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First Eco-Friendly School Breakfast Project Launched

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Two schools in Zagreb today have launched the first eco-breakfast programme in Croatia…

“Imam prvao jesti zdravo” (I have the right to eat healthy) is a project which will see over 700 school kids over the next two years get eco-friendly breakfasts at school for free.

Contents of the lunch boxes have been entirely donated by ecologically producers and members of the Association of Croatian Eco-Agricultural Producers (OPG Eko Sever, OPG Repro Eko, OPG Marica Jug and Grbić).

The Ecological Institute ‘Ecologica’, in cooperation with the Association of Croatian Eco-Agricultural Producers, helped launch the project which has received funding from the German Foundation for the Environment ‘Deutsche Bundesbank Umwelstiftung’, FIBL, and the European Institute for Research in Organic Agriculture.

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“We want the kids to be eating a healthy breakfast and on the other hand we want to encourage thinking about stimulates for the development of organic agriculture in Croatia. Organic agriculture is increasing – we have 4,000 producers and an increase in surface area on which it is grown, but there is not enough diversity of products, there is also a lack of fruit other than apples, and dairy products are not certified,” said Sonja Karoglan Todorić from Ecologica.

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