At present, the global organic food market is growing at a rate of 20% to 30%, and is expected to reach 80 billion US dollars in 2010. China's organic food has a huge development space in the international market.
In order to show the development achievements of organic food and promote the domestic and foreign trade of organic food, the Third China International Organic Food Expo was held in Shanghai International Exhibition Center from May 27-29. Nearly 300 enterprises from 10 countries and regions, including Germany, the United States, Taiwan and Hong Kong, participated in the Expo, an increase of 15% over the previous one.
Ma Aiguo, Director of the Bureau of Quality and Safety Supervision of Agricultural Products of the Ministry of Agriculture, said in his speech at the opening ceremony that in recent years, China's organic food industry has maintained a rapid development trend, has had a certain foundation for development, and the brand influence has continued to expand. Practice has proved that the development of organic food not only improves the quality and safety level of agricultural products, but also protects the agricultural ecological environment, promotes the sustainable development of agriculture, and promotes enterprise efficiency and farmers' income. In the future, we will adhere to the basic concept of organic food development, give full play to the resource advantages of the agricultural system, and constantly increase support for the organic food industry to promote the sustainable and healthy development of China's organic food industry.
It is understood that organic food refers to all agricultural and sideline products, including grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, livestock and poultry products, honey, aquatic products, spices, etc., which come from the organic agricultural production system, are produced and processed according to international organic agricultural production requirements and corresponding standards, and are certified by independent organic food certification bodies. The raw materials of organic food must be the organic agricultural production system established or being established or the wild natural products collected in an organic way; The product strictly follows the production, processing, packaging, storage and transportation standards of organic food throughout the production process; In the process of organic food production and circulation, the producers have a sound quality tracking and review system and complete production and sales records; Must be certified by an independent organic food certification body. Organic agriculture refers to a series of sustainable agricultural technologies that follow the natural laws and ecological principles and coordinate the balance between planting and breeding industries, instead of using chemically synthesized pesticides, fertilizers, growth regulators, feed additives and other substances, genetic engineering technology and its products, as well as ion radiation technology, in accordance with the production standards of organic agriculture, An agricultural production system that maintains sustainable and stable agricultural production.
Han Peixin, deputy director of China Green Food Development Center, said in an interview that China's organic agriculture has gone through the stages of research and exploration, laying the foundation and rapid development of standardization. At present, there are about 50 categories and 400-500 varieties of organic and organic conversion products in China, including vegetables, beans, cereals, aquatic products and wild collection products. By the end of 2007, there were 750 enterprises certified by China Green Huaxia Organic Food Certification Center. The total amount of physical products was 1.955 million tons, and the certified area was 2.469 million hectares, including 126000 hectares of planting area, 600000 hectares of grazing area, 249000 hectares of water area, and 1.494 million hectares of wild collection area.
At the China International Organic Food Market and Development Seminar held here, domestic and foreign experts discussed the development trend and prospect of domestic and foreign organic markets, China's organic certification and supervision, China's food safety and environmental protection, how to open up the organic market, and the development trend and certification of organic natural cosmetics. Experts predict that in the next ten years, China's organic agricultural production area and product production will increase by 20-30% annually, accounting for 1-1.5% of the agricultural production area, reaching 18-23 million mu; The proportion of organic food exports in agricultural exports will reach or exceed 5%, but some organic food will still rely on imports, especially dairy products, wine, cosmetics, textiles, chocolate, oats, sugar, fruit and other products; China will become the fourth largest organic food consumer. Organic food is expected to account for 1% - 1.5% of the entire Chinese food market, and the demand for Chinese organic food in the international organic food market will reach or exceed 5%.