Europe, Europe17.07.2018 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.
Europe, Europe06.07.2018 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.
Europe, Europe05.07.2018 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.
Europe, Europe28.06.2018 Editor
IFOAM EU has put together a briefing on what the new Organic Regulation will change for farmers, processors and certifiers.
Europe, Europe26.06.2018 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.
Europe, Europe22.06.2018 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.
Europe, Europe21.06.2018 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).”
Europe, Europe20.06.2018 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.
Europe, Europe19.06.2018 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.
Europe, Europe15.06.2018 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.
Europe, Europe14.06.2018 Editor
According to the new regualtion farmers in the EU are to document the use of antimicrobial drugs in their animals.
Europe, Europe12.06.2018 Karin Heinze
Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister on European Integration at the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, and Natalie Prokopchuk, Project Manager of the SECO-FiBL Project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine", share the same opinion: “The organic market in Ukraine is constantly developing.” According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the country has 42.7 million hectares of agricultural land and 289,551 ha are cultivated organically. Due to the geographical location, widespread fertile black soils and proximity to potential international buyers, the country has favourable conditions to expand organic agriculture, says an official report of the Ministry.
Europe, Europe12.06.2018 Editor
Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits. It has won the first prize in the category Sustainable Ingredient in the Sustainable Food Awards 2018 by Ecovia Intelligence.
Europe, Europe07.06.2018 Editor
According to the EU Press Office, the following new measures are proposed: a new indicator to improve monitoring and data and better coordination of EU action in different sectors and policy areas to counter the social and economic impact of the decline in pollinating insects.
Europe, Europe05.06.2018 Editor
According to a proposal by the EU Commission, ten disposable plastic products are to be withdrawn from the European market.
Europe, Europe04.06.2018 Editor
An alliance of organic producers and traders wants to promote "agriculture suitable for the grandchildren". Experts assume that pesticides spread via the air and are quasi ubiquitous. A tree bark study on the initiative "Aktion Ackergifte? No, thank you" will prove that.
Europe, Europe31.05.2018 Editor
At the largest agricultural exhibition of Eastern Europe, Agroport West Lviv 2018, held in the Ukraine, a new record was set.The biggest amount of cereal porridge was cooked from the certified organic products only.
Europe, Europe25.05.2018 Editor
During the India International Seafood Show held in Goa in January 2018, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with M/s Coop Cooperative, Switzerland, for the development of organic aquaculture in India with an objective to tap the growing EU market for organic marine products.
Europe, Europe24.05.2018 Editor
The German fair trade pioneer GEPA continued its stable development in 2017 with wholesale sales of 72.4 million euros (minus 1.9 %). Consumers bought the company's products for around 114 million euros (sales at retail prices).
Europe, Europe24.05.2018 Editor
First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail.
Europe, Europe23.05.2018 Editor
In a press release the Council of the European Union informed that on 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products.
Europe, Europe22.05.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The size of poultry houses for organic laying hens has once again become an issue in the German media: there is an increasing trend to big poultry houses. It's not possible to see where this will lead because the new EU Organic Regulation approves the current practice in Germany and a number of other EU countries of keeping 30,000 and more organic hens in one poultry house. When consumers buy their eggs they have no information regarding the size of a particular poultry house.
Europe, Europe21.05.2018 Editor
One of the leading cancer research organisations in the world is launching the most comprehensive independent study on glyphosate & glyphosate-based herbicides ever. Funding for the complete budget is needed.
Europe, Europe17.05.2018 Editor
Europe, Europe09.05.2018 Editor
The awards, which celebrate the standout brands, products and retailers of the year, were hosted by Natural Products News in association with the Soil Association.