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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.

Weikfield wins Superior Taste Award 2006

Organic Golden Mango Tea has been granted by ITQI for excellent quality.

A day of promotion - the organic sector meets “Banca Etica”

Specialised stores all over Italy had a “day of sensitisation” to an alternative economy promoted by “Banca Etica” and Ecor.

New organic shop revolutionizes Moscow´s natural retail

Organic products appear and flare up like stars in the stocks of supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery boutiques, internet stores, and even fitness club bars.

New Zealand: Government to Boost Organic Growers

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton has announced that more than $ 2 million will be provided in this year's budget.

GM trees are being grown secretly in UK

GM production is in a strong public discussion. Now the focus is turning on trees.

First "Russian" transgenic potato approved in Russia as food source

As it turned out last week, Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation issued a Decree.

Wal-Mart gets into organic cotton

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is pushing into organics with a vengeance.

First IFOAM International Conference on Organic WildProduction

60,000,000 hectares managed for organic wild production.

Lidl: Listing of Organic Products Began with Organic Campaign Day

“We started on Thursday 20 April 2006 with a campaign day in preparation for listing 40 organic products to be sold all over the country,” is how Thomas  Oberle, Lidl’s press spokesman, explains the dawning of a new era.

„Organic Marketing Forum“

International Meeting on Processing and Marketing of Organic Food.

First NaturaSì Market in the South of Italy opened in Palermo / Sicily

As NaturaSì reports, the opening of the first selling point of NaturaSì in Southern Italy was in Palermo on March 31 and April 1 2006.

Origin’o: Modernisation Concept For Outdated Wholefood Stores in Belgium

Origin’o started up on 24 March 2006 with three existing shops and a new organic supermarket in Ghent in Belgium.

Organic consumers objects Wal-Marts plans

Organic foods achieved a turnover of 15 billion Dollars in the United States.

„BioBenessere“- The Project Started in Europe

As BioBenessere reports, they presented themselves in Nuremburg and Copenhagen to a broad and qualified audience of authorities, buyers, opinion leaders and journalists.

Organic Tomatoes: Increasing Quality and Taste by Reducing Irrigation

Product quality and taste are important in the marketing of organic produce.

Ireland’s Organic Industry Must Grow!

Modern specialist wholefood shops, or even organic supermarkets with a good proportion of fresh food, are thin on the ground in Ireland.

Euro Coop’s Position Paper on the Review of the European Regulation on Organic Farming

The umbrella organisation of European Consumer Cooperatives took position
regarding the new EU Regulation und published this press release:

Transparency Is Just A Click Away

“In 2004 we were preoccupied mainly with the growers; last year the priority was building contacts with trade and brand article partners; 2006 is for us the year of the consumer.”

Anheuser Bush brewery is introducing organic beer as a test run

Anheuser-Busch, whose empire is built on Bud and Bud Light, is test-marketing its first organic beer in the North Bay, Santa Barbara and six other smallish cities in California.

Increasing imports of organic baby bananas from Ecuadar in EU and US

A small banana variety from Ecuador is developing into an export product with potential. 

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