Denmark’s government is steadily supporting the organic farming, and the organic food has reached a peak of its popularity in the country, The Local Denmark reported.
In denmark, fruit and vegetables are particularly popular as part of a general growth in organic sales. The new Statistics Denmark figures show that the consumers in Danish stores are filling their shopping baskets with an increasing amount of organic produce.
According to the statistics, Denmark remains the country with the world’s highest proportion of organic food sales. Kirsten Lund Jensen, a head of organic with the Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC), in particular, said “This is evidence that Danish farmers are able to convert to what consumers want, regardless of the type of production in demand.”
In denmark, sales of organic meat are steadily increasing, but at a slower rate. Despite that, there has been a breakthrough with sales of fruit and vegetables. The most important thing is Danish consumers are very aware of the fact chemicals have not been used.
Total sales of organic fruit and vegetables have more than tripled since 2012, from 1.3 billion kroner in that year to 4.3 billion kroner in 2018.
The Danish organic farming sector is expanding their organic production, or converting from non-organic. According to experts, full conversion to organic production takes two years. “There may be situations in which farmers are not able to keep up with increasing growth (in demand),” Jensen said.
An overall growth of 10-15 percent per year in the sector is expected by DAFC to continue in coming decade.