ORGANIC IN NEUSS
Healthy organic food has a long standing tradition in Germany. The term Bio, eco, is an abbreviation of Biologisch, ecological, and refers to health products in general. To enable consumers to identify and trust ecological products, an official seal of approval was developed in 2001. Strict regulations, rigorous controls and high penalties serve to prevent offence and abuse. Producers, processors, traders, importers and consumers can easily gain trust concerning the use of the seal.
Many small organic or whole food shops are to be found as can a few organic supermarket chains. Most mainstream supermarkets and discounters also have their own organic product lines. This section of the market stands for the development of a broader group of buyers, but also a more aggressive price policy. That also means that smaller whole food stores have to bear the brunt, in spite of their good quality.
A few elusive organic names can be seen on some products. Those wishing to ensure an authentic product is bought, should only purchase goods with the official German symbol or the overarching EU one. Developed, interestingly, by a graphic designer from Düsseldorf.
By Vincent Green, Feb 11 2020
WALKING IN NEUSS
Discussions are ongoing to create a pathway that loops around Neuss following the footprint of the medieval walls. Meanwhile, enjoy the walkways along the canal, spaces near the Rhine and tracking down many ancient buildings in the city.
HIKING IN NEUSS
Many open spaces entice hikers into the surrounding countryside. Try heading out to the wonderfully peaceful and natural, reclaimed spaces along the Dutch border. The Ruhr region to the east provides more inspiring landscapes with hills and forests.