have launched talks to deepen their trading relationship by negotiating a bilateral trade agreement on organic products. Such a deal could give a much needed shot-in-the-arm for the Mexican organic meat segment.
Exceptionally high growth rates in the organic meat market in
recent years are attracting new entrants into the industry, but
supply still remains short of burgeoning consumer demand, says a
report published this week.
Sales of organic food and drink in the UK have doubled in recent
years, with strong growth set to continue into the future, as the
market remains "wide open for new entrants," according to a
new report by Mintel.
A new report suggests that competition in the European organic meat
industry is increasing, as the market begins to suffer from
overcapacity. This follows another report that linked the
popularity of organic meat in North America...
Public concern over BSE outbreaks is set to boost sales of organic
meat products in North America, according to a new report. But
North Americans have not historically been as influenced by food
scares as their European counterparts.
High volumes of organic meat imports are entering the Italian
market as domestic supplies continue to fall short of demand,
according to a new Organic Monitor report on the Italian
organic meat products market.
News in Germany earlier this year that tainted organic wheat had
been fed to poultry at organic farms caused an immediate fall in
consumer demand for organic foods, with the organic meat sector
being particularly badly hit. The industry...
Overcapacity has hit the British organic meat sector with
significant volumes of organic lamb and organic beef set to be sold
as conventional meat products this year, according to UK market
researchers Organic Monitor.