Italy: organic export heavyweight

Europe, Italy

24.02.2017 Editor

According to estimates by the Italian industry association AssoBio sales of organic products amounted to 4.2 billion euros in 2015.

The Italian market: strong organic growth in 2016

Europe, Italy

16.01.2017 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.

Food knowledge in danger of extinction

Europe, Italy

18.11.2016 Editor

To Chinese the food culture is crucial. It has existed for centuries and has an important place in their daily life. Nevertheless Chinese have never taken a real interest into the origin of their food.

Official Launch of the European Petition for Soil Protection

Europe, Italy

23.09.2016 Editor

On Thursday September 22nd the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, is launched at ‘Terra Madre’, the global Slow Food event on good, clean and fair food in Turin, Italy. The minimum target is to gather one million signatures.

Italian Organic Wine Exports Grow By 38%

Europe, Italy

05.09.2016 Redaktion

In 2015, Italian organic wine exports grew by 38% with sales worth 205 million Euro.

All set for SANA 2016

Europe, Italy

02.09.2016 Editor

The International Exhibition for Organic and Natural Products SANA takes place from 9th - 12th September in Bologna Italy.

Empowering small farmers and advocating for their interests

Europe, Italy

08.07.2016 Editor

IFAD Annual report 2015 has recently been published in order to explain about their work, investments and results.

Malta strongly rejects accusations of organics fraud

Europe, Italy

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.

Tutto Bio: Italian Organic Yearbook launched

Europe, Italy

04.03.2016 Editor

Since 1993 Bio Bank is the Italian organic data bank. Year by year updated data and interesting activities are published in  the Italian organic yearbook "Tutto Bio", the annual report on organic sector in Italy.

Review of the Year 2015: Events, Developments, Trends and Numbers

Europe, Italy

22.12.2015 Karin Heinze

It’s been a good year for the organic industry: the turnover of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in Germany, on the European and international markets has grown continually. The area of organically farmed land and the number of organic farms have increased slightly in this Year of the Soil. Look back with us over the organic year in our review! 

Organic niche at Expo 2015

Europe, Italy

19.08.2015 Karin Heinze

The world exhibition has been running in Milan since 1 May and will continue until 31 October. This mega-event is dominated by the giants in the agricultural and food industry. But anyone interested enough to search will find the initiatives and events that demonstrate a different approach and alternatives.

Italy: Bio Gardens in Schools

Europe, Italy


Numerous small farmers - students from primary and secondary schools, but also from kindergartens - in Milan have joined the project Bio Orti nelle Scuole – Bio Gardens in Schools.

Italy: More and more families buy organics

Europe, Italy


18,4 million Italian families are buying organic products now

VeganFest 2015 in Italy

Europe, Italy


VeganFest 2015 will take place from 12 to 15 September 2015

Expo 2015: Organic Forum at Biodiversity Park

Europe, Italy


Organic can save the planet - this is the claim that opened the International Organic Forum in the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015.

First franchise chain in Italy offers vegan organic food

Europe, Italy


Veggy Days is the first franchise chain in Italy that offers organic and vegan dishes.

Italy: Organic food delivered by bicycle

Europe, Italy


Once shopping is done at the Almaverde Bio Markets, all purchases can be delivered to one’s home by bicyle.

Italy: Milano Fair Cuisine – Fair and local

Europe, Italy


Milano Fair Cuisine is an initiative that aims at promoting ethical consumption in restaurants.

Italy: Alce Nero continues to increase sales

Europe, Italy


Alce Nero, the Bologna-based company specialized in producing organic food, has closed their business year 2014 with €54.5 million, an increase of 8% on the previous year.

Italy: New NaturaSì bar and refreshment concept in Milan

Europe, Italy


Italy’s organic supermarket chain NaturaSì has launched an organic bar and service area - NaturaSì bar e ristoro bio -  in Milan.

Italy: Bio Bank Report 2015 reveals growth

Europe, Italy


The Bio Bank Report 2015 reveals important data on the organic sector in Italy in 2014, as well as the changes from 2010 to 2014 and further information.

Italy: An Excellent Organic Wine Pavilion at Vinitaly

Europe, Italy

17.04.2015 Redaktion

The second edition on Vinitaly Bio took place at the most important Italian wine fair, Vinitaly, one of the main international wine exhibitions that was held in Verona from 22-25 March 2015. The expo had about 150,000 visitors from 140 countries and was also attended by more than 2,600 journalists from 46 countries. With only 1000 m² available in the pavilion, there was not enough room for some tens of organic wineries; FederBio will try to obtain a larger exhibition are for the 2016 edition.


Italy: Green Train to Expo Milan 2015

Europe, Italy

02.03.2015 Karin Heinze

The Green Train 2015 (Treno Verde 2015) has departed in Caltanissetta (Sicily) and is on its way to the Expo in Milan that will commence on 1 May 2015.

Tutorial on the use of the OrMaCode

Europe, Italy

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.

Italy: Tutto Bio 2015 launched

Europe, Italy


The 21st edition of Tutto Bio by Bio Bank has been launched. The annual guide of organics in Italy, edited by Achille Mingozzi e Rosa Maria Bertino, is published by Egaf Edizioni.

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