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New EU Organic Regulation: Large henhouses still possible

The detailed provisions of the new EU Organic Regulation in the poultry sector will be more detailed and cover more areas than before. However, organic farms with 30,000 or more laying hens remain possible.

Pure Taste Group Germany: New managing director

Hans-Ulrich Schatz is the new face in the management of the Pure Taste Group GmbH & Co. KG. This was announced by the organic manufacturer last week.

Biological warfare with insects and genetic viruses?

The US-research agency DARPA is funding a research program that uses insects to release GM-viruses that can alter the genome of crops in the field. Scientists warn that such a system can be used as a biological weapon.

German organic market: upward trend continues

What does the sales barometer for organic shops in Germany look like in the second quarter of 2018? organic-market.info has found out: The turnover of the shops surveyed continues to rise.

Austria: Conversion to organic farming without regrets

According to a survey, 98% of Austrian organic farmers would decide to switch back to organic farming again. Many of them see organic farming as an attitude to life.

Elworld Agro India: Friend of the farmer

In 2016, Satyendra Dwivedi has founded an organic food production company called Elworld Agro. Within only two years, he was able to win over 2000 partners – thanks to his company’s farmer-friendly pricing model.

Ecovia Intelligence: 10th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris

On 5-7th November 2018, the 10th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will be hosted in Paris, France. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions and a workshop.

Sonett: New product certifications

Sonett is converting its product certifications for detergents and cosmetics. "The transition will be smooth", announces Managing Director Beate Oberdorfer.

PFT Conference: European policies, local strategies and future

The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, organic food sales now account for 9% of total food sales.

Natexpo 2018 in Lyon: Organic trends and new exhibition formats

This week, Natexpo will be hosted in Lyon, France, for the first time. At the fair, organic pioneers as well as start-ups will present their new products alongside innovative initiatives.  

GMO-free regions call for an international GMO register

At its nineth network meeting in Berlin, the European network of GMO-free regions adopted a declaration to “Continue with the precautionary approach to GMOs”.

GO! Organic Festival: Successful launch of London’s first organic consumer event

Thousands of people came to visit Go! Organic Festival in London. It was the first dedicated organic consumer festival taking place in England's capital.

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2018: Last entries until Saturday

On 6th November 2018, Ecovia Intelligence will co-host the Sustainable Beauty Awards Reception alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris. Entries for the contest are still open until 22nd September.

BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

On 26th September, the seventh BioBorrel edition will take place in Amsterdam. Registrations are possible until next Thursday.

Allegation: Product copy - Lemonaid against Lidl

Lemonaid accuses the German discounter Lidl of consumer deception. There is an open letter and a social media campaign. Lidl has now taken the floor at the request of bio-markt.info.

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

Tomorrow a new denn's organic market will open in Eisenstadt. The Austrian denn's organic market family will thus grow to 28 markets.

Organic imports from Turkey: How the current inflation affects prices

The Turkish Lira lost value rapidly in the last months. Organic-market.info has asked what effects this has on organic imports from Turkey.

KTG bankruptcy: Manager in the dock

Two years after the spectacular insolvency of the agricultural group KTG Agrar, the legal review has now begun. Eight former board members and supervisory board members stand before a German Regional Court.

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Triodos, the Dutch sustainability bank, joins Crowdinvesting in Germany: Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation acquired around 20% of the platform Bettervest.

German beverage producer Voelkel wins court case against Eckes-Granini

For one year, German producer Voelkel fought against the Eckes-Granini Group in court and was now proved right. The dispute concerned the label layout of bioC.

Germany: Coconut oil controversy

A German professor described coconut oil as "the pure poison". This has triggered a broad debate about the health benefits of this food, which has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin: Platform for newcomers

At the Natural Cosmetics Congress, taking place on 25th and 26th September in Berlin, new natural cosmetics brands will present their concepts.


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