A total of eight companies are exhibiting on the Ireland Origin Green stand at this year’s Biofach event. Speaking at the opening of Ireland’s organic food stand at Biofach, the World Organic Trade Fair in Nuremburg, Germany, Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine highlighted the opportunities that exist for Irish Organic produce both at home and abroad.
IFA President Eddie Downey has said that the opening of new markets for Irish beef and dairy products was a critical job of work for the government.
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been advised of the need for careful expansion in the dairy sector to ensure a profitable and sustainable model can be secured into the future.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is speaking at a number of events in New York today on the first stop on a promotional tour to mark the launch of Irish beef in the US.