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Why the organic community should fall in love with true prices – Interview with Adrian de Groot Ruiz

The economist Adrian de Groot Ruiz reveals how he calculates the true prices of our food. Read about the advantages he sees for organic trade - and where he would first look for hidden social and economic costs.

Natexpo 2018: Successful kick-off in Lyon

Around 10,000 professionals from the organic sector came to visit the Natexpo 2018. The French organic trade show was held in Lyon for the first time.

Volume of pesticides sold in Germany up again

In 2017, pesticide manufacturers sold 7% more active ingredients than in the previous year. The exact figures were released by the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Future-proofing organic packaging

A new survey published by Soil Association Certification has identified significant opportunities for organic businesses looking to utilise sustainable card and paper-based packaging solutions.

Are mosquitoes with gene drive soon to be released in West Africa?

Scientists at London's Imperial College have successfully tested mosquitoes with gene drive in the laboratory. They now plan to release GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso in West Africa to combat malaria.

Review: 14th BioFach America Latina - Bio Brazil Fair in Sao Paulo

From 6 to 9 June, the Anhembi exhibition center in Sao Paulo hosted the international organic sector in Brazil for the first time, as the organizers announced only now.

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.


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