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India: organic fraud

International_EN, Asia

03.05.2017 Editor

An article in the Telegraph, Calcutta (www.telegraphindia.com), draws attention to the issue of organic fraud in the domestic market in India.


Indian organic food sector: Promising investment destination

International_EN, Asia

02.05.2017 Editor

Until recently, India’s organic food industry has relied, to an extent, on export demand issuing from overseas markets such as the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle East. But now the domestic market, previously branded as niche, is finally taking wings


Both rich and poor embrace organic in Maharashtra’s Pune

International_EN, Asia

25.04.2017 Editor

Customers from all walks of life queue up at the farmers’ markets selling organic fresh produce. (Article first published in Pure & Eco India).

 


BioFach China: Denmark is Country of the Year

International_EN, Asia

19.04.2017 Editor

From 25 to 27 May everything in the Shanghai World Expo Convention Center (SWEECC) will once again revolve round the organic theme.


India: Kolkata's first organic restaurant

International_EN, Asia

15.04.2017 Editor

India's Economic Times reported recently that the West Bengal government has set up its own organic restaurant in Kolkata's eco park.

 


Qatar: organics on the increase

International_EN, Asia

13.04.2017 Editor

In Quatar, rising demand for organics means expansion of organic agriculture, higher local production.


India: experience of one year Organic Sikkim

International_EN, Asia

12.04.2017 Editor

A recent article in the Huffington Post an Indian journalist focused on Sikkim and the development of its agriculture. Sikkim, declared the cleanest state in India, has the distinction, after a conversion process lasting 13 years, of being 100% organic.


Goa Organic

International_EN, Asia

04.04.2017 Editor

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community. Its golden beaches, verdant landscape, and languid pace serve as a befitting backdrop to the many organic and eco friendly enterprises that are being promoted by residents—mostly expats. From organic restaurants to organic textile boutiques, organic groceries and even an organic urban farming initiative, the state has plenty to offer on the organic spectrum. First published in Pure & Eco India,


After Excessive Pesticide Use Kerala Goes Organic

International_EN, Asia

30.03.2017 Editor

The New Indian Express reports that almost a year-and-a-half ago the state of Kerala in India finally recognised the dangers associated with the excessive use of pesticides.


Japan: new Fukushimaya tasting market in Tokyo

International_EN, Asia

30.03.2017 Editor

When the only supermarket near Akihabara station closed in August last year, many people said that they would like to see another store in that location. On 20 December 2016 their wish became reality.


Business Delegation to the Chinese Organic Market

International_EN, Asia

07.03.2017 Editor

Biofach China 2017 will be held in Shanghai from May 25 - 27, 2017. NürnbergMesse China has arranged a business delegation to support interested delegates with valuable information about the Chinese organic market.


Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

International_EN, Asia

28.02.2017 Karin Heinze

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea. Today, tea still determines the work and lives of the people in the towns and villages in the mountains of West-Bengal on the border with Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. But now, contemporary approaches to tea cropping are called for. Organic, fairtrade and sustainability are for the company Tea Promoters India just some of the strategies for taking Darjeeling forward to an organic future (video).


Korea: controversial discussion on new GMO rules

International_EN, Asia

24.02.2017 Editor

As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of February. The rules are revised by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.


China Day at Biofach in Nuremberg

International_EN, Asia

26.01.2017 Editor

Under the motto "Organic 3.0. in China" the China Day takes place during the BioFach in Nuremberg on Thursday, February 16, from 9:30 to 12:30 in NCC West, Room Venedig.


India: e-commerce with organics is well underway

International_EN, Asia

17.01.2017 Karin Heinze

In 2016 India had about 160 million online shoppers. According to a study by US market research company eMarketer, they generated turnover of the equivalent of more than 23 billion US dollars. Compared with 2015 that was a rise of almost 76%. Forecasts of double-digit growth by 2020 show the potential that online trade offers in this emerging country. Many online retailers have invested in selling organic products, natural cosmetics and natural textiles and their businesses has proved to be successful. Two examples are OrganicShop and BigBasket.


India: promising development of the domestic market

International_EN, Asia

10.01.2017 Karin Heinze

The positive development on the Indian domestic market and the continuing professionalisation of companies were apparent  once again at BioFach India / India Organic. The trade fair brought together 177 exhibitors and over 3,700 visitors. Many companies are no longer relying just on exporting but are now happy to turn their attention to the promising home market. Market actors are convinced the domestic market will continue to grow rapidly. The reasons are the expanding middle class and the increasing awareness of health. Watch the video interviews


Organic cotton from India designed in New York

International_EN, Asia

05.01.2017 Karin Heinze

The organic enterprise Suminter India Organics® runs a fair trade organic cotton project with 5,500 farmers in the state of Gujarat, India. The cotton is the raw material for Satva Atheleisurewear - watch the video interview. 


China: Heilongjiang province bans GMOs

International_EN, Asia

02.01.2017 Editor

According to several sources China´s top grain producing province Heilongjiang has decided in December to prohibit to grow GMO crops. The regulation will become effective on May 1,2017.


ChemChina further extended takeover offer to Syngenta

International_EN, Asia

29.12.2016 Editor

The absence of regulatory approvals has forced the Chinese chemical company ChemChina to extend its takeover offer to the Swiss seed and crop protection company Syngenta once more.


Equivalence between China and New Zealand

International_EN, Asia

16.12.2016 Editor

China and New Zealand have concluded an historic equivalence agreement. The countries agreed to recognize each other's certified organic products as such. This means that a Chinese certificate is valid in New Zealand and vice versa.


BioFach China 2016 show report released

International_EN, Asia

12.12.2016 Editor

16,546 visitors from all over the world came together with 337 exhibitors at the Shanghai World Expo Convention Center (SWEECC), for the tenth Biofach China. The next event will take place on May 25 – 27 at the same venue.


Bangladesh: first national GOTS seminar highly successful

International_EN, Asia

05.12.2016 Editor

Participants from whole organic textile supply chain deliberated on the business case for sustainability with organic textiles. Brands committed to increase their share of GOTS certified textiles.


China: e-commerce and cross-border model are on the rise

International_EN, Asia

22.11.2016 Editor

With rising demand for foreign products and a fast growing e-commerce sector new platforms for cross-border consumption are growing dynamically. The government is pushing the trend.


Food knowledge in danger of extinction

International_EN, Asia

18.11.2016 Editor

To Chinese the food culture is crucial. It has existed for centuries and has an important place in their daily life. Nevertheless Chinese have never taken a real interest into the origin of their food.


Criticism of Thailand's organic control

International_EN, Asia

17.11.2016 Editor

The Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) of the EU audited a control organisation authorised to control organic imports from Thailand into the EU - and it was very critical of its work.


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