In addition to constantly growing sales and new trends, the organic industry needs one thing above all else: forward-looking concepts for an ecological future. organic-market.info visited Biofach and reports on strategies towards more agroecology as well as the latest trends in organic food and natural cosmetics.
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.
In a press release, Ecovia Intelligence announced the finalists of the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards, which will be co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe on 6th November.
The run-up to the Swiss referendum on the Fair Food Initiative has shown that people want more sustainability and transparency with regard to the origin and production of food. FiBL has developed the "SMART tool" to make such achievements visible.
Food companies Nestlé and Unilever have formed the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) together with five international catering companies.
In the run-up to the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Oliver Gothe talked to organic-market.info about the chances brought by digitalisation as well as the challenge of dealing with greenwashing by competitors from the conventional market.
Recently, mainly new genetic engineering methods have been discussed. However, genetic engineering companies continue to rely on plants that are resistant to herbicides and insect pests using classical genetic engineering methods.
In the Belgian city of Ghent, discounter Lidl has recently started offering its customers a bicycle delivery service for around 400 fresh foods. The goods can be ordered online via the pop-up web shop “Simpl”.
The cosmetics market is very dynamic and a lot has happened in the last twelve months. This was emphasised by Elfriede Dambacher at the 11th Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin. In her presentation, she presented current figures and data on the national and international market.
Market share, price and distribution channels: The German association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) has published a study on the German organic poultry market.
The global Fair Trade movement has published a new International Fair Trade Charter. The charter determines the values of Fair Trade and defines a vision for implementing of the UN sustainable development goals.
At the 12th European Organic Congress organic stakeholders could have patted themselves on the back with complacency. Instead, the participants discussed fairness, honest prices and the CAP.
The Future Policy Award 2018 will celebrate policies advancing a transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems.
What if? A study by the French IDDR Institute shows the positive consequences of an agro-ecological restructuring of European agriculture up to 2050.
On 27th October 2018, the Green Valley Awards will be co-hosted alongside the beauty event InterCharm taking place from 24th to 27th October in Moscow, Russia.
The Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property has deleted the EU organic label as a company trademark. Sounds strange – because it is emblazoned on every organic food in the EU after all.
Officially, glyphosate has so far been considered safe for bees. Now, American scientists have shown that glyphosate changes the intestinal flora of bees, making them more susceptible to infections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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