Thursday, October 16, 2008

Middle Eastern Organics Growing in Popularity

"Dubai, October 16 2008: In the backdrop of a rising appetite for natural and organic food products growing at a pace of 20-25 per cent annually, the sixth edition of the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (MENOPE 2008) has evoked enthusiastic response from across the world with over 175 companies from over 35 countries booked to take part in the show.

MENOPE 2008, organised by the Dubai-based Global Links, will run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from November 16-18 2008. The show is supported by the UAE Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment and Water.

Commenting on the show and its response, Eng. Nadim Al Fuqaha, Managing Director, Global Links said: "The expo has been able to generate considerable interest with the regional market for organic and natural products expanding at a rapid pace. In the last few years, the governments in the region, particularly the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, have taken various proactive steps to support the market, including encouraging organic farming."

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