Category Archives: Organic standards

ORGANIC foods: Asian country markets reporting double-digit growth; Sales to reach US$10bn in coming years; Driven by food safety & quality concerns

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ORGANIC farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, but…; “Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably” – New research

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AMAZON acquires Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion; will offer lower prices on selection of best-selling staples, including organic responsibly-farmed salmon

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ORGANIC salmon is 30% more expensive to produce & has great potential in Europe (incl. Norway); Regulatory updates recommended

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IRELAND is the 1st country to have achieved organic status for salmon and mussels, with over 80% of its salmon and 50% mussels organically-certified

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LCA & ‘true’ vs. ‘hidden’ environmental / social costs of food production: ‘The true value’ of sustainable foods once ‘externalities’ are removed

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“FURTHER potential in the Middle East”: Connemara firm strikes “long term deal” to supply U.A.E. supermarket chain with organically farmed salmon

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ATLANTIC Sapphire ambitions to build land-based salmon farm in Miami with 10,000t capacity p.a. (and up to ~90,000t in 10 years’ time…)

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SUSTAINABLE food 2017 trends: Organics, ecolabels, sourcing, sustainability metrics, authenticity & traceability, waste, packaging…

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SWITZERLAND: Coop & Migros achieve 100% ‘sustainable fish products’ (MSC, ASC or organic); Coop extends this also to all its restaurants

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LATEST anti-farmed salmon campaign focuses on ‘organic’ and labelling to consumers; Irish government’s interpretation of EU Regulations at stake

Continue reading LATEST anti-farmed salmon campaign focuses on ‘organic’ and labelling to consumers; Irish government’s interpretation of EU Regulations at stake

ORGANIC salmon “more toxic” than ‘normal’ farmed salmon?! Flurry of scary French news headlines… Brace yourself: TV programme focuses on, MHG Norway & Ireland

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Fresh EIRE of sustainability…. Seafood Development Agency preparing its first national Sustainability Report; BIM Awards scope & criteria

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NORWEGIAN organic salmon producers experiencing “challenges” for exports to the EU; Government wants EEA Agreement incorporation

Continue reading NORWEGIAN organic salmon producers experiencing “challenges” for exports to the EU; Government wants EEA Agreement incorporation

EU pesticide residues in food: “risk to consumers remains low” – EFSA reducing analysis of animal products & shifting monitoring focus to animal feed

Continue reading EU pesticide residues in food: “risk to consumers remains low” – EFSA reducing analysis of animal products & shifting monitoring focus to animal feed

“NEW era for transparency” in ingredient information for U.S. consumers: Passage of legislation on disclosure of genetically engineered / GMO ingredients

Continue reading “NEW era for transparency” in ingredient information for U.S. consumers: Passage of legislation on disclosure of genetically engineered / GMO ingredients

SUSTAINABILITY, transparency & trustworthiness of seafood ecolabels: MSC & ASC come top for several categories – Mileu Centraal ranking

Continue reading SUSTAINABILITY, transparency & trustworthiness of seafood ecolabels: MSC & ASC come top for several categories – Mileu Centraal ranking

IRISH seafood sector to increase use of MSC, ASC, organic certifications by 2025; “Unequivocal commitment” to independent review of Aquaculture licensing

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MOST popular seafood in Ireland: salmon is worth €75m in exports & €64m in imports… Organic salmon sold with 33% premium

Continue reading MOST popular seafood in Ireland: salmon is worth €75m in exports & €64m in imports… Organic salmon sold with 33% premium

“SIGNIFICANT opportunities” in Irish aquaculture, but “conflict resolution, engagement and decision-making can be improved”

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