Europe Belgium12.10.2018 Editor
In the Belgian city of Ghent, discounter Lidl has recently started offering its customers a bicycle delivery service for around 400 fresh foods. The goods can be ordered online via the pop-up web shop “Simpl”.
Europe Belgium03.08.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The EU's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety has identified massive shortcomings in the Belgian eco-control system in 2017. The report has only just been published.
Europe Belgium26.03.2018 Editor
The government of the Brussels region has decided to file a complaint against the European Commission with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its decision to re-authorise the pesticide glyphosate in Europe. Belgium was among the nine member states that voted against the renewal of the controversial chemical substance.
Europe Belgium04.08.2017 Editor
According to the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2.9 million eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil, including organic eggs, produced on farms in Belgium and Holland arrived in Germany.
Europe Belgium14.07.2017 Editor
The leading research institute in organic agriculture, FiBL, inaugurated its new office in Brussels. It builds a bridge between FiBL’s sound scientific knowledge on organic farming and the policy-making processes taking place in Brussels.
Europe Belgium08.05.2017 Editor
The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicides. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands.
Europe Belgium27.09.2016 Kai Kreuzer
Vegan and vegetarian foods are on trend worldwide. “The younger generation of under thirty-year-olds in particular is buying animal-free products in ever greater numbers. This year we're anticipating growth in turnover of 120 % in this segment,“ says a delighted Jean François Ordureau, the man in charge of marketing and sales at the manufacturer Linck.
Europe Belgium08.07.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The food corporation Danone intends to take over the US American manufacturer WhiteWave. Both companies expect the sale to be concluded by the end of the year, provided they have the agreement of the authorities.
Europe Belgium16.06.2015 Kai Kreuzer
In April 2015, Bio-Planet’s fifteenth organic supermarket was opened in Halle, 20 km south-west of Brussels. 14 years ago in 2001, the first Bio-Planet store was launched in Kortrijk.
Europe Belgium05.05.2015 Kai Kreuzer
The specialist wholefood trade in Belgium lags behind countries like Germany and France. Large-scale specialist organic stores (over 200 m²) and organic supermarkets (over 400 m²) are far from being the standard in organic marketing. Three of the nearly two dozen Belgian organic supermarkets operate under the title Biocap.
Europe Belgium24.02.2015 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.
Europe Belgium22.12.2014 Redaktion
Have a look with us at the most important events and organic issues of 2014 in the German and international organic industry.
Europe Belgium27.03.2014 Redaktion
Interview with long term innovation manager Tom Domen
Europe Belgium24.09.2012 Redaktion
Around 500 people from 20 countries met on 19.9.2012 in Brussels and took part in a two-hour demonstration march
Europe Belgium19.12.2011 Redaktion
In the railway station Gare du Midi in Brussels is the latest opening of Origin’O
Europe Belgium24.08.2011 Redaktion
For ages, the European capital city of Brussels belonged to the organic diaspora
Europe Belgium01.11.2010 Redaktion
With their new store concept, the trio who own Sequoia are set to test a model that can replicated elsewhere
Europe Belgium19.02.2010 Redaktion
The owners of Sequoia have developed a shop concept that can be replicated anywhere in the country
Europe Belgium26.01.2009 Redaktion
With growth rates of 20 % a year, Ecover’s footprint is covering more and more countries across the world
Europe Belgium15.01.2009 Redaktion
Bart Maes has in less than five years created a company marketing health-promoting oils and fats
Europe Belgium12.02.2008 Redaktion
Origin’O started with three shops in March 2006 in Belgium.
Europe Belgium08.02.2008 Redaktion
The Belgian chain Le Pain Quotidien (Our Daily Bread) cultivates naturalness
Europe Belgium15.10.2007 Redaktion
As a gateway to Northern Europe Biomarché, part of the Pro Natura group, opened on 2nd October 2007 a brand new facility at Nivelles in Belgium.
Europe Belgium27.04.2006 Redaktion
Origin’o started up on 24 March 2006 with three existing shops and a new organic supermarket in Ghent in Belgium.
Europe Belgium22.02.2006 Redaktion
Since 2003 the organic specialty shop in the Netherlands and Belgium has gradually gained ground again as regards organic food sales via the supermarket.