Denmark’s food minister to open world’s largest fair for organic food

Demand for Danish organic produce continues to grow both domestically and abroad

Organic fruits, veggies and meat make up 12 percent of the total Danish organic exports (photo: Pixabay) Organic fruits, veggies and meat make up 12 percent of the total Danish organic exports (photo: Pixabay)
February 10th, 2016 11:26 am| by Lucie Rychla
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The Danish environment and food minister, Eva Kjer Hansen, will officially open the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, BioFach, which is starting today in Nuremberg, Germany.

The fair will present over 2,000 organic producers, including a record 49 exhibitors from Denmark.

According to the Environment and Food Ministry, sales of organic food make up 7.6 percent of the total food sales in Denmark, and the demand continues to grow, both at home and abroad.

Popular abroad
In 2014, Denmark exported organic food worth 1.7 billion kroner – a 12 percent increase compared to the year before.

The main export products are organic milk, eggs and cheese, which represent 51 percent of the total exports, while organic fruits, vegetables and meat make up 12 percent.

This spring, the ministry will appoint a team of experts on organic trade to come up with new visions and suggestions on how to further increase the exports.