Europe, France07.06.2017 Editor
The minister responsible for agriculture in the cabinet of new French President, Emmanuel Macron, is on the side of organic. Macron appointed Jacques Mezard as Minister of Agriculture, a man committed to the environment and an opponent of genetic engineering. Nicolas Hulot will be the Minister for Organic Conversion.
Europe, France07.06.2017 Editor
The French Senate has adopted the European resolution to ban non-agricultural pesticides across Europe. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and Générations Futures welcomed the resolution.
Europe, France06.06.2017 Kai Kreuzer
As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector. In terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive. The expansion of the specialist wholefood trade in France continues unabated. In the first four months of 2017 (middle of December 2016 to middle of April 2017) 61 specialist organic stores and organic supermarkets were opened. The average retail area measured 335 m². Total turnover of the organic industry, including catering, is around 7 billion euros.
Europe, France06.06.2017 Editor
Organic products have never been so popular in France. This will be reflected at the international trade show NATEXPO on
22-24 October 2017. All of the sectors of the organic market will gather in Paris Nord Villepinte.
Europe, France27.04.2017 Editor
Bioland and the French organic growers association FNAB are seeking closer collaboration.
Europe, France26.04.2017 Editor
After the urine of 30 people in France was tested for residues of glyphosate, the most used active agent in herbicides worldwide, every sample was shown to contain the molecule.
Europe, France17.04.2017 Editor
France has passed a widely welcomed law on corporate responsibility regarding human rights. There are calls for an equivalent law in Germany.
Europe, France21.03.2017 Editor
"Bio c'Bon" is an organic supermarket from France. The first store in central Tokyo opened on the 8th of December. The shop offers fresh foods such as fruit vegetables and meat, mainly domestic organic JAS certified agricultural products, processed foods and beverages, such as wine and cheese, seasonings and confectionery as well as natural/organic non-food products, among them body care, cosmetics and supplies for babies and children are offered. The French chain plans to expand in Japan.
Europe, France15.03.2017 Editor
By publishing the Decree in the Official Journal of the French Republic dated March 8, 2017, the implementation of the law is official.
Europe, France21.02.2017 Editor
At BioFach the Pavillon France “Made in France with Love” was once again the biggest foreign country participation with 104 companies in over 1200 sqm of exhibition space. Recent market data show a dynamic development.
Europe, France30.01.2017 Editor
In the current context of strong growth in organic farming, Agence BIO is organizing its 12th international seminar on organic farming on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Paris.
Europe, France24.01.2017 Kai Kreuzer
Organics are booming in France: the semi-state Agence Bio is anticipating growth in turnover of an amazing 20% for 2016. Statistically, 21 farms in France convert to organic every day. At the end of June 2016 France had 31,880 organic farmers. The area of organic land rose in consequence to over 1.5 million hectares, which equates to approximately 6% of all agricultural land.
Europe, France18.01.2017 Editor
Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber suggests obesity, malnutrition and declining soil health are reasons to go organic.
Europe, France06.01.2017 Editor
From New Year’s Day on spraying of pesticides is forbidden in France, chemicals are banned from all public green spaces, including parks, gardens and forests.
Europe, France22.11.2016 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)
Europe, France17.11.2016 Editor
France is known for being very protective over their local products. The Fédération Nationale d’Agriculture Biologique (Fnab) launched its 6th national campaign last September. The Fnab was created almost 40 years ago to give a voice to organic producers.
Europe, France07.11.2016 Editor
The Agence Bio published in late September a study on the development of organic agriculture in France. According to the study, in the first six months of the year, sales of organic products rose by 20%.
Europe, France31.10.2016 Editor
The acquisition of green industries is on the rise since years. After the French based cosmetics company L’Oréal bought environmentally orientated brands like The Body Shop and Sanoflore, Unilever is also following this trend.
Europe, France14.10.2016 Editor
After the French State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”) and the European Commission agreed, the trial period will run for a period of two years, from 1 January 2017 until the end of 2018. COOL requirements will not apply to organic products.
Europe, France07.10.2016 Editor
According to the organic agency Agence Bio, the first half of this year has proved to be very fruitful. Organic food sales increased by 20%.
Europe, France29.09.2016 Editor
Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation is the latest in a series of green acquisitions. Organic Monitor predicts the trend to continue as large multinationals look to build a foothold in sustainable product industries.
Europe, France27.09.2016 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, France06.09.2016 Kai Kreuzer
In the little city state between Nice and the Italian border – where the southern Alps reach the Mediterannean - a propitious climate for selling organics has developed. Two specialist organic stores, a smaller organic shop and several eateries using organic products are enjoying growing popularity in the Principality of Monaco.
Europe, France11.07.2016 Editor
On July 1st, Florent Guhl, 48 years old, will take over the Directorate of Agence BIO in France. This is the farewell to Elisabeth Mercier.
Europe, France08.07.2016 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.