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BIOFACH America 2017 in Baltimore: Closing Report

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17.11.2017 Editor

Parallel to the Natural Products Expo, the BIOFACH America – All Things Organic took place from 14th to 16th September 2017 in the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, USA. As the organisers report, more than 1,500 organic exhibitors, among them 196 fully organic, and over 29,000 visitors came to the exhibition to exchange trends, information about new products and to learn more about the organic sector.


Ecofruit conference 2018: call for papers

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07.11.2017 Editor

From 19th – 21st February 2018, the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing (Ecofruit) will take place at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. Among others organized by Foeko e.V., Ecofruit aims at bringing together European researchers and consultants working on topics related to organic fruit growing.


IFOAM: new President and new Executive Director coming

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31.10.2017 Editor

On the General Assembly of IFOAM – Organics International in New Delhi, a new World Board and a new President will be elected. Half a year later, there will be also a change of Executive Director. Succession planning is ongoing.


OWC: biggest organic farming event on the planet

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31.10.2017 Karin Heinze

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is a global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. It is coming to India for the first time in 40 years and will take place from 9-11 November 2017 Greater Noida, New Delhi. The event will play a critical role in strengthening the world organic farming movement and tilting India’s agricultural. According to the organizers the OWC will welcome around 3,000 delegates from 110 countries. As a parallel event BioFach India together with India Organic Trade Fair will take place at the same venue.


International Green Week 2018 in Berlin

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26.10.2017 Editor

From 19th until 28th January 2018, the International Green Week opens its doors to professionals and the public audience for the 83rd time. The Green Week Berlin is one of the world’s largest fairs for nutrition, agriculture and horticulture.


2017 Sustainable Beauty Award Finalists Announced

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25.10.2017 Editor

The finalists for the 2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence. Over 100 international entries were received this year, from operators in various sectors of the beauty industry.


Countdown for the Organic World Congress

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24.10.2017 Editor

The countdown for the 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International is running. From 9 - 12 November it will take place in Noida (New Delhi).


Monsanto in trouble

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24.10.2017 Karin Heinze

Monsanto is in trouble for many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year. More and more weeds are resistant to Roundup. Monsanto’s ‘solution’ to this problem, another very toxic herbicide Dicamba, turns out to be a complete failure. The Monsanto Tribunal last fall in The Hague and court cases have been exposing the way Monsanto works, and this helps to inspire others to show the true cost of Monsanto’s business. Films and books were released too.


IFOAM EU: 5th Organic Processing Conference in January 2018

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23.10.2017 Editor

IFOAM EU invites interested parties to their 5th Organic Processing Conference „Improving Organic: Making it happen - Digital opportunities for organic processors“ taking place on 16-17 January 2018 in Zwolle, The Netherlands.


EU: Glyphosate license expiring

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11.10.2017 Editor

Soon the EU member states will have to cast their vote for the final decision on the glyphosate license. On the 11th of October there will be an official hearing in the EU Parliament.

 


Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit: Future Outlook for Bio-Based Surfactants

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27.09.2017 Editor

For the second year Ecovia organizes the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit in Paris. On 8-9th November the summit invites stake-holders in the cleaning products industry including manufacturers, ingredient companies, packaging companies distributors, retailers as well as industry organisations, researchers and consultants.


The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

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26.09.2017 Karin Heinze

At the IFOAM EU Organic Congress in Tallinn representatives of the EU and of the organic sector discussed pro and contra of the new European Organic Regulation (video). After a record time of more than three years and 18 trilogues Regulation probably will be launched in June 2020, although neither the Council and Commission nor the Parliament and the stakeholders of the organic sector are fully satisfied with the compromise.


One World Award: most important 
for the global organic movement

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26.09.2017 Editor

Nearly 700 guests from all parts of the world came to Rapunzel´s headquarter for the One World Award gala. IFOAM Organics International praises the One World Award as most important award for the global organic movement. 


IFOAM Organic Congress: video documentation

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25.09.2017 Editor

IFOAM EU members and guests from the organic industry as well as policymakers met for the 11th European Organic Congress (EOC) in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Six videos document the Congress now.


10th Natural Cosmetics Conference: Ensuring future success for the industry

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19.09.2017 Editor

 

September the 26-27 the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will open its doors in Berlin for the anniversary edition. The Conference will be held for the 10th time and will provide information about current topics of the natural cosmetics industry, presenting and discussing these from a critical point of view.

 


Expanding sustainable food market bringing fraud risks

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14.09.2017 Editor

The growing market for sustainable & premium foods is bringing greater risks of food fraud. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) believes the way forward is greater transparency in supply chains, with new technologies and global alliances playing an important role.


IFOAM EU Congress: Roadmap for making Europe more organic

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12.09.2017 Karin Heinze

IFOAM EU members and guests from the organic industry as well as policymakers met for the 11th European Organic Congress (EOC) in the Estonian capital Tallinn from 5 - 6 September. The main topics of the first day were the Common European Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the possibilities to implement the ambitious goal of IFOAM EU to reach 50% European agricultural land managed according to organic principles by 2030 (Organic Vision 2030). The new launched "Organic Roadmap" should serve as an inspiration and source of ideas. (Video interview with IFOAM EU President Christopher Stopes)


Thailand: BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA starting in 2018

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08.09.2017 Editor

As the seventh member of the BIOFACH-family, the new BIOFACH SOUTHEAST ASIA fair will open its doors from 12th – 15th July 2018 at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Nonthaburi, Bangkok.


Sustainable Farming: IFOAM EU has launched an Organic Roadmap

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06.09.2017 Editor

To reach the Organic Vision 2030, IFOAM EU has launched an Organic Roadmap to Sustainable Food and Farming Systems in Europe at the 11th European Organic Congress in Tallinn.


AFI: International Conference against fraudulent labelling of organic food

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06.09.2017 Editor

The Anti-Fraud-Initiative (AFI), IFOAM and EOCC invite interested parties to their International Conference concerning the question “How to improve the securing of organic integrity of Eastern European organic exports?” taking place from 21st – 22nd September 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine.


Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in November 2017

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05.09.2017 Editor

On 6th and 7th of November 2017, At the Epicenter, a US nonprofit organization, is hosting the Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado.


In Tallinn EU ministers of agriculture must look further than their egg cups

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04.09.2017 Editor

Estonia holds the EU Council Presidency until the end of this year. At their meeting in Tallinn from 3-5 September the topics to be discussed by the EU ministers of agriculture will include the fipronil scandal.


UK: Soil Association’s Organic September campaign starting today

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01.09.2017 Editor

After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign today. The campaign aims at reaching as many people as possible via producers, press and social media in order to support growth of the organic market as well as to make consumers understand the difference organic makes compared to conventional products.


Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair: preview of exhibitors 2017

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23.08.2017 Editor

The initial list of exhibitors for the 2017 Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 has recently been released. As the stand space has increased, 400 exhibitors from around the world, presenting the latest natural and organic innovations, will be featured by the event. Until now, over 75 percent of the exhibitors have already booked for the fair taking place at MalmöMässan in Sweden, on 15-16 November 2017.


Organic World Congress: Integrity Software Workshop by Organic Services

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21.08.2017 Editor

As part of the 19th Organic World Congress, taking place from 9th – 11th of November 2017 in New Delhi, India, Organic Services invites the congress’ participants to a workshop regarding integrity software for grower groups and small, local certifiers.


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