UK: Organic farms becoming increasingly unprofitable
One third of organic farmers in Great Britain continue to lose money despite the increase in organic land and the ongoing consumer interest in organic foods. According to a report by the National Farmers' Union, high conversion costs and a lengthy transition period contributed to the inability of many organic farmers to make a profit. This was compounded by a long conversion period, significant imports, confusion over standards and labelling requirements, and government indifference.
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