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Pinoy Organics’ Green Trends for 2012

January 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Exchange

In the past two weeks, we have been getting calls, emails and texts asking us about Pinoy Organics’ 2012 “predictions”.

Here are five bright green trends we expect to see this year:

1. ORGANIC WILL BE THE STANDARD

There will be a continued increase in everything and anything organic. We will see new products, new brands and innovative producers/manufacturers of organic products.

Filipinos will be conscious about their family’s health and wellness. This trend started in 2009 and it will remain the same – a slow yet steady uphill climb for the organic and health/wellness industries.

Agrilink 2011-Pam Henares

 

2. WOMEN WILL BE LEAD ORGANIC CONSUMERS

Not only will people become more conscious for the sake of fitness, but there will be an increase in number of organic consumers, especially women. Next in the lead pack are kids.

Market Tour South-Market 7

 

3. MORE LOCAL ORGANIC MARKETS AND CSAs

Gas prices are up. Not everybody can afford to travel from Fairview to Makati weekend markets every week. We see a trend of people setting up their own local community markets, CSA groups or similar efforts.

salcedo flea market

 

4. THE RISE OF FARM-TO-PLATE ADVOCATES

This year, Pinoys will go for greener options not only the foodies but the food industry as well. Culinary schools will add subjects related to organic agriculture. Chefs will be more innovative and creative in their use of local, fresh and organic ingredients.

Also, restaurants and hotels will partner with organic producers, and will choose organic over non-organic vegetables. Are you a restaurant owner or an F&B director? Want to be stand out? Go organic then innovate.

Chef Myke

 

5. RENEWED INTEREST IN THE NEXT GENERATION TO LEARN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

As demand for organic produce slowly increases, more and more traditional farmers and producers will start growing organically. More old and new agricultural businessmen would give organic a shot this year.

Here’s the good-to-great catch: this includes children and grandchildren of traditional farm owners initiating the conversion of their land to organic. With the next generation with us, our future looks brighter and greener! Go green, Philippines!

 

PINOY ORGANICS-Amsis Farms

These are just some of our green “predictions” this year. As consumers, we encourage you to patronize your local market and farmers. Get to know them. Build a relationship with your CSA provider. Whatever you do, when possible, go local and choose organic.

Happy new year everyone and we wish you and your family a greener and healthier 2012!

Can you add at least one green prediction for 2012?

 

Photo Credit: (2012 Image) vectorstock.com

Comments

4 Responses to “Pinoy Organics’ Green Trends for 2012”
  1. Hea says:

    This is great to start a new idea of getting a new business with this organic products here in my province.

  2. Amer Soubra says:

    Am starting an organic farm in Lacub Abra Ilucus, I would like all the help I could have (seeds and how to make a good organic compost). Do you have any links or websites so I can download what could assist me

  3. PinoyOrganics says:

    You can join us and learn more about the basics in organic gardening/farming. Here is the link to the schedule of our learning events.

  4. PinoyOrganics says:

    Check out our events for April/ May 2012.

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