miércoles, junio 01, 2005

36 Organic Mega-Countries – Organic Sector Calls for Strict Liability Under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Bonn, May 30th 2005 – Organic farming, the systematic conversion of land to certified practices that ensure food safety and security from the farm to the table, a comprehensive and fully traceable system, is developing rapidly throughout the world. According to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement’s study The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2005, 36 countries achieved organic mega-country status in 2004, meaning that over 50,000 hectares of certified organic land are currently being cultivated. In total, over 26 million hectares of land are currently certified worldwide, generating over $25 billion in revenue in 2003.

IFOM - Untiting the Organic World

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