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Soil Association, February 2011
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|Resource title||The Lazy Man of Europe: Wake up to what Europe can teach the UK about backing organic food and farming|
|Date published||February 2011|
|Summary text/ abstract||The global production of organic food is set to grow substantially, with the organic market frequently cited as one of the most significant growth markets in the food industry This potential is demonstrated in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland where sales of organic food continued to grow in 2009, despite the recession. In the UK, sales fell, although they are now recovering. A range of factors may explain the recent decline of the UK organic market compared to our European neighbours, but the passive role of successive UK governments in supporting organic food and farming is one of the reasons commonly given. The aim of this short report is two-fold: to demonstrate how and why governments across Europe are supporting organic food and farming; and to launch a discussion to consider what the UK government and the organic movement could and should be doing to support organic growth.|
|Library categories||Economics, Food & Agriculture, Land Rights, Simplicity|