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New method for egg production: When male chicks do not even hatch

Europe, Germany

20.11.2018 Editor

Gender determination in the egg provides the possibility to only breed laying hens. The first eggs produced in this way are now available in conventional retail.


German organic producer takes on Danone

Europe, Europe

19.11.2018 Editor

The German brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu has issued a warning to the Danone Group. Because its mineral water subsidiary Volvic advertises its water with the terms "Naturally organic" and "Premium mineral water in organic quality".


Switzerland: Organic sales of vegetables, fruit and milk increase significantly

Europe, Switzerland

15.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

From September 2017 to August 2018, customers bought 7 percent more organic vegetables in Swiss retail outlets than in the same period last year. Sales of fruit and milk increased as well.


France: Trends and tendencies in the organic specialist trade

Europe, France

13.11.2018 Kai Kreuzer

In 2017, France generated organic sales of around 8.3 bn euros. However, as conventional retailers are pushing their organic growth, the specialist trade is being threatened. But new trends also create new opportunities.


Malmö: Natural Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair

Europe, Sweden

07.11.2018 Editor

Next week, Natural Products Scandinavia will be hosted from 14-15th November in Malmö, Sweden. Alongside the trade event, the Nordic Organic Food Fair will also take place at MalmöMässan.


Lidl Belgium: Discounter supplies Ghent's households by bicycle

Europe, Belgium

12.10.2018 Editor

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”.


Green Valley Awards: Last days of registration

Europe, Russia

05.10.2018 Editor

On 27th October 2018, the Green Valley Awards will be co-hosted alongside the beauty event InterCharm taking place from 24th to 27th October in Moscow, Russia.


Austria: Conversion to organic farming without regrets

Europe, Austria

26.09.2018 Editor

According to a survey, 98% of Austrian organic farmers would decide to switch back to organic farming again. Many of them see organic farming as an attitude to life.


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

Europe, Great Britain

18.09.2018 Editor

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.


BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

Europe, Netherlands

14.09.2018 Editor

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


Organic imports from Turkey: How the current inflation affects prices

Europe, Turkey

11.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz

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


Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Europe, Italy

28.08.2018 Karin Heinze

Data collected by Nielsen confirm a positive trend in the Italian organic market. The numbers presented at the shareholders' meeting of AssoBio, show that organic food sales within large-scale retail exceeded 1.5 bn euros.


Organic Food Iberia 2019: Major new organic trade fair in Madrid

Europe, Spain

14.08.2018 Editor

According to event organiser Diversified Communications, the new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.


Poland: Warsaw University offers studies "Organic Agriculture and Food Production”

Europe, Poland

21.06.2018 Editor

The Faculty of Agriculture and Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), will launch the new international studies "Organic Agriculture and Food Production (OAFP).”


Denmark generates organic record growth in 2017

Europe, Denmark

10.05.2018 Editor

New figures from Statistic Denmark show that the sale of organic food and drink has increased with 31% from 2016 to 2017. The organic market share of the total Danish food sale has now reached 13.3 %.


Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

Europe, Balkan States

06.02.2018 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.


The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

Europe, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

26.09.2017 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.


Stavtrend: a cautionary tale of organic fraud

Europe, Slovakia

20.06.2017 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.


Norway: the 'Doomsday' gene bank

Europe, Norway

02.05.2017 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.


Ireland: organic market grows by nearly 24 %

Europe, Ireland

01.02.2017 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.


German drugstore leader dm has more than 1000 organic products

Europe, Czech Republic

03.11.2016 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.


Organic regulation negotiations, is the end near?

Europe, Slovenia

06.07.2016 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.


Demeter International adopts leitmotif for future operations

Europe, Finland

05.07.2016 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.


Malta strongly rejects accusations of organics fraud

Europe, Malta

05.05.2016 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.


Luxembourg: Organic sector growing slowly

Europe, Luxembourg

24.03.2015

Fernand Etgen, the Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, released the latest statistics on organics in Luxembourg.


Tutorial on the use of the OrMaCode

Europe, Greece

27.02.2015 Karin Heinze

The project Data Network for Better European Organic Market Information - OrganicDataNetwork - aims to increase the transparency of the European organic food market.


Organic growth continues on the global level

Europe, Hungary

24.02.2015 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.


Portugal: organic cork oak forests provide new jobs

Europe, Portugal

07.03.2013 Redaktion
A new concept was found to develop ecological strategies for preserving the old stands of cork oaks.

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