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UK: organic market worth £2.2 billion

Europe, Great Britain

20.02.2018 Editor

Last week, Soil Association launched its 2018 Organic Market Report. The report shows that the UK organic market has grown by 6% to over £2.2 billion in 2017.


European organic market grows to over 33 billion euros

Europe, Europe

20.02.2018 Editor

The European Union is the world's second largest single market for organic products after the United States.In 2016, organic retail sales in Europe rose by 11.4 percent to 33.5 billion euros, while organic sales in the EU member states significantly exceeded the 30 billion euro mark and reached 30.7 billion euros. The figures were traditionally compiled by the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) and partners and presented at the Biofach.


Dennree: 5% sales plus in 2017 to 974 million euros

Europe, Germany

19.02.2018 Editor

The German Dennree group closed the financial year 2017 with sales of 974 million euros. As specifically forecast, the company was able to increase its sales by a further 5% compared with the previous year.


Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

Europe, Netherlands

16.02.2018 Editor

The Board and the board of directors the organic enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agreed to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies.


Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

Europe, Italy

15.02.2018 Editor

At Biofach Humus, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced. Join the presentaion today at 6 pm at Hall 4 Booth 361 – 469.


Arla Foods on acquisition tour

Europe, Sweden

13.02.2018 Editor

Arla Foods the world’s largest producer of organic dairy productswill acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, UK and announced new partnership with Britain’s leading organic dairy brand.


Natexpo expands to Lyon

Europe, France

09.02.2018 Editor

The natural and organic trade fair Natexpo decided to take place every year. This September the event will start in Lyon, France. Professionals are invited to come together on an annual basis from now on.


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.


Greenpeace Austria: Merkur selected “Supermarket of the Year” in 2017

Europe, Austria

18.01.2018 Editor

Last year again, the environmental organisation Greenpeace examined the range of the nine largest Austrian supermarkets. By the end of 2017, Merkur was voted "Supermarket of the Year" for the second time in a row.


Spain: Carrefour focuses on organic products

Europe, Spain

09.01.2018 Editor

The Spanish retailer Carrefour plans to draw more of their customer’s attention to organic products. The company will place organic goods vantaged areas in 35 of its shopping centers in Andalusia in order to support its latest advertisement campaign.


Denmark: Coop launches organic agriculture fund

Europe, Denmark

27.12.2017 Editor

According to a press release the Danish retailer Coop Denmark together with environmental associations is raising funds to support organic farming in Denmark. 


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.


Swiss quality strategy association: Invitation to a conference on new breeding methods in Bern

Europe, Switzerland

23.08.2017 Editor

The “Verein zur Förderung der Qualitätsstrategie der Schweizer Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft“ (Association to support the quality strategy of Swiss agriculture and food economics) invites interested parties to its autumn conference about new methods of plant breeding taking place on the 8th of September 2017 in Bern.


Germany: organic eggs also contaminated with insecticide

Europe, Belgium

04.08.2017 Editor

According to the  Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2.9 million eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil, including organic eggs, produced on farms in Belgium and Holland arrived in Germany.


Ukraine: register for Anti Fraud Initiative Conference

Europe, Russia

20.07.2017 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.


Poland: The Charter for Real Food and Farming

Europe, Poland

28.06.2017 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).


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.


Fraud cases in the US: how conventional became organic

Europe, Turkey

30.05.2017 Editor

The Washington Post reports the case of three shipments of so-called organic corn and soy to the USA. After thorough research, it established the origin of the shipments and revealed organic fraud on a massive scale. After the article was published the Organic Trade Association (OTA) calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Organic Program to thoroughly and immediately complete investigations of any reports of fraudulent imported organic livestock feed either alleged in the story or otherwise reported by trade.


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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