Significant rise in organics in canteens in France

Between 2009 and 2013, the turnover in the catering sector in France almost doubled: it rose from €92m to €172m. Almost 60% of all catering facilities offered at specific intervals at least a number of ingredients in meals in organic quality. The equivalent figure in 2009 was only 36 %. However, only 16 % offered organic products on a daily basis. In the context of its eco action plan “Ambition Bio 2017” the French Ministry of Agriculture is focusing strongly on developing this sector as a further means of driving up demand, quite apart from the stimulation of the market emanating from the retail trade and the specialist wholefood trade.

(Picture on right: Organic buffet)
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