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Today’s Millennial - tomorrow’s organic parent

International_EN, International_en

20.09.2017 Editor

Millennial parents use digital sources of information to learn about new products – online product reviews, blog posts and mobile apps - more frequently than older parents who prefer traditional information sources.


Degradation of a third of Earth’s soil caused by intensive agriculture

International_EN, International_en

19.09.2017 Editor

According to a UN-backed study, one third of the planet’s soil is massively degraded by the impacts of urbanization, climate change, forest loss, erosion as well as, most importantly, industrial farming - a total of 24bn tonnes of fertile land are being lost every year.


UAE: Organic milk delivered to the door

International_EN, International_en

19.09.2017 Editor

Koita’s organic long-life milk is delivered by a new service: a milkman brings the milk daily to the door of people who ordered it, reports the newspaper The National (online).


10th Natural Cosmetics Conference: Ensuring future success for the industry

International_EN, International_en

19.09.2017 Editor

 

September the 26-27 the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will open its doors in Berlin for the anniversary edition. The Conference will be held for the 10th time and will provide information about current topics of the natural cosmetics industry, presenting and discussing these from a critical point of view.

 


Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

International_EN, International_en

18.09.2017 Editor

A new research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere and helps to fight climate change.


Expanding sustainable food market bringing fraud risks

International_EN, International_en

14.09.2017 Editor

The growing market for sustainable & premium foods is bringing greater risks of food fraud. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) believes the way forward is greater transparency in supply chains, with new technologies and global alliances playing an important role.


India: World Bank invests into organic

International_EN, International_en

13.09.2017 Editor

The Indian enterprise Suminter India Organics is working together with the Wold Bank arm IFC and will be supported with an investment of $25 million to source products from an additional 14,000 farmers.


Germany: organic agriculture gains importance in policy

International_EN, International_en

12.09.2017 Editor

Organic agriculture can play an important role in fighting hunger and in the adaptation of agriculture to climate change. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) therefore invests in the strengthening of organic agriculture in Africa.


Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in November 2017

International_EN, International_en

05.09.2017 Editor

On 6th and 7th of November 2017, At the Epicenter, a US nonprofit organization, is hosting the Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado.


Bribed science: Monsanto and EFSA

International_EN, International_en

05.09.2017 Leo Frühschütz

It is claimed that Monsanto paid an employeeof the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) tasked with pesticide evaluation to declare that glyphosate is not dangerous at a conference for toxicologists. This has come to light in the firm's internal emails that have been published in the course of legal action being taken against Monsanto in California. The organisation Testbiotech has called for clarification by the EFSA.


Amazon-Whole Foods: alliance is perfect - massive price cuts

International_EN, International_en

31.08.2017 Editor

Since 28 August, Amazon is the owner of Whole Foods. Several media report about massive price reductions on the first day of the new ownership and that this could strain the organic supply chain.


Syngenta: Less sales and decreased net profit

International_EN, International_en

30.08.2017 Editor

The Swiss agriculture organization Syngenta has generated less sales and a smaller net profit during the first half of 2017. The sales have stagnated most notably in Latin America.  


USA: price and authenticity still obstacles for organic

International_EN, International_en

30.08.2017 Editor

Mintel market research analysed in a recent report that 21% of the consumers agree that organic foods are worth the extra cost. Nearly 40% purchase half of their grocery organic.


Ecovia Intelligence: Future Outlook for Sustainable Sourcing

International_EN, International_en

29.08.2017 Editor

One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes. Recent developments suggest the pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing schemes, says Ecovia Intelligence.


BioTropic celebrates 20th anniversary

International_EN, International_en

25.08.2017 Editor

Apples, mangos, avocados and lemons: sourcing organic fruit from reliable suppliers – that was the idea of the founders of BioTropic- Hubert Bois Naturkost, Naturkost Elkershausen and Terra Naturkost. This year, BioTropic is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


German company GEPA: “spearheading fair trade”

International_EN, International_en

22.08.2017 Karin Heinze

The biggest fair trade firm in Europe, domiciled in Wuppertal in Germany, is delighted with another good business year: in 2016 the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnerschaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH (GEPA) – The Fair Trade Company - recorded growth of around 7 percent and achieved turnover of 74 million euros. With the appointment of Peter Schaumberger the company is headed by two managing directors, with Schaumberger becoming the brand and distribution manager. He intends to increase the proportion of organics in the product range and concentrate his attention on sustainability and climate change. The company also involves itself in world economic and development policy issues.


Organic World Congress: Integrity Software Workshop by Organic Services

International_EN, International_en

21.08.2017 Editor

As part of the 19th Organic World Congress, taking place from 9th – 11th of November 2017 in New Delhi, India, Organic Services invites the congress’ participants to a workshop regarding integrity software for grower groups and small, local certifiers.


Titanium dioxide: a dangerous substance?

International_EN, International_en

14.08.2017 Editor

The discussion around nanoparticles and their effect is currently somewhat overshadowed by other issues, but researchers are  trying to bring more transparency to the impact of various nanomaterials.


Nanoscale particles of anti-caking agent cause damage

International_EN, International_en

11.08.2017 Editor

The additive silicium dioxide E 551 is used as an anti-caking agent in dry food so that, for example, powdered soup or spices stay free-flowing. Silicium dioxide has been considered safe.


BioFach 2018: Next Generation is the main topic

International_EN, International_en

10.08.2017 Editor

The international organic sector will meet at BioFach and Vivaness from 14 to 17 February 2018 to discuss ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market. Also how the generational transition can be successfully shaped.


Rapunzel „One World Festival“

International_EN, International_en

09.08.2017 Editor

The German organic pioneer Rapunzel invites guests on 9 and 10 September to its One World Festival, that is held every two years. The programme of the two-day event encompasses Information, culture, music, organic culinary delights and the presentation of the One World Awards.


Databases to combat organic fraud

International_EN, International_en

08.08.2017 Leo Frühschütz

Organic controls – that often means a lot of physical paperwork and the difficult exchange of information across borders. Added to this are impenetrable trade flows. Databases could be the remedy – and make life difficult for potential fraudsters. The Organic Integrity Platform (OIP) is now mandatory for cereals in Italy. The OIP could be a model for other countries.  


Eosta: recording all the damage caused by food production

International_EN, International_en

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.


BioFach India/ India Organic together with the 19th Organic World Congress

International_EN, International_en

03.08.2017 Editor

The ninth edition of BioFach India together with India Organic trade fairs will be held concurrently with the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi)

 

 


Sustainable Foods Summit comes to Asia

International_EN, International_en

02.08.2017 Editor

Ecovia Intelligence is taking the Sustainable Foods Summit to Asia. The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will hone in on organic market potential, food fraud & authenticity, sustainable ingredients, and marketing best-practices.


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