Ireland is establishing a reputation as a "Green Country" with pure, natural foods. Going a step further, Bord Bía, the Irish food marketing body, have established a programme called Origin Green, which is brought to life by its members, the food producers and farmers. The programme is based on a commitment to sustainability in everything they do.
The Irish President, Mr Michael D Higgins, invited a good dozen of Origin Green ambassadors to a lunch held at the Áras an Uachtaráin, the residency of the Irish President. The ambassadors are young people - masters of economics and marketing, entrepreneurs - in their twenties and early thirties who are enthusiastic about Ireland in her role as a global trail blazer for a natural and sustainable way of growing and producing food.
We are proud to say that our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon was part of the menu! The Burren Smokehouse as well as James Whelan Butchers and Clarke's Fruit are all part of the Origin Green programme and the main suppliers for the lunch.