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Wednesday 13th November 2013.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


Organic Food Markets Predicted to Grow

New reports from Transparency Market Research show that the organic food market is still growing, despite recent setback because of the global economic situation.

The market is growing thanks to rising consumer awareness about organic food benefits and increasing numbers of retailers providing a variety of organic products as well as the implementation of government regulations.

The global organic food market is expected to grow from $57.5 billion in 2010 to $104.7 billion in 2015 at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.9 per cent, according to Transparency Market Research.

Economies such as North America are expected to see growth in the organic market at a CAGR of 12 per cent from 2010 to 2015 while Europe has the largest market share with revenue of $28 billion.

The rest of the world, which includes Latin America, Australasia and other countries are expected to grow their organic markets at the highest CAGR of 16.5 per cent.

The reports show that the growth on organic food sales around the world can be attributed largely to growing awareness regarding the health benefits of the products as well as concerns over the adverse effects of pesticide residues.

There is also a growing consumer awareness of food safety and animal welfare issues and an increasing use of natural products.

The organic consumer is turning to these products because of the confidence that organic food production emphasises the conservation of water and soil and well as meeting environment concerns, using reusable resources and limiting the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals in food.

Thanks to the surge in the market, organic farmland and production has doubled in the last five years.

Government funding and involvement of private limited companies in the organic food market is also expected to fuel the growth of this sector.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Africa's Chicken Growth Exceeds World Average
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Forage Impacts on Poultry Meat and Egg Quality
A multitude of customer experiences reinforces the claim that pastured poultry is different from birds raised indoors. 'Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages' from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) examines the evidence.

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Global Meat Industry News

   United States

USDA Initiates Programme for Beef, Pork Never Fed Beta-agonists
CME: USDA Lowers Estimates for 2014 Pork Production
USPOULTRY Research Programme Impacts Salmonella Research
Turkey Prices, Food Price Inflation Lower
US Refuses Imports of Chinese Poultry Meat
Ready-to-eat Products Recalled by Californian Firms
WASDE Report Brings Good News for Pork Producers
Chicken Meat Defect Linked to Enzyme Level
Call to FDA to Report Additional Data on Antibiotic Usage on the Farm
CME: Hog Numbers Increasing
Biosecurity Education Programme Planned for 2014 IPPE
December Futures Close Down
Ozark Mountain Poultry Buys Pilgrim's Pride Plant
Seaboard Results Hit by Butterball Losses
CME: USDA to Start Enforcement of Red Meat Rule
Recent Attempts to Strip COOL Law Misleading Consumers

   United Arab Emirates

BRF Starts Work on Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi


Ukraine Exports First Poultry Meat to EU

   United Kingdom

Improved Ways of Testing Meat in the Food Chain
Supermarkets Insist on British Pork
CAP Allocation 'Fair' Across UK
Call for Papers for 2014 Animal Welfare Conference
British Sausage Week Started and Finished with Bangers
US Beef Ban Lift Could Be Worth £60 Million
Black Pudding with Strawberry Jam Among Sausage Winners
Cargill in £35 Upgrade to UK Poultry Processing Business
All-change Ahead for UK Pig Industry, Says Award Winner
UK Pig Producers Return to 'Making a Margin'
British Sausage Week Report, Day 2


Tools for Reporting Pig Movements in Canada Now Available
Strong Salmon Market Drives Earnings Improvement for Cermaq
US Farm Bill Offers Opportunity to Correct US M-COOL


China's Farm Produce Prices See Slight Fall


Slice of South Korean Export Action for French Charcuterie
Salmon Sales Tail Off on Back of Cod Revival in France


Antibiotic Resistance: Killer Virus to the Rescue?


Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed

   European Union

Germany Stops Pig Price Fall


New Show for the Meat Industry in 2015

   Korea, South

Government Finds No Trace of Radiation in Korean Fresh Fish


Marine Harvest Purchases Shares in Grieg Seafood


Farmers, Livestock Breeders, Fishermen Must Be More Innovative, Says PM
Malaysians Buying More Beef


Dutch Antibiotic Use in Pigs Falls


Marfrig JBS and Minerva Plants Come Under Malaysian Halal Scrutiny
Change of Culture for Brazilian Processor BRF


Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
Poultry Council to Hire Policy Consultant

   South Africa

Poultry Losses Hit Astral Foods Profit Hard

   Saudi Arabia

French Poultry Firm Set to Sign Saudi Deal


Support for Tajikistan Food Producer


Indonesia Permit Confusion Hits Australian Beef Giant

   Russian Federation

Spare US Beef Quota to Russia Not Expected to be Filled

   New Zealand

Alliance Group Turns NZ$50 million Loss into Profit
New Jobs for Finegand from New Casings Plant


Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance


Commission Announces Meat Poultry Whey Quotas


Mexico: Hog Markets Positive


HK Scan Looks to Modest Recovery


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