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Brazil: Green Rio gathers representatives of the Green Economy

International_EN, International_en

24.04.2018 Editor

On May 24, 25 and 26, the seventh edition of Green Rio/Green Latin America will take place at Marina da Glória venue in Rio de Janeiro. The event will bring together exhibitors and speakers from the organic and sustainable sector as well as representatives of the Green Economy.


Ecovia: Blockchain to build a sustainable food industry?

International_EN, International_en

23.04.2018 Editor

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry. This will be one of the topics at the Sustainable Food Summit in Amsterdam in June.


New documentary about "Monsanto's Toxic Tricks"

International_EN, International_en

18.04.2018 Editor

The Greens in the European Parliament released a documentary on the glyphosate scandal. The video shows in interviews and statements how Monsanto attacks organisations and scientists. Watch the film "Monsanto's Toxic Tricks".


Canada: Quebec government supports organic industry

International_EN, International_en

13.04.2018 Editor

Quebec Province´s  liberal government recently unveiled a policy and a high budget to encourage the development of the food sector, including organic farming.


Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

International_EN, International_en

05.04.2018 Editor

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.


Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

International_EN, International_en

04.04.2018 Editor

The US research organisiation The Organic Center recently released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale.


China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

International_EN, International_en

03.04.2018 Editor

As we can see from the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report by the American Department of Agriculture (USDA), the People's Republic of China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO). 


Organic India: shape of things

International_EN, International_en

27.03.2018 Editor

A strong regulatory framework and multiple policy initiatives lay the foundation for the rapid development of the organic foods sector in India in the coming years. With the surge in demand for organic foods, and the subsequent influx of new products into the market, organic certification has become crucial to ensure quality and prevent fraud and mislabelling. Certification develops confidence amongst consumers about the product’s genuineness as Organic. It also certifies that the product does not contain any non-organic ingredients and that it complies with the organic production standards laid out by regulatory authorities. Let us take a look at the certification processes in India for organic products.


Sikkim bans entry of non-organic foods

International_EN, International_en

27.03.2018 Editor

Consolidating its organic stance further, the government of Sikkim has recently announced a ban on the supply of all perishable vegetables, mangoes and bananas into the state, from March 31 onwards.


IFOAM: Louise Luttikholt new Executive Director

International_EN, International_en

22.03.2018 Editor

Louise Luttikholt is announced the new Executive Director of IFOAM Organics International, headquartered in Bonn, Germany. She follows Markus Arbenz and will take the responsibility from July 2018 .


EU Commission clears Bayer-Monsanto merger

International_EN, International_en

21.03.2018 Editor

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties' overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture, announced the EU authorities.


USA: OTA blasts USDA withdrawal of organic animal welfare rule

International_EN, International_en

21.03.2018 Editor

The North American Organic Trade Association (OTA) strongly condemned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices regulation. The Association calls action “egregious", and says battle will continue in court.


Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

International_EN, International_en

20.03.2018 Editor

The Natural Cosmetics Conference attracts more people each year.The international cosmetics market is undergoing changes. Natural & organic cosmetics are continuing to be a growth driver and, thanks to continuing demand, a popular market segment. But the change is also bringing on a redefinition. 


GMO: EU General Court strengthens the precautionary principle

International_EN, International_en

20.03.2018 Editor

Last week the General Court of the European Union confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically engineered plants.


Global study: neonicotinoids found in 75% of honey

International_EN, International_en

19.03.2018 Editor

As the US based research institute Organic Center reported that almost 200 honey samples from across the globe contain a dangerous concentration of neonicotinoids.


Natural cosmetics: Amazon vs Zalando

International_EN, International_en

16.03.2018 Editor

More and more consumers are ordering natural cosmetics on the internet. As figures from IRI Market Research testify, in the last few months 22 percent of consumers bought their cosmetics online.

 


Vivaness: winners of the Best New Product Award

International_EN, International_en

16.03.2018 Editor

Vivaness was once again the international meeting place for the natural cosmetics industry. The fair hosted to 50,200 trade visitors from 134 countries. The Vivaness had 182 new products at the Vivaness Novelty Stand.


GOTS certified facilities increase 8,2% in 2017

International_EN, International_en

15.03.2018 Editor

The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS shows an increase of 8,2% to 5,024 facilities in 2017. GOTS certified facilities are located in 62 countries around the world. 


Weleda: 4.2% increase in sales worldwide

International_EN, International_en

15.03.2018 Editor

Last year, Weleda AG increased its total sales by 2.8 percent and achieved sales of more than 400 million euros for the first time.


Turkey: organic fair Ekoloji takes place in Izmir

International_EN, International_en

14.03.2018 Editor

The 9th Ekoloji Izmir fair will be held between 9th – 12th May 2018 in Izmir, on the west coast of Turkey. It is the only fair that represents Turkey both national and international in the field of certified organic products.


China´s organic market growth and 12th BioFach in Shanghai

International_EN, International_en

13.03.2018 Editor

The Chinese organic market is the 4th biggest worldwide. This year the 12th edition of BioFach China will be held from May 24 to 26, 2018 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.


USA: Amazon is pushing organic

International_EN, International_en

13.03.2018 Editor

Step by step, the online trader is widening its presence in the American organic market. The Whole Foods range 365 Every Day Value is playing a big part in this expansion.


BASF in exclusive talks with Bayer to acquire vegetable seeds business

International_EN, International_en

08.03.2018 Editor

The German based chemical corporation BASF is in exclusive talks to acquire Bayer’s entire vegetable seeds business, operating under the global trademark Nunhems®. Bayer intends to divest this business in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.


USA: General Mills supports transition into organic farmland

International_EN, International_en

08.03.2018 Editor

General Mills announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Gunsmoke Farms LLC in South Dakota to convert 34,000 acres (almost 14,000 ha) of conventional farmland to certified organic land by 2020.


BioFach 2018: Trends, new products and the „Next Generation“

International_EN, International_en

06.03.2018 Editor

The demand for organic products in Germany continues unabated. However, in which areas is organic food booming particularly and what trends are to be expected in the near future? In a review of BioFach, we have summarised and discussed the role of the next generation in specialist trade as well as the question of how innovative products from young companies can find their way onto the shelves of specialist retailers. Please also watch our BioFach video review with many interviews on the topic of the next generation.


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