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is "Umstellung" organic(bio) food? seen in Coop supermarkets

Since a while there are these products in COOP under orgnic food shelf ("naturaplan " series) but instead of "Suisse bio" it's written Umstellung

"hergestellt im rahmen der umstellung auf die biologische landwirtschaft"

Do you buy these food? It's the same price as the bio one but I don't know if the quality which is not "bio" justifies its price.
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Old 23.07.2020, 16:14
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Since a while there are these products in COOP under orgnic food shelf ("naturaplan " series) but instead of "Suisse bio" it's written Umstellung

"hergestellt im rahmen der umstellung auf die biologische landwirtschaft"

Do you buy these food? It's the same price as the bio one but I don't know if the quality which is not "bio" justifies its price.
It's not strictly bio as to qualify as bio they have to have fulfilled the standards for a certain number of years. This creates a catch-22 situation for farmers wishing to switch to bio as they cannot imemdiately charge the higher prices that bio would permit but they have the lower productivity from not using all the pesticides etc.

So people like Coop created the "Umstellung" label. If you buy it you are helping such farmers and thus investing in the future of bio. And although there may be slight traces of pesticides etc from previous years, there are still way less of them than for the non bio equivalent.
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Old 23.07.2020, 18:56
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Re: is "Umstellung" organic(bio) food? seen in Coop supermarkets

Yeh. And who are “Mick and Dick“ at the Coop??
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Re: is "Umstellung" organic(bio) food? seen in Coop supermarkets

I always laugh at "Extra Dich" on their steak cut oven chips
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It's not strictly bio as to qualify as bio they have to have fulfilled the standards for a certain number of years. This creates a catch-22 situation for farmers wishing to switch to bio as they cannot imemdiately charge the higher prices that bio would permit but they have the lower productivity from not using all the pesticides etc.

So people like Coop created the "Umstellung" label. If you buy it you are helping such farmers and thus investing in the future of bio. And although there may be slight traces of pesticides etc from previous years, there are still way less of them than for the non bio equivalent.
Thanks a lot, that answers perfectly my question.


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Yeh. And who are “Mick and Dick“ at the Coop??
"What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"
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"What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"
Coop uses the slogan "Coop - für mich und dich" (pronounced in Swiss German).

A native English speaker will usually pronounce this as "Coop - für Mick and Dick" or similar. Cherub used the "conversion" (ch -> ck) in reverse.
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Coop uses the slogan "Coop - für mich und dich" (pronounced in Swiss German).

A native English speaker will usually pronounce this as "Coop - für Mick and Dick" or similar. Cherub used the "conversion" (ch -> ck) in reverse.
Thanks, I didn’t get it either due to not living in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
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Re: is "Umstellung" organic(bio) food? seen in Coop supermarkets

My kids say "CO-OP, for dicks".
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Thanks, I didn’t get it either due to not living in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
I didn't get it either, before Urs Max's explanation, despite living in the German-speaking part of Switzerland (and speaking German).
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