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Germany the world leader in organic and fair

Europe, Germany

20.03.2017 Editor

Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016 also carried an organic logo, reports the Transfair association that issues the fairtrade logos in Germany.


Denn’s: increase in turnover of more than 30 percent in 2015

Europe, Germany

18.03.2017 Redaktion

At the end of February German retailer denn’s Biomarkt GmbH presented its end-of-year results for 2015. They show that the Dennree subsidiary generated turnover of nearly 305 million euros  with its then total of  217 stores.


Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

Europe, Germany

10.03.2017 Editor

Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory – the manufacture of natural cosmetics – and it presented the Birkenstock Natural Care range at Vivaness.


EU organic law: trialogue continues under the leadership of Malta

Europe, Germany

08.03.2017 Editor

After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue today. The German Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, has also contributed to this with his vote but opposite to the decision of the federal states and other European Member States.


naturkosmetik verlag: change of management successfully completed

Europe, Germany

03.03.2017 Editor

Since January 1, 2017, Wolf Lüdge assumed the management of the publishing company naturkosmetik verlag from Elfriede Dambacher. Lüdge will coordinate and carry out the international Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference in Berlin this September.


Congress: Global Peasants Rights

Europe, Germany

02.03.2017 Editor

The German “Haus der Bauern” foundation will organise an international congress on the issue of “peasants’ rights” from 7-10 March 2017.


Germany's best organic shops have been chosen

Europe, Germany

01.03.2017 Editor

At BioFach international trade fair this year's winners of the award "Best Organic Shop" were announce. They were  selected by the readers of the magazine Schrot&Korn, that is available in more than 2,000 organic shops and organic supermarkets in Germany.


Germany: The Good Food sells waste food only

Europe, Germany

28.02.2017 Editor

"The Good Food" offers waste food in two shops and on the market in Cologne. These are the first shops in Germany that sell only products that would otherwise have been destroyed as waste.


BioFach review: exhibition halls full – exhibitors delighted

Europe, Germany

23.02.2017 Karin Heinze

Again a  record number of visitors and a sharp increase in the number of exhibitors. NürnbergMesse, represented by Petra Wolf and Danila Brunner, was absolutely delighted with the four days of  BioFach and Vivaness. Danila Brunner said that in order to provide even better facilities for exhibitors and visitors Halls 4A and 8 as well will be made available next year. On the last day of the fair you could also hear the positive views of many exhibitors expressing positive opinions about the trade fair.


Metropolitan region of Nuremberg is fairtrade region now

Europe, Germany

23.02.2017 Editor

A merger of 23 counties and eleven municipalities in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg has won the title "fairtrade region". The area has been awarded at a side event of BioFach. 


Naturland is growing both in Germany and abroad

Europe, Germany

22.02.2017 Editor

For the second year running, the German based international working organic association Naturland has been able to record significant increases both in the number of its member farms and in the area cultivated.


German BioCompany grew more than 8%

Europe, Germany

21.02.2017 Editor

In 2016 BioCompany increased compared to the previous year by 9 million euros (8.2%) to 145 million euros. The other companies of the BioCompany Group, Havelland Bio and Midgard Naturkost, had a revenue of around five million euros.


BioFach and Vivaness: Over 50,000 visitors!

Europe, Germany

20.02.2017 Editor

The 50,000 mark has been cracked for the first time. This was announced by NürnbergMesse at the end of the four-day meeting of the international organic industry BioFach and VIvaness. The trade visitors came from 134 countries.


Germany: Minister presented future strategy of organic farming

Europe, Germany

17.02.2017 Editor

The future strategy of organic farming (ZÖL) by the Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, was presented at BioFach. On nearly 100 pages goals and measures are outlined to push the organic sector in Germany.


Germany: dennree group's 10% growth

Europe, Germany

15.02.2017 Editor

The dennree group has reported that in 2016 its consolidated net turnover came to 920 million euros -  a gain of 100 million euros, which equates to ca. 10% compared with the year before.


Germany: big rise in the number of farms and the area of organic land

Europe, Germany

14.02.2017 Editor

The number of organic farms rose 2,119 to a total of 26,855. The area of organically managed land also increased significantly - by 96,000 to 1,185,471 hectares.


Germany: nearly 10% growth in organic turnover

Europe, Germany

13.02.2017 Editor

The turnover of organic food grew strongly in Germany in 2016. This was reported by the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) and the Arbeitskreis Biomarkt  prior to the launch of BioFach.


Biofach 2017: Building an Organic Future

Europe, Germany

13.02.2017 Karin Heinze

Germany is Country of the Year at BioFach 2017. Under the motto “Building an Organic Future” the Ministry of Agriculture is going to present, among other things, its Future Strategy for Organic Farming and the host country will introduce “Organic as a knowledge-based and values-based economic system” to the anticipated 48,000 visitors from all over the world. Over 2,700 exhibitors and a comprehensive Congress programme will once again be the platform to present everything that's new and innovative, concepts and ideas, and figures and analysis around both the international organic sector and the organic movement. So that you can prepare, here's our report with some ideas.


Testbiotech criticises experiments to create chimeric embryos

Europe, Germany

09.02.2017 Editor

Testbiotech, the Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of Biotechnology is highly critical of experiments attempting to create chimeric embryos by inserting human embryonic cells into embryos from animal species.


Rapunzel buys Zwergenwiese - German brands join forces

Europe, Germany

07.02.2017 Editor

With effect from 28 February, the German organic company Rapunzel Naturkost has acquired the organic manufacturer Zwergenwiese Naturkost GmbH. Zwergenwiese will continue to be an independent company in its present location.


Vivaness 2017: natural cosmetics on a grand stage

Europe, Germany

07.02.2017 Editor

From 15 to 18 February 2017 the eleventh edition of Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, is taking place at the same time as Biofach. Around 250 exhibitors from over 30 countries are expected at the exhibition.


Vivaness: the event for natural beauty professionals

Europe, Germany

07.02.2017 Karin Heinze

The natural and organic cosmetics industry is booming and has enjoyed continuous growth in popularity across the globe for many years now. The demand for products is high all over the world and the market is characterised by dynamic progress. Germany is the leading market in Europe natural and organic cosmetics. Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, which takes place from 15 to 18 February at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the place where trends and innovations are presented by roughly 250 international exhibitors. The stage programme and the Vivaness congress complete the event and makes it a meeting place for the cosmetics sector.  


Weak growth in turnover in specialist trade in Germany

Europe, Germany

02.02.2017 Editor

According to surveys carried out by the Klaus Braun consultancy, the trend to much lower growth in turnover in the German wholefood trade continued at the end of last year.


Demo „We've had enough of agro-industry“ – 9 demands for a change

Europe, Germany

31.01.2017 Karin Heinze

Election year and Green Week: time to talk about the future of agriculture and to demonstrate for a change of direction in agriculture. The seventh “We've had enough” demo in Berlin was an opportunity to do just that – 18,000 people went onto the streets. The motley crowd marched through the government district in Berlin, but the events before and after the demo too were also a platform for targeting the demands of the organic industry, animal welfare organisations, environmentalists and critics of capitalism etc. at politicians (Video).


Nuremberg, the organic Metropolis

Europe, Germany

30.01.2017 Editor

Much is happening in the organic sector in Nuremberg and beyond the city boundaries. In order to further strengthen the organic sector in the region for the future, organic projects are gathered under the umbrella “Nuremberg, The Organic Metropolis”.


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