Organic milk runs dry as demand surges

Demand for organically produced milk in Sweden is growing so fast that there is now a shortage of suppliers.

In response, the Swedish-Danish dairy firm Arla has decided to withdraw from sale its full fat organic milk product. All supplies will now be used for the more popular semi-skimmed and skimmed milk.

In order to stimulate the supply of organic milk, Arla now plans to increase the amount paid to farmers, as well as contributing to the farmers’ cost of shifting production, according to Dagens Nyheter.

The demand for organic milk is increasing most in Swedish cities. Nevertheless, organic products still only account for around 10 percent of Arla’s fresh foods.