Europe, Europe18.02.2017 Editor
The numbers of organic processors and importers in Europe show a double-digit growth in 2015. That was announced at the Biofach in Nuremberg.
Europe, Balkan States17.02.2017 Editor
Organic farming in Bulgaria has excellent production subsidies together with a favorable governmental policy and is driven by export demand in the EU market.
Europe, Germany17.02.2017 Editor
The future strategy of organic farming (ZÖL) by the Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, was presented at BioFach. On nearly 100 pages goals and measures are outlined to push the organic sector in Germany.
Europe, Great Britain03.02.2017 Editor
The UK government gave the final go-ahead for a new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat. The planting will take place this spring.
Europe, Ireland01.02.2017 Editor
As the German Agricultural Market Information Company (Deutsche Agrarmarkt Informationsgesellschaft - AMI) reports, in 2016 the Irish organic market grew by 23.7 % compared with the year before.
Europe, France30.01.2017 Editor
In the current context of strong growth in organic farming, Agence BIO is organizing its 12th international seminar on organic farming on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Paris.
Europe, Netherlands27.01.2017 Editor
The organic fair Bio-beurs in Zwolle on January the 18th and 19th counted nearly 10,000 visitors and participants. That was more than 8% more than last year.
Europe, Spain25.01.2017 Editor
The Dutch food company Royal Wessanen bought a manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain for €67m.
Europe, Denmark17.01.2017 Editor
Under the headline „UK Organic Sector backed by EU Funding“ the British Organic Trade Board (OTB) informed, that the OTB, in partnership with Organic Denmark, have been successful in a joint funding application to the EU to promote the organic food and drink sector.
Europe, Italy16.01.2017 Editor
2016 could be a boom year in Italy in terms of both the production and consumption of organic products, explained Assobio, the National Association of Manufacturers and Distribution of Organic and Natural Products.
Europe, Switzerland16.01.2017 Editor
“We need to reduce the need for antibiotics in order to reduce their use”, that was one of the statements of Thomas Van Boeckel, author of frequently cited research on antimicrobial consumption in food animals.
Europe, Russia21.12.2016 Editor
The international community of beauty industry met end of October in Moscow for the largest perfumery and cosmetics exhibition, the InterCharm 2016. It was visited by 69 864 unique visitors within the 4 days.
Europe, Slovakia16.12.2016 Editor
The Czech Ministry of Agriculture is preparing a campaign for the promotion of organic food which aims to boost sales. The state will invest 30 million crowns (about 1.11 million Euro) in the initiative.
Europe, Sweden25.11.2016 Editor
The Nordic region’s biggest co-located trade shows for natural and organic food and drink, health, beauty, eco-living and self-care products took place over 16-17 November. A record 4,912 attendees (a significant 25% increase for 2016) were out in force to see and sample the next-wave of new product innovations from 375 exhibiting companies.
Europe, Austria22.11.2016 Karin Heinze
In the 20 years since it was founded, Pural Vertriebs GmbH is one of the few wholesalers that has developed into a powerful sales partner for the wholefood trade nationwide. The ongoing extension of the product range with exclusive brands and innovative labels, the takeover of regional distribution companies and the resulting expansion and, not least, the arm of the business dealing with the health food and orgnic trade, including abroad, contributed to the dynamic development of the Pural group of companies. Another contributing factor is that second-generation family members with great commitment have entered the business. Ulrike and Heinz Claus explain the development of their company and their view of loyalty to the specialist trade. (Video interview with Ulrike Claus)
Europe, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania09.11.2016 Editor
Lithuania has a great organic agricultural potential. Its public opinion is also disposed to develop this, for the country, new type of agriculture. Lithuanians agree with to 74% to support an environment conscious agriculture, along with banning the use of any chemical fertilizers in agriculture.
Europe, Czech Republic03.11.2016 Editor
The organic food range of the leading German drugstore dm continues to grow and has now reached around 1000 articles. This was announced by the company based in Karlsruhe at its annual press conference.
Europe, Poland21.10.2016 Editor
The ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside worked hard to get a New Food Act, which support small farmers to be discussed on a political level.
Europe, Belgium27.09.2016 Kai Kreuzer
Vegan and vegetarian foods are on trend worldwide. “The younger generation of under thirty-year-olds in particular is buying animal-free products in ever greater numbers. This year we're anticipating growth in turnover of 120 % in this segment,“ says a delighted Jean François Ordureau, the man in charge of marketing and sales at the manufacturer Linck.
Europe, Norway22.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
From 1 January 2015 organic salmon from Norway has no longer been organic. That's the opinion of the EU Commission. What the consequences are is not the least bit clear. The only thing that is clear is the fact the production conditions of Norwegian organic salmon farmers have not changed. What's going on here is to do with the legal situation– and diplomacy in agriculture.
Europe, Turkey09.08.2016 Editor
Turkey is an important supplier of organic products. Many west European organic companies maintain close business relations with Turkey. The attempted coup and its consequences could therefore have far-reaching implications for the organic sector. Manufacturers and the trade should ensure that they are well prepared.
Europe, Slovenia06.07.2016 Editor
Last Friday the Slovak Republic took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from the Netherlands, and is now the sixth Presidency in a row to work on the organic dossier.
Europe, Finland05.07.2016 Editor
The Demeter International Members' Assembly was held from 13 to 18 June in Finland. In view of the challenges occurring in our time we need a paradigm shift in agriculture. The Demeter actors from all regions of the world saw in the biodynamic method a holistic model for societal change. Representatives of Demeter and biodynamic associations in 23 countries on five continents gathered to discuss and adopt strategies for taking forward agriculture and the food economy. There was also agreement that new gene technologies like CRISPR-Cas, Cisgenetics and TALEN have to be regulated, since they are technical interventions in cell and genome.
Europe, Malta05.05.2016 Editor
The Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture has strongly rejected claims that Malta was involved in a scam involving the fraudulent labelling of conventional grain as being organic.
Fernand Etgen, the Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, released the latest statistics on organics in Luxembourg.
Europe, Greece27.02.2015 Karin Heinze
The project Data Network for Better European Organic Market Information - OrganicDataNetwork - aims to increase the transparency of the European organic food market.
Europe, Hungary24.02.2015 Karin Heinze
The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.
Europe, Portugal07.03.2013 Redaktion
A new concept was found to develop ecological strategies for preserving the old stands of cork oaks.