Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
On May 10, organic food advocate Colle Farmers Market issues a response to an article published by The Local with regard to Germany’s lagging organic farming initiative.
According to the article published by The Local, organic food sales are increasing in Germany, but a new study reveals that most of the food is imported. The study, conducted by the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany, found that 28 percent of organic potatoes are imported from Austria, Israel and Egypt, while 48 percent of carrots are imported from the Netherlands, Israel or Italy. The article says potatoes, along with carrots, are staples in the German diet and could easily be grown on German soil.
While the area of land designated for organic farming has doubled in the past 12 years, funding cuts have prevented the pace from keeping up with the fast growing demand for organic food.
A representative from Colle Farmers Market says even though funding for organic farming has been cut, the German government should implement tactics to make up for the deficit. “Organic food often has a multitude of health benefits and better tastes, so it’s easy to see why the demand is there,” the Colle rep says. “But the German government should also look at the environmental benefits of organic farming. The German government should really consider promoting the notion of organic farming and its eco-friendly processes. We encourage Germany to make a commitment to sustainability and invest in its land.”
The Colle rep says the demand for organic food will continue to rise, and the German government should take advantage of the economical value.
A representative from Colle Farmers Market says Colle Farmers Market is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle.