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Taifun: 30 years of tofu – everything revolves round the soya bean

Taifun 3 is the preliminary name of the newly developed soya variety. It is suited to growing in the European climate. Like other varieties, with which the Freiburg tofu specialist manufactures its products, it is the result of years of research in cooperation the University of  Hohenheim. During its 30-year history Taifun has never stood still and has long since become the market leader for organic tofu in Europe. In its big new building, that has created space for expansion and to meet the growing demand from home and abroad, tofu from 100% European soya beans is now coming off the production line (Video).

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Important details in marketing Kamut

For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it. What many people don't know is that the term Kamut applies only to Khorasan wheat grown on specific croplands. The word comes from ancient Egyptian and means “wheat”. Because it comes from a dead language, the American Quinn family was able to have it registered as a trademark. This means that anyone using the word Kamut must identify it as a registered trademark.

by Jochen Bettzieche (comments: 0)

German company GEPA: “spearheading fair trade”

The biggest fair trade firm in Europe, domiciled in Wuppertal in Germany, is delighted with another good business year: in 2016 the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnerschaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH (GEPA) – The Fair Trade Company - recorded growth of around 7 percent and achieved turnover of 74 million euros. With the appointment of Peter Schaumberger the company is headed by two managing directors, with Schaumberger becoming the brand and distribution manager. He intends to increase the proportion of organics in the product range and concentrate his attention on sustainability and climate change. The company also involves itself in world economic and development policy issues.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

New EU Organic Regulation imminent – an analysis

The organic industry in many European countries reacted with horror when they heard that the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission have agreed behind closed doors on a revision of the EU Organic Regulation. Analysis of the results of negotiations reveals there are good reasons to be horrified. The organic sector is going to have a hard time in future. However, because numerous amendments are necessary, the final meeting of the EU ministers of agriculture was postponed at the last minute.

by Leo Frühschütz (comments: 0)

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German natural cosmetics market grows to 920 million euros

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Bio Company: 100 million euros in its 15th anniversary year

Bio Company in Berlin is delighted to have achieved record turnover and sees further potential for expansion. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

International Trade Fair Calendar 2014

Even though the first 2.5 month are already over, there are still a plethora of organic fairs planned. This article aims to be a summary of 2014's most important fairs. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

The responsibility of the cities

BÖLW has mounted an event focusing on the issue of town – country. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

105 new specialist organic stores in the record year 2013

Never before in Germany have so many specialist organic stores and organic supermarkets opened their doors as during last year. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Tegut: every fourth product is organic

The first new store openings are on the horizon, with planning well underway. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

International Green Week: new bio-hall and a lot of politics

The bio-hall at the International Green Week was this year new in all respects. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

India’s domestic market gathers pace

India's domestic market has been developing well, and marketing prospects are promising.

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Organic sales in Italy have been growing for 10 years

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Italy: Positive development of land and farmers in 2012

The trend line is positive again, but the market continues to grow at a higher rate. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Vilnius: specialist organic shops developing well

Half a dozen specialist wholefood shops have opened in the capital of Lithuania. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Italy: Increasing sales at specialized stores

The SANA Observatory 2013 conducted a survey of owners of specialized shops by Redaktion (comments: 0)

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