Published: 11/02/2006 - Updated: 11/20/2016
This Fair for Alternative and Responsible Consumption will be held from November 3rd to 6rh at the Casa de Campo in Madrid and this year will be held in two pavilions, the Convention will be concentrated in organic food and the Pavilion of the Pipa to multisectoral. In this edition, the Murcia Autonomous Community is invited "a pioneer in organic agriculture in Spain and rich in fruit, vegetables, rice, grapes, almonds and grain premium quality," says Vida Sana, which described the region as "organic paradise”.
They stress the need to invest in organic production as the best way to stop the massive emission of greenhouse gases, but this will require relocating the Spanish economy, say.
They are betting not only promoting organic agriculture in Spain but also to enhance the "great challenge of the bio-industry in Spain", as almost 90 per cent of production is destined for the Spanish export.
Most organic olive oil, organic wines and vegetables, to name just a few foods, are consumed in Germany, UK, U.S. or Japan and they will have in a large sample staffed by some 12,000 references to products certified as organic agriculture.
Remember that the average expenditure per capita of annual consumption in Europe is 30 euros, ranging from 110 euros to be spent in Switzerland for only 8 euros in Spain.
Therefore Vida Sana demands greater involvement of government to promote these products, because "we are still very far from many countries where the Government is concerned to promote healthier foods and healthy population" laments.
While agriculture and organic foods include most of the surface and the exhibitors, Bioculture host a multitude of products and suggestions for daily living that have also been obtained by organic methods, without the use of synthetic chemical substances.
At the fair, there will be also natural products for hygiene and cosmetics, bio-materials, renewable energy, furniture and furnishings for housing and healthy workplaces; complementary therapies and medicines, saving and recycling, ecology; environment, tourism and rural nursing homes, toys, crafts, among others.