The Bayer Group sold rapeseed contaminated with traces of the genetically modified GT73 rapeseed line. GT73 is not approved for cultivation in the EU, and zero tolerance applies: even with minor contamination, the seed is not marketable and may not be cultivated.
Sustainable fashion, lifestyle products and accessories: the international trade fair for natural textiles, Innatex, once again invites visitors to the Wallau Exhibition Centre. The smaller trade fair spin-off Xoom is already running.
At the Natural Cosmetics Congress, taking place on 25th and 26th September in Berlin, new natural cosmetics brands will present their concepts.
From 25th - 26th September, the 12th European Organic Congress will place in Vienna. Registration for the congress is still open until 15th September.
Large quantities of organic feed continue to be delivered to the USA whose organic quality is questionable. This is the result of a report published by the Cornucopia Institute, which is closely related to the US organic movement.
The German discount stores Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd want to significantly reduce packaging. The common strategy is also about unpacked and disposable bags.
A new pest is threatening agricultural yields worldwide. Now, some scientists and manufacturers are propagating genetically modified Bt-maize as a solution to the triumphant advance of the pest. Instead, holistic strategies are needed.
For now, Primavera has cancelled the distribution of non-alcoholic organic plant waters announced for September. Quality control results are the reason.
Last month, the first BioFach South East Asia took place in Bangkok, Thailand. Now, the exhibition's organizers as well as the exhibitors offered a positive summary of the event.
The agricultural trading group Cargill and a plastics-producing subsidiary of the chemical group BASF have become members of the US Organic Trade Association (OTA).
TP Organics calls for innovations in order to compile solutions contributing to the transformation of European food & farming systems based on organic and agroecological principles.
Data collected by Nielsen confirm a positive trend in the Italian organic market. The numbers presented at the shareholders' meeting of AssoBio, show that organic food sales within large-scale retail exceeded 1.5 bn euros.
According to the Canada Organic Trade Association, the Canadian government is investing $8.3 mn in organic agriculture research.
Alnatura products are now also available in France. According to the company, over 400 Alnatura brand articles are listed in around 30 stores of the supermarket and supermarket chain Supermarchés Match.
On 26th September 2018, the seventh edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm.
In January 2018, the auditors of the EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety reviewed a control body operating in the Dominican Republic. By their criticism, they overshoot the mark.
For the 30th time, Sana, the international exhibition of organic and natural products, will take place at Bolognafiere from 7th – 10th September 2018 in Bologna.
The accounting year of 2017/18 went well for Sonnentor: The organic herbal specialist once again recorded an increase in sales and invested in the future.
By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman alleged the company of misleading consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News.
Fruit growing, animal husbandry, processing: European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. Seven of the eleven projects are funded by the German Government's organic and sustainability programme BÖLN.
Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science.
A US court in California made a spectacular decision last week. It sentenced Bayer subsidiary Monsanto to a "compensation for pain and suffering" equivalent to EUR 254 million for a dying cancer patient.
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