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Farms 'lagging on organic food'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by OldDarkstarAccount, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. OldDarkstarAccount

    OldDarkstarAccount Senior Member Webmaster

    Only 7% of farms in Britain's largest and most productive agricultural region are "organic", a new report says.

    The Soil Association says East Anglia is lagging behind in the supply of organic food to a market which has topped £1bn for the first time.

    This year's Organic Food and Farming Report also reveals more consumers are buying this produce in smaller outlets.

    Many farmers would like to go organic because of the growing demand but are put off by the commitment.

    Suzanne McBride who has an organic pig farm near Cambridge, is one of the newcomers boosting numbers in the east.

    'Sales growing'

    Her herd of pigs has just received its certification as 'organic'.

    She now has to ensure they are reared outdoors, fed food free from additives, and never injected with drugs to keep them healthy.

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  2. jk090

    jk090 New Member Webmaster

    also the cost of switching and returns gained put off farmers,

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