Danes first European organic supporters

According to a recent study by the European Commission, Denmark is convinced that organic complies with regulations on pesticides, fertilisers and antibiotics. In second place, Italy and Sweden.

In Copenhagen on 24 November 2023 an event to take stock of organic fruit and vegetables in European supermarkets.

To follow the event online

Ferrara, 15 November 2023 – The Danes are the most ardent supporters of organic farming according to a survey by the European Commission. Indeed, 95 per cent of Danes believe that organic complies with regulations on pesticides, fertilisers and antibiotics. Behind Denmark, Italy and Sweden with 93%. Europe as a whole, on the other hand, reaches 83%.

This is revealed in the European Commission’s most recent document Organic farming in the EU. A decade of organic growth. The area under organic cultivation has also grown a lot in recent years. In 2020, according to the European study, there were almost 15 million hectares under ‘organic’ cultivation with a growth rate, between 2010 and 2020, of 50%. Fruit and vegetables, which are also making enormous efforts in this specific sector, account for 11% of the total organic cultivated area.

The target of having at least 25 per cent of the cultivated area under European programmes is therefore being met. And it is also done thanks to information and promotion programmes such as Made in Nature, a project of CSO Italy, financed by the European Commission and made possible thanks to the contribution of the following companies: Brio, Canova, Ceradini, Conserve Italia, Orogel and Verybio.

And then also thanks to the role of large retailers who can give a huge boost to the spread of organic products. And it is precisely on the relationship between organic fruit and vegetables and European supermarkets that the event on 24 November in Copenhagen and simultaneously in all other project countries is dedicated, namely: Italy, France, Germany and Denmark.

Organic fruit and vegetables and supermarkets: where do we stand? is the title of the event scheduled for 11 a.m. on 24 November. It will also be possible to follow the event online, by registering at this link:

Organic fruits and vegetables in the retail and wholesale sector: where does it stand?

The event will feature the following speakers:

· Elisa Macchi, Managing Director at CSO Italy
· Carsten Ahrenfeldt, Head of Market at Organic Denmark
– Iben Krogh, Politician and founder of think tank Frej, working for an ever more sustainable food in Denmark
· Mike Knowles, Managing Director at Fruitnet

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