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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