Pinoy Organics’ Green Trends for 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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