Europe, Germany20.04.2018 Editor
Changing values, digitalization, increasing competition: The market for natural & organic cosmetics is facing new demands. The 11th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference, to be held September 25-26, 2018 in Berlin will focus on the changes that the cosmetics industry needs to adapt to.
Europe, Europe19.04.2018 Editor
Today, the European Parliament adopted the text for a new organic regulation, as preliminarily agreed by the Council and the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture in November 2017. The voting was very clear: 466 MEPs voted in favour of the new regulation and only 124 against.
Europe, Great Britain19.04.2018 Editor
Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to expected more than 10,000 trade buyers and retailers. The Natural & Organic Products Europe wll take place in London ExCeL on 22-23 April.
Europe, Austria16.04.2018 Editor
Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years.
Europe, France28.03.2018 Editor
With an increase of 15% over the previous year, France's organic land area grew to 1.77 million hectares. Sales rose to 8 billion euros. This is recently estimated by the organisation Agence Bio.
Europe, Netherlands27.03.2018 Editor
The upcoming Ecovia Sustainable Foods Summit will focus on health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and green marketing. For the tenth consecutive year, the European edition of this executive summit will be hosted in Amsterdam, on 7-8th June.
Europe, Belgium26.03.2018 Editor
The government of the Brussels region has decided to file a complaint against the European Commission with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its decision to re-authorise the pesticide glyphosate in Europe. Belgium was among the nine member states that voted against the renewal of the controversial chemical substance.
Europe, Switzerland20.03.2018 Karin Heinze
Ramon Stroink is Managing Director of the natural and organic cosmetics division at Weleda for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also on the advisory board of Vivaness and the German industry association for cosmetics, detergents and cleaners IKW. We talked to him about the development of the natural and organic cosmetics market in the German-speaking area and the growing challenge of digitization and its opportunities.
Europe, Italy19.03.2018 Editor
This year is dedicated to Italian food by the Ministries of Agriculture and Cultural Heritage. Therefore Tutto Bio in its 24th edition chose as its theme innovation, the driving force of organic, food and non-food products.
Europe, Turkey14.03.2018 Editor
The 9th Ekoloji Izmir fair will be held between 9th – 12th May 2018 in Izmir, on the west coast of Turkey. It is the only fair that represents Turkey both national and international in the field of certified organic products.
Europe, Sweden13.03.2018 Karin Heinze
The total food market was valued at approximately SEK 300 billion (€30 billion) in 2017, including retail, Foodservice and Systembolaget. According to Statistics Sweden, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), food prices rose by about 2 percent in 2017. Ekoweb has summarized the preliminary sales figures for the organic food market for 2017 which shows that organic food sales increased by 9.3 percent in 2017.
Europe, Spain12.03.2018 Editor
The certified, organically cultivated area in Spain exceeded the 2 million hectares mark for the first time in 2016. Compared to 2015, the area has grown by 2.6 % to 2.02 million ha.
Europe, Balkan States06.02.2018 Editor
According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years.
Europe, Denmark27.12.2017 Editor
According to a press release the Danish retailer Coop Denmark together with environmental associations is raising funds to support organic farming in Denmark.
Europe, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania26.09.2017 Karin Heinze
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.
Europe, Russia20.07.2017 Editor
The Anti Fraud Initiative (AFI) in collaboration with IFOAM invites for the conference “Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains” in Odesa (Ukraine) on 21-22 September 2017.
Europe, Poland28.06.2017 Editor
On June 13th 2017, a group of determined individuals came together to support "The Charter for Real Food and Farming", whose special launch took place in the President's Palace, in Warsaw (Belweder).
Europe, Slovakia20.06.2017 Leo Frühschütz
A Slovak trader sent 2,000 tonnes of what was assumed to be conventional wheat to Germany via Italy. Analysis of the case reveals that the organic control system works, but that things can nevertheless go wrong.
Europe, Norway02.05.2017 Editor
Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of humankind.
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, 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, 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.