Hello from Berlin, Germany and the International Green Week. I’m attending this huge international food show to take part in a board meeting of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). We’re actually having our final meeting this morning.
Yesterday I had a little time to wander around the agricultural displays like this one. This is a showcase of organic dairy products in the bio-products pavilion. I had hoped to interview someone but the language barrier was very real last night. However I did meet a German dairy farmer who is a member of the cooperative that put on this display, Uplander Bauern Mokerei. From what I understood of our conversation the production of organic dairy products is small but growing here in Germany.
Besides farming he said he’s also involved in a lot of social work. I thought it was interesting that his dairy employs handicapped individuals, especially those with mental and emotional disabilities.