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Austria is European Number One in organic food

austrian foodAccording to an investigation of “Agrarmarkt Austria”, 13 percent of all agricultural enterprises in Austria are biological farmed.

Every farmer who is doing biological farming for three years is allowed to call himself a “bio farmer”.

There is a demand especially in the sector of animal breeding. Organic pigs are fewer as the market demands, says Elfriede Berger of Bio Austria, the biggest organic farming organisation in Austria.

Agrarmarkt Austria also found out the average Austrian buys 5 percent organic products. The biggest amount thereby have eggs and milk products.

Last year organic food in the value of 200 mio EUR was bought in Austria. This is an increase of 8 percent compared to the year before.

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