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Agro genetic engineering: Nothing new on the fields

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.

Lidl Belgium: Discounter supplies Ghent's households by bicycle

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”.

Natural cosmetics as a future market

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.

Study analyses the German organic poultry market

Market share, price and distribution channels: The German association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) has published a study on the German organic poultry market.

New Fair Trade Charter: How world trade can work for all

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.

12th EOC: Who pays the true costs of food production?

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.

Future Policy Award: Champions in Supporting Agroecological Approaches shortlisted

The Future Policy Award 2018 will celebrate policies advancing a transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems.

Study: Organic farming can feed Europe

What if? A study by the French IDDR Institute shows the positive consequences of an agro-ecological restructuring of European agriculture up to 2050.

Green Valley Awards: Last days of registration

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.

Trademark protection for EU organic label expired

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.

Glyphosate makes bees prone to infections

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.

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.


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