February saw us heading to Nuremberg in Germany to discover all that BIOFACH had to offer. With no less than 140 participating countries and 3,500 exhibitors, this is the fair for professionals in the organic sector. Trends and developments in bio and the latest concepts in organic food, BIOFACH 2020 had it all.
With an annual growth rate of 7%, the organic market is very important in the USA. Rijk Zwaan is investing in resistance breeding for this market. Rick Falconer, Managing Director of Rijk Zwaan USA, explains why genetic resistances are so crucial for organic growers: “Downy mildew can ruin a field of spinach within 24 hours.”