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Germany: organic sales have grown in the first two quarters of 2017

Europe, Germany

15.08.2017 Editor

During the first half of 2017, German households have bought more organic food items again. German customers have spent a total of 7.5 per cent more money on fresh organic groceries. Even the amount of sold products in general has grown by 6.1 per cent.


WALA – building for the future

Europe, Germany

15.08.2017 Karin Heinze

A great deal has been packed into WALA's new laboratory building – far more than just the very latest analysis and environmental technology. The organically structured glass building in Bad Boll is sending out a signal. The objective of this manufacturer of medicines and natural cosmetics is to build a bridge to scientific research in order to create a joint approach to solving important medical issues, to research phytoactive agents and to develop new ideas. The company thinks long-term and is investing in the future. Get some impressions from Bad Boll from this video.


BioFach 2018: Next Generation is the main topic

Europe, Germany

10.08.2017 Editor

The international organic sector will meet at BioFach and Vivaness from 14 to 17 February 2018 to discuss ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market. Also how the generational transition can be successfully shaped.


Rapunzel „One World Festival“

Europe, Germany

09.08.2017 Editor

The German organic pioneer Rapunzel invites guests on 9 and 10 September to its One World Festival, that is held every two years. The programme of the two-day event encompasses Information, culture, music, organic culinary delights and the presentation of the One World Awards.


Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference looks at packaging

Europe, Germany

08.08.2017 Editor

How should natural and organic cosmetics be packaged? With a view towards the environment and digitalization, says the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference that will be held September 26-27, 2017, at the Hotel Ellington in Berlin.


Germany: organic eggs also contaminated with insecticide

Europe, Germany

04.08.2017 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.


Germany: organic land reaches record level

Europe, Germany

26.07.2017 Editor

According to the latest data provided by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, organic farming in Germany experienced above-average growth in 2016.


Germany: BioCompany cooperates with Allyouneedfresh

Europe, Germany

21.07.2017 Editor

The Berlin organic supermarket chain BioCompany has launched its online business. All its roughly 150 own-brand products and BioCompany's trade brands are now available from the online supermarket allyouneedfresh.de.


Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference: Focusing on Asian cosmetics markets

Europe, Germany

18.07.2017 Editor

Pacific Asia is, after Europe, the second largest market for cosmetics, a market particularly characterized by its dynamics. Beauty brands and products from Asia have become well-known and available beyond their own borders.


Eco monitoring: everything super except superfoods

Europe, Germany

06.07.2017 Editor

For 15 years eco monitoring has been carried out in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg in addition to the annual farm inspections by the organic control agencies. The programme is unique in Germany and Europe as a whole.


Ritter Sport: "sustainability " more important than organic

Europe, Germany

27.06.2017 Kai Kreuzer

Ritter Sport likes to parade its green image. This German chocolate manufacturer does have an organic line in its product range, but it's not doing so well. Four years ago, Ritter wanted to withdraw from its organic business and convert to “sustainable raw materials”, although it didn't carry through its intention. Now, however, the decision has obviously been made. The company is demanding that 3,500 cocoa farmers in Nicaragua acquire UTZ or Fairtrade certification, which in effect will put an end to organic cropping on these farms.


One World Award: winners selected

Europe, Germany

12.06.2017 Editor

The fifth One World Award (OWA) prizes and the OWA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at a festive gala on 8 September 2017 in Legau in southern Germany at the Rapunzel headquarter.


Fair trade cracks billion euro barrier

Europe, Germany

31.05.2017 Editor

The organisation Transfair Germany has reported  a record: for the first time, turnover of fair trade products in Germany exceeded one billion euros. Consumers spent 1.2 billion euros on fairly traded products – a rise of  18 percent.


Takeover of Monsanto forces Bayer to sell assets

Europe, Germany

30.05.2017 Editor

From media reports we learn that, in order to get the green light from the cartel authorities for mega merger by the end of the year, the German corporation Bayer must divest a part of its plant protection business.


Germany: 4.4 billion euros turnover with "No Genetic Engineering" food

Europe, Germany

30.05.2017 Editor

The Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik (VLOG) – Association of Food without Genetic Engineering – is continuing its upward trajectory. In the first quarter of 2017 turnover grew by 12.5 percent.


Germany: failure of draft bill banning GMOs

Europe, Germany

23.05.2017 Editor

The controversial draft bill on banning the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has failed. The coalition partners in the federal government – the SPD and the CDU/CSU -  could not reach a consensus. Critics say no law is better than a bad law.


10th Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference – key topics

Europe, Germany

23.05.2017 Editor

The 10th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference in Berlin will focus on the future-oriented strategic direction of natural and organic cosmetics.


The Germans: over 70% buy organics

Europe, Germany

05.05.2017 Editor

In a brief press release, BÖLW – the German Association of Organic Food Producers and Traders – commented in April on the results of the Eco-Barometer 2017 of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture.


Bioland and FNAB strengthen cooperation

Europe, Germany

27.04.2017 Editor

Bioland and the French organic growers association FNAB are seeking closer collaboration.


Veganfach 2017: the vegan world meets again in Cologne

Europe, Germany

24.04.2017 Redaktion

In a press release Koelnmese GmbH has informed the public that many companies have already applied to attend the largest and most international vegan trade fair in Europe.


Gene drive made in Göttingen

Europe, Germany

19.04.2017 Editor

Much concern has been expressed about an experiment involving genetically engineered flies and the potential risk of uncontrolled release into the environment.

 


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.


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