At the National Organic Conference in Waterford last month it was suggested that we should change Bord Bia’s slogan from “Ireland, The Food Island” to “Ireland, The Organic Isalnd“.
Perhaps slowly slowy might be the way and I see that the Drôme Valley in France is setting out to be an Organic Valley:
In a recently published interview in the Localtis magazine, Didier Jouve, Vice President of the Rhône-Alpes Côtes d’Azur region, reported on plans to set up a large-scale project for a “Drôme Organic Valley”. Jouve, who is responsible for regional planning and long-term development, emphasized the importance of organic agriculture, which already accounts for 25 % of the land in some areas.
Since the beginning of October, a French news information service has been on the Internet to supplement the services of the online magazines Bio-Markt.Info (German) and Organic-Market.Info (English). Bio-Marche.Info offers daily news information on organic agriculture and organic marketing in France.