When communism in Eastern Europe collapsed 20 years ago, people flocked to fast-food products from Western cultures. Now they need more organic food. Amarjit Sahota, marketing director of Organic Monitor Consulting in London, said: "More and more organic products are sold in countries where the former Soviet Union was disintegrated, and the sales performance is growing."
The Romanian capital recently opened an organic food store called Biofood (Revolution); In neighboring Hungary, organic product trade markets are held regularly; In Poland, almost every supermarket has set up an organic counter; In Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, the first organic specialty store in China was opened last year, and the business area has been expanded to the coffee shop next door; Even the Archbishop of Transylvania, Romania, has switched to food free of pesticide residues.
Romanians used to love McDonald's, but now they prefer organic food for health reasons.