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France going ’bananes’ for Danish organic food

2015 looking to be a benchmark year after exports almost doubled from 2009-2014

ZoZozial Coffee at the SIAL food fair in Paris (photo: ZoZozial Coffee)
October 20th, 2016 8:00 am| by Christian W

Danish exports of organic food products to France have skyrocketed in recent years according to new figures from the Danish agriculture and food council Landbrug & Fødevarer.

The figures revealed that exports reached 118 million kroner in 2014 – up considerably from the 70 million kroner worth of organic food exported just five years earlier in 2009.

“The figures from 2015 are not compiled yet, but it is our clear impression that they will be even higher,” said Mette Gammicchia, a spokesperson for Landbrug & Fødevarer.

“Therefore, we estimate that there is further potential for increasing organic exports to France, which is one of the largest export markets for Danish organic products.”

READ MORE: Organic produce in great demand in Danish canteens and restaurants

Dialing in at SIAL
Landbrug & Fødevarer contended that the rise has been impacted by a spike in consumption of organic food in France – it is estimated that 90 percent of the population has eaten organic produce in 2015, and that 65 percent do so at least once per month.

Danish producers are looking to capitalise on that trajectory and a number of companies – Coffeebrewer Nordic, Mät, Naturfrisk, House of Originals, Biosynergy, Is fra Skarø, Vision Foods Danmark, ZoZozial Coffee and Woodshade Organics – are networking with French wholesalers at the recognised SIAL food fair in Paris this week.