Switzerland: organic brands highly rated by young people

Europe, Switzerland

23.03.2017 Editor

Even though Zalando, WhatsApp and Netflix are in the lead, organic brands (Migros Bio and Bio Suisse) feature for the first time among the TOP 10 favourite brands of the Swiss between 15 and 25 years old.

Switzerland: organically produced foods on the rise

Europe, Switzerland

27.02.2017 Editor

With a per capita expenditure of about 260 euros, Switzerland is the worldwide leader. With sales of 2.1 billion euros, the organic market volume also grew by 5% in 2015.

Swiss scientist: “We need to reduce the need for antibiotics“

Europe, Switzerland

16.01.2017 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.

FiBL Switzerland: 20 years of organic research

Europe, Switzerland

13.01.2017 Editor

Twenty years ago, sixty scientists and consultants belonging to the Research Institute of Organic Farming (FiBL) moved into the former School of Agriculture in Frick. Today FiBL and the control company bio.inspecta AG employ 300 people and there is to be further expansion of the facilities in Frick.

Pural: “active for 20 years in the wholefood industry“

Europe, Switzerland

22.11.2016 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)

The Syngenta Blackbook

Europe, Switzerland

18.11.2016 Editor

Syngenta is besides Monsanto an example of big chemical companies that pollute environment and try to control the food supply. The Swiss corporation is the largest pesticide producer in the world.

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Europe, Switzerland

07.11.2016 Editor

India is heavily relying on its agriculture and when the harvest is not good the consequences can be catastrophic for their farmers. The garbanzo bean is one of the most popular crops of produce, particularly in northern India.

Switzerland: Migros offers reusable veggie bags

Europe, Switzerland

27.09.2016 Editor

Called “Veggie-Bags“, the Swiss corporation Migros is now selling reusable bags for fruit and vegetables.

Swiss organic manufacturer: Soyana has expanded

Europe, Switzerland

16.09.2016 Editor

The Swiss organic manufacturer Soyana has moved into a new production facility in Schlieren near Zurich.

FiBL intensifies cooperation with China

Europe, Switzerland

18.07.2016 Editor

End of June the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visited the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick and expressed the interest in a collaboration.

Swiss consumers buy fair trade products for half a billion USD

Europe, Switzerland

21.06.2016 Editor

In 2015 the Swiss bought 520 million CHF (522 million USD) of fair trade products with the Max Havelaar label last year.

China: consequences of the Syngenta acquisition

Europe, Switzerland

17.05.2016 Editor

With the aquisition of Swiss GMO company Syngenta China puts genetically modified food on menu. But a majority of Chinese consumers don´t want it.

Exclusive organic distribution agreement for the U.S. Market

Europe, Switzerland

11.05.2016 Editor

Organto Foods Inc. has joined forces with Fairtrasa, a Swiss based, leading producer of organic, fair trade products from small-scale farmers in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

GAIA expands organic supermarket chain in Switzerland

Europe, Switzerland

10.11.2015 Kai Kreuzer

The first organic supermarket with the Greek name GAIA (Mother Earth) begins the roll-out across the whole of Switzerland. The flagship store is located in a busy street three kilometres north-west of downtown Zurich.

Organics increasing in Switzerland

Europe, Switzerland


5,979 producers were working according to the guidelines of Bio Suisse in 2014 – a plus of 95 on 2013.

Organic growth continues on the global level

Europe, Switzerland

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.

Organic market in Switzerland – remarkable growth in recent years

Europe, Switzerland

15.05.2014 Redaktion
Bio Suisse has published key data on organics

Venue Vivaness: Natural cosmetics driving innovation and growth

Europe, Switzerland

07.01.2014 Redaktion
The markets for natural cosmetics at international level have recorded stable growth rates for years and prospects for the coming years are brilliant.

Switzerland: Migros takes Alnatura as specialist store concept

Europe, Switzerland

18.10.2012 Redaktion
The first 460 m² specialist organic store sill represents a trial run for the number one in the food trade in Switzerland.

Alnatura enters the market in Switzerland: what has the industry got to say?

Europe, Switzerland

23.04.2012 Redaktion

Alnatura will open organic supermarkets in Switzerland

Switzerland: wholefood trade under pressure

Europe, Switzerland

24.11.2011 Redaktion
A conference on the future of the specialist wholefood trade in Switzerland was held near Zurich

The Bio-Hotel Balance in Wallis

Europe, Switzerland

21.07.2010 Redaktion
Hotel Balance has been a member of the Bio-Hotels group since 2003

Juice specialist Biotta in 40 countries

Europe, Switzerland

02.12.2008 Redaktion
For over half a century Biotta has been producing organic juices

Kennel supplies herbs from the Swiss Alps

Europe, Switzerland

05.02.2008 Redaktion

Kennel AG was the first tea company in Switzerland to pay serious attention to organic cultivation.

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