International_EN, Netherlands04.08.2017 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.
International_EN, Netherlands03.08.2017 Editor
The study „True Cost Accounting in Farming and Finance”, commissioned by the Dutch company Eosta, calculated the actual cost of producing food - an undertaking praised by Prince Charles.
International_EN, Netherlands05.07.2017 Editor
Accountants Ernst & Young (EY) and sustainability consultant Soil & More have developed a method for small and medium size businesses in the organic industry to calculate these unseen costs with the help of a practical dashboard.
International_EN, Netherlands26.04.2017 Editor
Key sustainability issues facing the food industry will be tackled at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit.
International_EN, Netherlands27.01.2017 Editor
The organic fair Bio-beurs in Zwolle on January the 18th and 19th counted nearly 10,000 visitors and participants. That was more than 8% more than last year.
International_EN, Netherlands25.01.2017 Editor
The Dutch food company Royal Wessanen bought a manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain for €67m.
International_EN, Netherlands29.12.2016 Editor
Customers now prefer locally grown produce. Volkert Engelsman, managing director of Eosta, an international distributor of organic fruit and vegetables, advocates a differentiated approach to locally grown produce, as well as greater transparency.
International_EN, Netherlands30.11.2016 Editor
Wageningen University & Research and TNO, is researching the technology and knowledge needed to make personalised nutritional and health advice possible on a large scale.
International_EN, Netherlands16.11.2016 Editor
Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. The victims are very happy that their voices have been heard, media coverage was positive especially in France and Germany.
International_EN, Netherlands11.11.2016 Editor
All the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly's multimedia material is completed now and available on Monsanto Tribunal website: pictures, short interviews and all the videos from the two days of hearings in The Hague, translated into different languages.
International_EN, Netherlands01.11.2016 Editor
The share of organic in the retail (grocery and specialty) was more than 4.3% in 2015. In the first half of 2016 the growth at the supermarkets goes on.
International_EN, Netherlands28.10.2016 Editor
Koppert and Lantmännen BioAgri have agreed on the acquisition of the assets of BioAgri’s microbial products, registrations and IP by Koppert. Koppert will expand its seed treatment capabilities.
International_EN, Netherlands23.10.2016 Karin Heinze
The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.
International_EN, Netherlands20.10.2016 Editor
Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal.
International_EN, Netherlands18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly has taken place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October. Our blog gives details of the event.
International_EN, Netherlands08.10.2016 Editor
Over 800 organizations from around the world are supporting and participating in this process while over 100 people's assemblies and tribunals are being held across the world.
International_EN, Netherlands29.09.2016 Editor
As the Dutch stock exchange journal ABM Financial News reports, analysts and investors are focusing on Holland's organic corporation Wessanen. In the course of the takeover of the US organic enterprise WhiteWave by Danone it says that speculation about Wessanen, already smouldering for some time, has surfaced once again.
International_EN, Netherlands23.08.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are set up to deal with serious crimes, to indict people guilty of crimes against humanity and to punish them. In the middle of October the Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague. For three days, this symbolic citizens' court will hear plaintiffs from all over the world present a summary of the offences committed by Monsanto. The aim is to get the criminal offence of ecocide recognised in international law.Taking place in parallel, the People´s Assembly will work on devising strategies and concepts for conserving resources and ensuring a viable future.
International_EN, Netherlands11.08.2016 Editor
Together, the IFOAM Organics International, Navdanya, Organic Consumers Association, Biovision and many more are organizing The People’s Assembly as well as The Monsanto Tribunal, 14 -16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.
International_EN, Netherlands04.08.2016 Editor
A group of Dutch entrepreneurs has used their country’s wet weather as a business opportunity by creating a rainwater bitter.
International_EN, Netherlands25.07.2016 Editor
Some of the pressing sustainability challenges facing the food industry were debated at the recent editions of the Sustainable Foods Summit hosted in São Paulo (29-30 June) and Amsterdam (9-10 June).
International_EN, Netherlands06.06.2016 Editor
Sustainable ingredients, food waste and marketing developments will be featured in the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam from the 9th to the 10th of June.
International_EN, Netherlands17.05.2016 Karin Heinze
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.
International_EN, Netherlands26.04.2016 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.
International_EN, Netherlands14.03.2016 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.