Posted August 19, 2005: Organic farmers in France are facing
a rarity among organic farmers in Europe: too much crop,
too little demand.
According to the country’s wheat producers a
plentiful crop is expected for the one percent farming
organically yet demand remains stagnant. While organic
options have taken off in other parts of Europe the
French have been slow to warm to the concept and dropping
conventional prices have not helped the transition.
Now the real concern for supporters of organic agriculture
is that now that organic prices are on par with conventional
farmers will start transitioning back to their old ways.
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