International_EN, Switzerland20.03.2018 Karin Heinze
Ramon Stroink is Managing Director of the natural and organic cosmetics division at Weleda for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also on the advisory board of Vivaness and the German industry association for cosmetics, detergents and cleaners IKW. We talked to him about the development of the natural and organic cosmetics market in the German-speaking area and the growing challenge of digitization and its opportunities.
International_EN, Switzerland23.08.2017 Editor
The “Verein zur Förderung der Qualitätsstrategie der Schweizer Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft“ (Association to support the quality strategy of Swiss agriculture and food economics) invites interested parties to its autumn conference about new methods of plant breeding taking place on the 8th of September 2017 in Bern.
International_EN, Switzerland26.07.2017 Editor
At the annual general meeting of the Swiss Association for Bio-dynamic Agriculture the decision was taken to incorporate the «Hahn im Glück» - happy chicken - project guidelines into the Demeter agriculture guidelines.
International_EN, Switzerland03.07.2017 Editor
The Swiss Bio Marché again proved to be a powerful attraction. Around 200 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors turned the little town of Zofingen into the Swiss organic capital for the eighteenth time.
International_EN, Switzerland14.06.2017 Editor
In 2016 the 7.8 % growth of the Swiss organic market was three percentage points higher than growth in 2015. For 2017, a record number of conversions to organic are reported by the Swiss organic association Bio Suisse.
International_EN, Switzerland01.06.2017 Editor
The Swiss company Coop has launched the Karma range for vegetarians and flexitarians. Of the roughly 120 products, over 90 are also suitable for vegans and 20 are certified organic by Bio Suisse.
International_EN, Switzerland27.05.2017 Editor
Recently, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences established the new Sino-Swiss Organic Agriculture Research Center (SSOARC) in China. With this new institute, FiBL and IGDB will provide a wide range of services in the field of knowledge transfer and research.
International_EN, Switzerland23.03.2017 Editor
Even though Zalando, WhatsApp and Netflix are in the lead, organic brands (Migros Bio and Bio Suisse) feature for the first time among the TOP 10 favourite brands of the Swiss between 15 and 25 years old.
International_EN, Switzerland27.02.2017 Editor
With a per capita expenditure of about 260 euros, Switzerland is the worldwide leader. With sales of 2.1 billion euros, the organic market volume also grew by 5% in 2015.
International_EN, Switzerland16.01.2017 Editor
“We need to reduce the need for antibiotics in order to reduce their use”, that was one of the statements of Thomas Van Boeckel, author of frequently cited research on antimicrobial consumption in food animals.
International_EN, Switzerland13.01.2017 Editor
Twenty years ago, sixty scientists and consultants belonging to the Research Institute of Organic Farming (FiBL) moved into the former School of Agriculture in Frick. Today FiBL and the control company bio.inspecta AG employ 300 people and there is to be further expansion of the facilities in Frick.
International_EN, Switzerland22.11.2016 Karin Heinze
In the 20 years since it was founded, Pural Vertriebs GmbH is one of the few wholesalers that has developed into a powerful sales partner for the wholefood trade nationwide. The ongoing extension of the product range with exclusive brands and innovative labels, the takeover of regional distribution companies and the resulting expansion and, not least, the arm of the business dealing with the health food and orgnic trade, including abroad, contributed to the dynamic development of the Pural group of companies. Another contributing factor is that second-generation family members with great commitment have entered the business. Ulrike and Heinz Claus explain the development of their company and their view of loyalty to the specialist trade. (Video interview with Ulrike Claus)
International_EN, Switzerland18.11.2016 Editor
Syngenta is besides Monsanto an example of big chemical companies that pollute environment and try to control the food supply. The Swiss corporation is the largest pesticide producer in the world.
International_EN, Switzerland07.11.2016 Editor
India is heavily relying on its agriculture and when the harvest is not good the consequences can be catastrophic for their farmers. The garbanzo bean is one of the most popular crops of produce, particularly in northern India.
International_EN, Switzerland27.09.2016 Editor
Called “Veggie-Bags“, the Swiss corporation Migros is now selling reusable bags for fruit and vegetables.
International_EN, Switzerland16.09.2016 Editor
The Swiss organic manufacturer Soyana has moved into a new production facility in Schlieren near Zurich.
International_EN, Switzerland18.07.2016 Editor
End of June the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visited the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick and expressed the interest in a collaboration.
International_EN, Switzerland21.06.2016 Editor
In 2015 the Swiss bought 520 million CHF (522 million USD) of fair trade products with the Max Havelaar label last year.
International_EN, Switzerland17.05.2016 Editor
With the aquisition of Swiss GMO company Syngenta China puts genetically modified food on menu. But a majority of Chinese consumers don´t want it.
International_EN, Switzerland11.05.2016 Editor
Organto Foods Inc. has joined forces with Fairtrasa, a Swiss based, leading producer of organic, fair trade products from small-scale farmers in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.
International_EN, Switzerland10.11.2015 Kai Kreuzer
The first organic supermarket with the Greek name GAIA (Mother Earth) begins the roll-out across the whole of Switzerland. The flagship store is located in a busy street three kilometres north-west of downtown Zurich.
5,979 producers were working according to the guidelines of Bio Suisse in 2014 – a plus of 95 on 2013.
International_EN, Switzerland24.02.2015 Karin Heinze
The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.
International_EN, Switzerland15.05.2014 Redaktion
Bio Suisse has published key data on organics