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Global Organic Food Market Now Worth Over US$100 Billion As Demand For Safe Food Skyrockets

3 Mins Read According to new data contained in The World of Organic Agriculture 2020, published by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics International, organic agriculture farmland and organic food retail sales has reached another all-time high. The continued uptrend for the organics industry owes to consumer awareness coupling food choices to health and environmental […]

What Brexit Means For Organic Food & Sustainable Agriculture

5 Mins Read After three tumultuous years in British politics, Britain has officially passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and ended nearly half a century of close ties with Europe on the January 31 2020. This begins the implementation phase of leaving the European Union, which will last until December 31 2020 this year when the process of leaving […]

Indian Cotton Farmers Defy Monsanto With Native Seeds

3 Mins Read Agrochemical multinational corporation Monsanto is responsible for huge socioeconomic damage within the Indian farming community ever since they launched illegal operations of field trials decades ago to make inroads into the market. After years of pressuring farmers to adopt a strain of Bt Cotton – which unleashed devastating consequences – these farmers, backed by the […]

Should You Buy Organic Veggies? 6 Hong Kong Food Experts Say YES. But WHY?

7 Mins Read You’re at the supermarket doing your weekly shop and you reach the produce section and that’s when the dilemma begins: should you buy organic? There are a million different opinions on the subject out there, few of which are truly based in fact and most of which have some kind of political/corporate agenda behind them. No […]

Evergreens Republic: Pioneering Hong Kong’s Organic Aquaponics Revolution

6 Mins Read After a pleasant drive into the New Territories, amidst interspersed farm fields and abandoned lots, we arrived upon an unassuming green house in Lau Fau Shan that is the cosy home of organic farming pioneer Evergreens Republic, Hong Kong’s first USDA Organic certified aquaponic farm. The USDA Organic logo signifies adherence to the country’s National Organic […]

Make A Date With Nature At HK Perma Club

5 Mins Read Humans have been working for thousands of years to enhance our natural surroundings and engineer the world around us, especially when it comes to agriculture and food production. In more recent years, a few wise folks have realized that instead of trying to fight nature, much could be gained from designs and philosophies that work with nature, […]