By Azra Secerbegovic. May 2013. Who is Azra Secerbegovic?. Why I got into organics?. conventionally grown fresh produce. . f. arming methods in conventional agriculture. economic injustice that the growers suffered in the hands of big export companies.. ID: 193291
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ORGANICS- Is it really worth it?By Azra SecerbegovicMay 2013Slide2
Who is Azra Secerbegovic?Slide3
Why I got into organics?
conventionally grown fresh produce.
arming methods in conventional agriculture
economic injustice that the growers suffered in the hands of big export companies.Slide4
Organic market (1)
The market research company Organic Monitor estimated the global market for organic products in 2012 at almost US$63 billion
or more than 45 billion euros
. This is NOT only fresh produce!!!
The leading market is the United States with 21billion euros.
In Europe, where 21.5billion euros were spent, Germany leads at 6.6billion euros, followed by France (3.8billion euros). The countries with the highest annual per capita spending were Switzerland and Denmark with more than 160 euros.Slide5
Organic market (2)Slide6
Organic supply (1)
Moving from consumers to producers
80 percent of a global
that practice organic methods are located in developing countries.
he countries with the most producers are India (547’591), Uganda (188’625), Mexico(169’570) and Tanzania (145’430).
In Europe, Spain & ItalySlide7
When did it all start?
The organic movement began in the mid-1920s in Central Europe through the work of Rudolf
biodynamic agriculture, an early version of organic agriculture. The system was based on Steiner's philosophy of anthroposophy
What is organic farming?
such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control.
Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), an international umbrella organization for organic farming organizations established in 1972.Slide9
So many certificates!!! So many different organics!!!!Slide10
Organic Certification Organisations
Skal is a private non profit foundation with a public task as certification and inspection body for the organic production. It is assigned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.Slide11
Comité Aragonés de Agricultura Ecológica (
Edificio Centrorigen Ctra de Cogullada, 65
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists . Strong in natural cosmetics.Slide13
The Soil Association is a charity. Almost all income is contributed by individual members and supporters and institutions such as charitable trusts and statutory bodies.Slide14
Is it better? Is it healthier?
The study in Brazil
farms were located within 1.5
of each other and shared similar natural environments.
Fruits from 30 plants in each farming system were sampled and
Tomatoes grown on organic farms were 40 per cent smaller than those produced conventionally.
However, their concentrations of vitamin C were up to 57 per cent higher, and ripe fruits contained well over twice the quantity of phenolic compounds.
Plant phenols, such as flavonoids, are largely responsible for the health-giving properties attributed to many fruits and vegetables.
body fight oxidative stress - a form of chemical damage linked to chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer and dementia.Slide15
Do you need to eat everything organic?
If you can afford, yes!!
Dairy products- MUST
THIN SKIN VS THICK SKINSlide16
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