These are times of economic uncertainty. We have probably all been taken by surprise by the outcome of the BREXIT referendum, when with a small majority the British decided to leave the European Union. This will probably have a negative effect on the Irish economy.
Birgitta Hedin Curtin, the owner of the Burren Smokehouse, was recently interviewed by the Irish Independent about her views on economic survival in a not so favourable climate. Is organically produced food the answer to economic uncertainties?
It is an interesting fact that last year organic sales to the UK were just 12 percent of the overall organic trade. So it is a sector that is not heavily dependent on imports to the neighbouring isle, which is of course a good thing.
The Burren Smokehouse is in the fortunate position to focus exclusively on organically farmed salmon.
Says Birgitta, the owner-manager of the Burren Smokehouse, "When you look at the Nordic countries, and France, Germany and Denmark, you will see that organic is here to stay so Irish farmers should really take a serious look at it.
"Ireland is way behind in terms of production and support, however that means that there are great opportunities out there for farmers," she enthused.
Read the full article in the Irish Independent to find out what Birgitta has to say about this.