Events, Events12.02.2018 Editor
BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food is taking place between 14 and 17 February 2018. There will be discussions on ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market, and how the generational transition can be successfully shaped.
Events, Events09.02.2018 Editor
The natural and organic trade fair Natexpo decided to take place every year. This September the event will start in Lyon, France. Professionals are invited to come together on an annual basis from now on.
Events, Events08.02.2018 Editor
The IFOAM Congress in the Netherlands discussed about digitization and the future of the organic sector. The German Organic Entrepreneurs Association AÖL anticipates major transformation processes in retail.
Events, Events06.02.2018 Karin Heinze
After endless discussions and lobby work of organic associations and stakeholders the new EU Organic Regulation is now a fact and has reached the second phase. On this stage, in a common process, the responsible EU-institution and organic sector representatives adapt details of the regulation and inconsistencies in order to makes the new rules beneficial for the value chain and for consumers. A panel at the IFOAOM EU Processing Conference discussed challenges and opportunities together with the Nicolas Verlet, new Head of the Organic Unit of DG Agri, EU Commission. Watch the video.
Events, Events30.01.2018 Daniela Nickel
From 16th to 17th of January 2018, international stakeholders from the organic sector gathered at the 5th Organic Processing Conference (OPC) in Zwolle, Netherlands, to discuss digital opportunities for organic processors. Organized by IFOAM EU and Bionext, the conference guided the participants through a varied program offering different possibilities and ideas on how to improve organics and how cope with problems such as the conventionalization of the organic market by digitalization. Watch the video.
Events, Events25.01.2018 Editor
Volkert Engelsman, Managing Director of Eosta BV, has found a new ally of the true-cost accounting movement in Queen Máxima.
Events, Events23.01.2018 Editor
With a deafening cooking pot concert, 33,000 people called to the We are fed up! -Demonstration to kick off the Green Week in Berlin, the future federal government on a new agricultural policy.
Events, Events16.01.2018 Editor
In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018. This is when BioFach, the world’s leading fair for organic food and Vivaness, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will again open their doors to an expected 50,000 and more trade visitors. The BioFach and Vivaness congresses combined represent the No. 1 knowledge transfer and networking event for the organic sector.
Events, Events15.01.2018 Editor
Only two days after the Berlin Fashion Week, Muveo GmbH invites interested parties to the international natural textiles fair Innatex from 20 to 22 January 2018 at the Messecenter Rhein-Main in Hofheim-Wallau.
Events, Events05.01.2018 Editor
2017 has been the year of a great and ever growing opposition to Monsanto and the poison companies that try to control our food system. The legal opinion of the Monsanto Tribunal was a highlight, says the Tribunal newsletter in its review.
Events, Events04.01.2018 Editor
The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry. Discussions centered on sustainability developments, organic market potential, health impacts, and food ingredients.
Events, Events02.01.2018 Editor
During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations 2017, along with the ‘Jaivik Bharat’ Logo and “Indian Organic Integrity Database Portal.”
Events, Events26.12.2017 Editor
Some of the pressing sustainability issues facing the cleaning products industry were discussed at the 4th edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit, hosted in Paris last month.
Events, Events21.12.2017 Karin Heinze
It was a global organic event in India last month. Almost 2,500 delegates from 121 countries plus more than 7,000 day visitors attended the 19th IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC). More than 1,000 farmers joined the organic mega event in Delhi/ Greater Noida and discussed topics concerning agriculture innovations, techniques, trends, challenges, success stories and other key issues of the sector. The motto of the OWC was „An Organic World through an Organic India.“ Every fifth organic farmer in the world lives in India. Read the summary and watch a video with impressions and statements.
Events, Events21.12.2017 Editor
The 5th Organic Processing Conference
in Zwolle/Netherlands on 16th and 17th January 2018 will have the theme "Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors
Events, Events19.12.2017 Editor
The German environment and nature protection organisation NABU is hosting the first International Green Fair and field visits in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve in South-West Ethiopia.
Events, Events28.11.2017 Editor
Asia is showing some of the highest growth in the global organic food market. New research by Ecovia Intelligence shows that some Asian country markets are reporting double-digit growth rates, with regional sales poised to reach US $10 billion in the coming years.
Events, Events17.11.2017 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.
Events, Events07.11.2017 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.
Events, Events31.10.2017 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.
Events, Events31.10.2017 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.
Events, Events26.10.2017 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.
Events, Events25.10.2017 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.
Events, Events24.10.2017 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).
Events, Events24.10.2017 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.