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Germany: organic eggs also contaminated with insecticide

International_EN, Netherlands

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.


Eosta: recording all the damage caused by food production

International_EN, Netherlands

03.08.2017 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.


EY pilot study: "True Cost Accounting"

International_EN, Netherlands

05.07.2017 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.


European Summit Tackles Sustainability Issues

International_EN, Netherlands

26.04.2017 Editor

Key sustainability issues facing the food industry will be tackled at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit.


Netherlands: Bio-beurs attracts 10,000 visitors

International_EN, Netherlands

27.01.2017 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.


Wessanen buys Spanish organic food company

International_EN, Netherlands

25.01.2017 Editor

The Dutch food company Royal Wessanen bought a manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain for €67m.


Organic vs. local produce: Fruit importer Eosta argues for an informed purchasing decision

International_EN, Netherlands

29.12.2016 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.


Netherlands: consortium on personalised nutrition and health

International_EN, Netherlands

30.11.2016 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.


Successful Tribunal and Peoples Assembly – What’s next?

International_EN, Netherlands

16.11.2016 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.


Monsanto Tribunal Multimedia Site is online

International_EN, Netherlands

11.11.2016 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.


Dutch organic sales increased by 11.5 percent in 2015

International_EN, Netherlands

01.11.2016 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.


Koppert partners with Lantmännen BioAgri

International_EN, Netherlands

28.10.2016 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.


Tribunal gathers evidence of Monsanto´s ecocide

International_EN, Netherlands

23.10.2016 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.


People’s Assembly Verdict: Monsanto guilty of crimes against the planet and humanity

International_EN, Netherlands

20.10.2016 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.


Ecocide must be punishable

International_EN, Netherlands

18.10.2016 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.


Public trial of Monsanto for ecocide

International_EN, Netherlands

08.10.2016 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.


The focus is on Wessanen in the takeover market

International_EN, Netherlands

29.09.2016 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.


Monsanto in court

International_EN, Netherlands

23.08.2016 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.


Monsanto Tribunal & People’s Assembly

International_EN, Netherlands

11.08.2016 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.


Heavens Water from Amsterdam

International_EN, Netherlands

04.08.2016 Editor

A group of Dutch entrepreneurs has used their country’s wet weather as a business opportunity by creating a rainwater bitter.


Sustainable Foods Summit Europe and Latin America: Major Outcomes

International_EN, Netherlands

25.07.2016 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).


New horizons for eco-labels and sustainability

International_EN, Netherlands

06.06.2016 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.


Conventional food is considerably more expensive than organic food

International_EN, Netherlands

17.05.2016 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.


SFS Europe: Future direction for sustainable sourcing

International_EN, Netherlands

26.04.2016 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.


IFOAM EU: only a few places left for European Organic Congress

International_EN, Netherlands

14.03.2016 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.


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