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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".


Winners of 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards

Europe, Europe

14.11.2018 Editor

The winners of the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards were announced at a dedicated reception in Paris a few days ago.


Genetic engineering researchers demand new genetic engineering law

Europe, Europe

12.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

Scientists from biotech research institutions in Europe are calling for European genetic engineering legislation to be amended and GM plants to be exempted from its approval regulations. However, their demand encounters resistance.


EU organic control in Romania slowly improving

Europe, Europe

09.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The EU Directorate General for Health and Food Safety inspected Romania's eco-control system in April. The audit report now published confirms Romania's progress, but still criticises many details.


IFOAM EU: Organic meets conventional

Europe, Europe

08.11.2018 Karin Heinze

On 30th October, IFOAM EU’s event format “IFOAM EU meets business” had a successful premiere. The event aims at bringing together organic companies and companies involved or interested in organic trade.


EU criticises Ukrainian control body: "Culture of leniency"

Europe, Europe

05.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

In June this year, the competent EU Directorate General inspected a control agency operating in Ukraine. The audit report now published confirms progress made by the inspection body, but accuses it of living a "culture of leniency" with regard to infringements.


Last days of registration: European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris

Europe, Europe

01.11.2018 Editor

Next week, the tenth European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will be hosted in Paris from 5-7th November. Registrations are still open for interested parties.


Unpacked: Glass instead of plastic silos

Europe, Europe

30.10.2018 Horst Fiedler

For all those who want to offer unpacked goods in their shop, grain mill manufacturer Hawos has developed glass silos. They offer advantages over frequently used plastic silos.


Critical look at new additives

Europe, Europe

25.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz

Glycerin, E 551, E 476, sodium hydroxide, potassium polyaspartate and E 965: EGTOP, the EU Commission's advisors on organic food issues, give their opinion on additive applications.


IFOAM EU meets business: Bringing the organic food industry together

Europe, Europe

24.10.2018 Editor

On 30th October 2018, IFOAM EU, its Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders (IGOP) and food companies will meet in Brussels at „IFOAM EU meets business – bringing the organic food industry together“.


New EU Organic Regulation: Large henhouses still possible

Europe, Europe

23.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The detailed provisions of the new EU Organic Regulation in the poultry sector will be more detailed and cover more areas than before. However, organic farms with 30,000 or more laying hens remain possible.


Ecovia Intelligence: Sustainability Beauty Award Finalists announced

Europe, Europe

18.10.2018 Editor

In a press release, Ecovia Intelligence announced the finalists of the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards, which will be co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe on 6th November.


12th EOC: Who pays the true costs of food production?

Europe, Europe

09.10.2018 Rebecca Sandbichler

At the 12th European Organic Congress organic stakeholders could have patted themselves on the back with complacency. Instead, the participants discussed fairness, honest prices and the CAP.


Study: Organic farming can feed Europe

Europe, Europe

08.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz

What if? A study by the French IDDR Institute shows the positive consequences of an agro-ecological restructuring of European agriculture up to 2050.


Trademark protection for EU organic label expired

Europe, Europe

05.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property has deleted the EU organic label as a company trademark. Sounds strange – because it is emblazoned on every organic food in the EU after all.


Ecovia Intelligence: 10th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris

Europe, Europe

25.09.2018 Editor

On 5-7th November 2018, the 10th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will be hosted in Paris, France. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions and a workshop.


Sonett: New product certifications

Europe, Europe

24.09.2018 Editor

Sonett is converting its product certifications for detergents and cosmetics. "The transition will be smooth", announces Managing Director Beate Oberdorfer.


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.


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