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Germany: more and more organic eggs from factory farming

The size of poultry houses for organic laying hens has once again become an issue in the German media: there is an increasing trend to big poultry houses. It's not possible to see where this will lead because the new EU Organic Regulation approves the current practice in Germany and a number of other EU countries of keeping 30,000 and more organic hens in one poultry house. When consumers buy their eggs they have no information regarding the size of a particular poultry house.

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Topical Reports / Most recent reports

The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

At the IFOAM EU Organic Congress in Tallinn representatives of the EU and of the organic sector discussed pro and contra of the new European Organic Regulation (video). After a record time of more than three years and 18 trilogues Regulation probably will be launched in June 2020, although neither the Council and Commission nor the Parliament and the stakeholders of the organic sector are fully satisfied with the compromise.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

IFOAM EU Congress: Roadmap for making Europe more organic

IFOAM EU members and guests from the organic industry as well as policymakers met for the 11th European Organic Congress (EOC) in the Estonian capital Tallinn from 5 - 6 September. The main topics of the first day were the Common European Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the possibilities to implement the ambitious goal of IFOAM EU to reach 50% European agricultural land managed according to organic principles by 2030 (Organic Vision 2030). The new launched "Organic Roadmap" should serve as an inspiration and source of ideas. (Video interview with IFOAM EU President Christopher Stopes)

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

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)

Topical Reports / exclusive for subscribers

BioFach World – events around the globe

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

German natural cosmetics market grows to 920 million euros

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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)

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