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Press Releases from Journal of Organics (4 total)

61% of French households buy organic food

A new paper published by the Journal of Organics reports that 61% of French households buy organic food in their shopping basket. Researchers from INRA (Institut National de la Recherché Agronomique) note a distinctive feature of the organic market is its strong growth rate. In their study of 22,359 French households, INRA researchers found that the average food-budget share for organic products was 3.61% (for all households) and 5.96% (for

Australia’s first woman organic farmer

A new paper published in the Journal of Organics reveals the story of Australia’s first woman organic farmer. Ileen Macpherson (1898-1984) was a co-founder of Australia’s original Demeter Farm (c.1934-1954) along with her partner Ernesto Genoni (1885-1974). Ileen was a member of Rudolf Steiner’s Experimental Circle of Anthroposophic Farmers and Gardeners (from 1936). Ernesto was the first Australian member (from 1928). At their Demeter Farm in Dandenong, Victoria, they practiced biodynamic

Debut exhibition for Battle of the Somme digger

Hobart, July 5. 2016. A newly discovered portfolio of artworks by the Australian/Italian artist Ernesto Genoni launches today. Before WWI, Ernesto trained at the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan. He arrived in Australia just a few months before the outbreak of the war. In a surprise move - he was a pacifist and he was Italian - Ernesto enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in 1916. He was

New Maps of the World of Organic Agriculture

Melbourne, July 2, 2016 - The Atlas of Organics presents four new maps of the world of organic agriculture. Researchers from Oxford University and the University of Tasmania have teamed up to create four intriguing maps that throw new light on what are otherwise a bland tabulation of data. The cartograms of Drs John Paull and Benjamin Hennig show Australia as the world leader in land devoted to organic agriculture. Australia's

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