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Oliver Gothe of Fair Squared: „Increasing digitalisation will determine the commerce of the future”

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.

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”.

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, organic food sales now account for 9% of total food sales.

Natexpo 2018 in Lyon: Organic trends and new exhibition formats

This week, Natexpo will be hosted in Lyon, France, for the first time. At the fair, organic pioneers as well as start-ups will present their new products alongside innovative initiatives.  

GMO-free regions call for an international GMO register

At its nineth network meeting in Berlin, the European network of GMO-free regions adopted a declaration to “Continue with the precautionary approach to GMOs”.

GO! Organic Festival: Successful launch of London’s first organic consumer event

Thousands of people came to visit Go! Organic Festival in London. It was the first dedicated organic consumer festival taking place in England's capital.

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2018: Last entries until Saturday

On 6th November 2018, Ecovia Intelligence will co-host the Sustainable Beauty Awards Reception alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris. Entries for the contest are still open until 22nd September.

BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

On 26th September, the seventh BioBorrel edition will take place in Amsterdam. Registrations are possible until next Thursday.

Allegation: Product copy - Lemonaid against Lidl

Lemonaid accuses the German discounter Lidl of consumer deception. There is an open letter and a social media campaign. Lidl has now taken the floor at the request of bio-markt.info.

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

Tomorrow a new denn's organic market will open in Eisenstadt. The Austrian denn's organic market family will thus grow to 28 markets.

Organic imports from Turkey: How the current inflation affects prices

The Turkish Lira lost value rapidly in the last months. Organic-market.info has asked what effects this has on organic imports from Turkey.

KTG bankruptcy: Manager in the dock

Two years after the spectacular insolvency of the agricultural group KTG Agrar, the legal review has now begun. Eight former board members and supervisory board members stand before a German Regional Court.

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Triodos, the Dutch sustainability bank, joins Crowdinvesting in Germany: Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation acquired around 20% of the platform Bettervest.

German beverage producer Voelkel wins court case against Eckes-Granini

For one year, German producer Voelkel fought against the Eckes-Granini Group in court and was now proved right. The dispute concerned the label layout of bioC.

Germany: Coconut oil controversy

A German professor described coconut oil as "the pure poison". This has triggered a broad debate about the health benefits of this food, which has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin: Platform for newcomers

At the Natural Cosmetics Congress, taking place on 25th and 26th September in Berlin, new natural cosmetics brands will present their concepts.

12th IFOAM EU Organic Congress: Last days of registration

From 25th - 26th September, the 12th European Organic Congress will place in Vienna. Registration for the congress is still open until 15th September.

Report: USA degenerates to a dumping ground for faked organic feeds

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.

Aldi Germany: Strategy against packaging waste

The German discount stores Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd want to significantly reduce packaging. The common strategy is also about unpacked and disposable bags.

Genetic engineering is not beyond the fall armyworm

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.

Primavera: Alcohol remains a preservative in organic floral waters for now

For now, Primavera has cancelled the distribution of non-alcoholic organic plant waters announced for September. Quality control results are the reason.

Bio Fach South East Asia: Successful premiere in Bangkok

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.


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