Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Problem with Bannng Air Freighting

"The proposed ban on air freighting of organic produce into the UK could have implications for the flavour industry, as some valuable raw materials are grown far way and would not survive lengthy sea freighting times.

The controversial ban on produce that is flown into the UK being certified as organic until it meets ethical and fair trade standards was proposed by the Soil Association last month. Most of the attention to the issue has centred on fresh fruit and vegetable product.

But Melissa Naish, global purchasing manager & European sales for Earthoil Plantations, said that that a ban could pose problems for some classes of produce."

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