Organic UK: While consumer demand is on the rise, farmer interest is waning

August 13, 2003, just-food.com: Four years ago, 250 farmers were applying each month to convert their farms to organic. Today that number has dropped to just 40 per month despite rising consumer demand for organic produce. Dairy farmers in particular seem reluctant to convert to organic farming methods, reported the Journal.

Farmers charge cheap foreign imports, minimal financial aid from the government and lack of support from supermarkets or government with making it near impossible for them to compete.



Recent news and research

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Stay Up-to-Date –
Sign up for our Newsletter

NewFarm.org changes daily! Don't miss out on the latest interactive features, columns and news. Sign up now for our monthly e-newsletter and stay connected.

ACTION ALERTS

•Free the meat markets! End packer ownership and stop closed-door deals

• Support Saskatchewan farmers in efforts to block GM wheat

• Stop budget cuts to conservation programs--the one's that help you pay for environmentally sound farming practices!

Share Your Stories

Are you a farmer? A consumer? Whatever story you have to tell, let it be an inspiration to others.
Share it with us now...

T H E    N E W    F A R M – R E G E N E R A T I V E    A G R I C U L T U R E    W O R L D W I D E