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PFT Conference: European policies, local strategies and future

Europe, Europe

21.09.2018 Editor

The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.


Sustainable Beauty Awards 2018: Last entries until Saturday

Europe, Europe

17.09.2018 Editor

On 6th November 2018, Ecovia Intelligence will co-host the Sustainable Beauty Awards Reception alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris. Entries for the contest are still open until 22nd September.


Organic imports from Turkey: How the current inflation affects prices

Europe, Europe

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.


Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Europe, Europe

10.09.2018 Jochen Bettzieche

Triodos, the Dutch sustainability bank, joins Crowdinvesting in Germany: Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation acquired around 20% of the platform Bettervest.


12th IFOAM EU Organic Congress: Last days of registration

Europe, Europe

05.09.2018 Editor

From 25th - 26th September, the 12th European Organic Congress will place in Vienna. Registration for the congress is still open until 15th September.


TP Organics: Call for Innovations 2018

Europe, Europe

28.08.2018 Editor

TP Organics calls for innovations in order to compile solutions contributing to the transformation of European food & farming systems based on organic and agroecological principles.


Control authority audit: Any residue is suspicious

Europe, Europe

23.08.2018 Leo Frühschütz

In January 2018, the auditors of the EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety reviewed a control body operating in the Dominican Republic. By their criticism, they overshoot the mark.


Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

Europe, Europe

17.08.2018 Editor

Fruit growing, animal husbandry, processing: European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. Seven of the eleven projects are funded by the German Government's organic and sustainability programme BÖLN.


RELACS EU: Project website launched

Europe, Europe

07.08.2018 Editor

The recently introduced European project Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems (RELACS) has just launched its new project website.


Call to Action: GFGF European Days of Action in October

Europe, Europe

02.08.2018 Editor

The Good Food, Good Farming Movement invokes citizens and stakeholders from the organic sector to contribute to their new campaign European Days of Action 2018 in October.


Human induced climate change likely to have caused current heat wave

Europe, Europe

01.08.2018 Editor

According to reports by The Guardian and BBC Online, the current heatwave in Europe was made more than twice as likely by climate change caused by human behavior, scientists state.


PAN Europe: New report on alternatives to glyphosate published

Europe, Europe

31.07.2018 Editor

PAN Europe has published an updated edition of its report on alternatives to glyphosate as a contribution to the ongoing discussions among some EU member states on phasing out glyphosate and promoting alternatives.


IFOAM EU: Annual Report 2017 published

Europe, Europe

30.07.2018 Editor

Recently, IFOAM EU has published its Annual Report 2017. The report aims at informing IFOAM members as well as the wider public about the organization and what it does to make Europe more organic.


EU: New genetic engineering methods considered genetically modified

Europe, Europe

25.07.2018 Editor

The European Court of Justice has ruled that new genetic techniques like CRISPR/Cas should also fall under Europe’s genetic engineering law including risk assessment as well as labelling.


Sustainable Beauty Awards open to entries

Europe, Europe

23.07.2018 Editor

Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) has announced that entries are now open for the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards in five categories.


IFOAM EU: 12th European Organic Congress in Vienna

Europe, Europe

17.07.2018 Editor

IFOAM EU invites interested parties to its 12th European Organic Congress ‘Organic on every table: Added value for farmers, consumers and society’ taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 25th-26th September 2018.


Dutch raw chocolate maker Lovechock acquires Raw Patisserie

Europe, Europe

06.07.2018 Editor

Raw Patisserie, a Dutch start up which had to file for insolvency at the beginning of June, and its brand Ridiculously Good was acquired by Lovechock B.V.


Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

Europe, Europe

05.07.2018 Editor

The Federal Office for Agriculture published the statistics 2017 for organic food. One in ten fresh food items sold in Switzerland last year was organic.


IFOAM EU: What will change with the new Organic Regulation?

Europe, Europe

28.06.2018 Editor

IFOAM EU has put together a briefing on what the new Organic Regulation will change for farmers, processors and certifiers.


Sustainable Foods Summit: Strategies for a circular economy

Europe, Europe

26.06.2018 Karin Heinze

The 10th European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit by Ecovia Intelligence took place in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 June. Speakers from all over the world presented a broad range of topics relating to the model of a future circular economy. The international audience consisting of stakeholders from all over the supply chain was seeking inspiration and sustainable solutions. The conference provided best practice models for sustainable cultivation, processing and packaging, but also for the reuse, recycling and avoidance of waste in order to conserve valuable resources. Watch the video interview with Erik Does, CEO Ekoplaza.


EXKI Nature’s Kitchen: First restaurant in Germany

Europe, Europe

22.06.2018 Editor

The Belgian fast food chain EXKI, which is committed to healthy food and sustainability according to its own statements, opens its first restaurant in Cologne. Further restaurants are planned.


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

Europe, Europe

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).”


EU Commission criticises eco-control authority in Sri Lanka

Europe, Europe

20.06.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The EU Commission has had an eco-control office in Sri Lanka checked and has come across massive grievances. These “undermine the credibility of the control system”, it says in the audit's report.


ProVeg: The V-label for cosmetics

Europe, Europe

19.06.2018 Editor

The internationally protected V-label quality label now also identifies vegetarian and vegan foods as a consumer orientation aid for cosmetics without ingredients from animals.


Sustainable Food Awards - winners announced

Europe, Europe

15.06.2018 Editor

At the end of the first conference day of the Sustainable Food Summit Europe the inaugural Sustainable Food Awards reception was hosted at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre on 7th June 2018.


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