The 'bio' sector has doubled in Spain in four years and Spaniards spend five million euros every day on this type of product
The health crisis due to coronavirus could " trigger the consumption of organic products, given that this type of diet is the one that best immunizes us against hypothetical or new viruses," said the president of the Asociación Vida Sana and director of Biocultura, Ángeles Vine.
This situation could mean that a part of the population consumes “only organic food” to “have a very strong immune system and thus face new problems in the future”, but, on the other hand, “it could go down due to the lower economic capacity of citizens for maintaining their consumption habits prior to the crisis”, Parra has indicated in a platform published in Efeverde.
For Parra, this crisis "will also affect the organic sector”, despite the forecast a few months ago in the evolution of the organic sector, where "it was going to enjoy double-digit annual growth in the future", and added that "Many small producers are going to have a very bad time, because the small ones are always the worst unemployed in all crises."
Regarding the strengthening of the 'bio' sector, Parra explained that the Spanish spent every day in 2019 "five million euros on organic food" and that the annual per capita expenditure "has doubled in four years and is now 42 euros per person and year”.
In fact, "we have been in the" Top Ten "of the world consumption of organic products for some time" and to date, "we were only producers and now we are also consumers", added Parra.
In addition, the profile of ecological consumer is also changing, since "until recently it was anchored in the consumer between 35 and 50 years old" while now "millennials are gaining ground and are already approximately 30% of consumers of organic products”, Has indicated.
"These millennials drastically change their consumption habits towards ecology when they become fathers and mothers as indicated by all studies and now this trend will continue, but surely there will be changes," explained Parra.
He has also warned that food "in the hands of a few large transnationals brings health problems, massive pollution, loss of biodiversity, climate change, monopolies …." and has defended that the right to food "should not be just a business, because this model only generates hunger and disease."
For Parra, the 'bio' sector and its expansion, "are the spearhead of a whole paradigm shift that affects all areas of our life (energy, health, urban planning, transport, hygiene and cosmetic products, textiles or construction) and that there is no one to stop it when it reaches every corner of the earth”, he concluded. Weight gain is a common side effect for people who take insulin a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar (glucose) by cells. This can be frustrating because maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of your overall diabetes management plan. The good news is that it is possible to maintain your weight while taking insulin.