Events Events24.05.2016 Editor
Every three years sector stakeholders come together at the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest and most significant organic gathering.
Events Events23.05.2016 Editor
The 15th Fair Week will take place from 16 to 30 September 2016. This year, the event will focus around the effects of fair trade.
For a long time the organic industry has been having a discussion about so-called externalized costs. But far from all consumers are aware of the fact that the low price of food is achieved at a cost because of the chemicals used in agriculture, factory farming and the severe consequences for the environment. Or they put it to the back of their minds. It’s high time to tell people the truth. This is the reason why Volkert Engelsman, head of the Dutch organic company Eosta, has launched the information campaign “The True Cost of Food”. Organic supermarkets have started to promote the campaign. The background and a video interview with Volkert Engelsman.
Events Events29.04.2016 Editor
On Sunday the 17th of April, the Minister Lukarski visited the Bulgarian stand at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2016.
Events Events28.04.2016 Editor
The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2016 were announced Monday the 18th of April at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.
Events Events26.04.2016 Editor
Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. The increasing number of sustainability schemes raises questions about long-term developments that will be discussed at the Sustainable Food Summit.
Is the new EU Organic Regulation negotiated until June? Where are still sticking points? That was the topic on the second day of the IFOAM EU congress in the Netherlands. The 200 participants from 27 EU countries listened intently what the negotiators from Brussels brought up in the discussion. There are still some open issues, but the Dutch have indicated their objective of concluding the trialogue between the Commission, Council and Parliament, and to bring the new regulation by the end of its EU presidency on the way. With video documentation on BioMarktInfo Youtube.
In his welcome note for the 10th IFOAM EU European Organic Congress in Driebergen, Netherlands, re-elected IFOAM EU President Christopher Stopes emphasized that this event would contain a high level of interaction with more than 200 participants. The goal was to look at different models to reach the vision and make Organic 3.0 concrete. Watch the video with statements of several stakeholders.
Long-term IFOAM EU Director Marco Schlüter officially stepped down on Friday, April 8. Eduardo Cuoco who was responsible for Technology Research Platform for organic food and farming TPOrganics was appointed to be the new director. See the video-interview with the outgoing director Marco Schlüter and the new director Eduardo Cuoco.
Events Events30.03.2016 Editor
Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will hold a two-day summit, Wednesday, starting the 20th of April to Thursday the 21st April 2016.
Events Events30.03.2016 Editor
What are the next top products and trends in the natural and organic sector? 77,000 people came together to answer that very question in Anaheim, California.
Events Events23.03.2016 Editor
A record-setting crowd of more than 650 organic visionaries, activists, and business executives gathered enthusiastically earlier this month in Anaheim, California, at The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner.
Events Events22.03.2016 Editor
For the first time, a Latin American summit will tackle food losses & waste, encourage traceability in supply chains and the use of sustainable food ingredients.
Events Events16.03.2016 Editor
The 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM - Organics International, will take place from 09th to the 11th of November 2017 in India, now opens its Call for Papers.
Events Events15.03.2016 Redaktion
IFOAM – Organics International invites to contribute to the global vision on genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms.
Events Events14.03.2016 Editor
In three weeks the IFOAM EU is celebrating its 10th European Organic Congress. From 4 – 6 April the congress will be in Driebergen, Netherlands. There are only a few places left – register before 18 March.
Events Events10.03.2016 Editor
The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable ingredients, and approaches to tackle food losses & waste. The executive summit will be hosted in Amsterdam on 9-10th June 2016.
Events Events08.03.2016 Redaktion
More than 3,600 people attended the 27th MOSES Organic Farming Conference on the last February week in La Crosse, WI.
Events Events04.03.2016 Redaktion
Japan is a major market for organic products but the the market development doesn´t meet the expectations and forecasts by experts. A new expo in November should accelerate the demand.
Events Events13.02.2016 Editor
The Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) is an organic-farmer-based organisation but also includes within its rolls most of the important organic farming organisations from various regions of the country.
The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BioFach fair in Nuremberg.
Events Events10.02.2016 Editor
IFOAM - Organics International recently announced the fourth edition of the European Organic Academy Leadership Course.
Events Events06.02.2016 Editor
At a crowded Green Week in Berlin, the international organic umbrella organisation IFOAM and organic food distributor Nature & More jointly introduced the True Cost of Food initiative.
Fresh ideas, exciting concepts, the slightly different product – that is what buyers expect from innovative enterprises. For the first time ten newcomers will present themselves in a own pavilion at Vivaness, Hall 7A.
Events Events04.02.2016 Editor
IFOAM EU is celebrating its 10th European Organic Congress in the Netherlands 4 - 6 April 2016 discussing ways to profile organic as a leading solution.