International_EN, Austria10.07.2018 Editor
A 100% supply of Austria with domestic, organically produced food is possible. This is the result of a new study carried out by the Centre for Global Change at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). By the study, the authors show the economic advantages and positive consequences for health and the environment. The study was presented by the initiative Mother Earth as well as Greenpeace as part of the key subject 2018 “Look where your food comes from!”
International_EN, Austria16.04.2018 Editor
Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years.
International_EN, Austria20.03.2018 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, Austria18.01.2018 Editor
Last year again, the environmental organisation Greenpeace examined the range of the nine largest Austrian supermarkets. By the end of 2017, Merkur was voted "Supermarket of the Year" for the second time in a row.
International_EN, Austria19.07.2017 Editor
The Austrian organic association Bio Austria is calling for a 60% share of organics in catering by 2025. The proportion of organic food in the offer of the catering sector is at present about 30 %.
International_EN, Austria14.07.2017 Editor
In the financial year 2016/2017, the Austrian organic firm Sonnentor recorded an outstanding increase in sales of around 12 % and total turnover of 40.2 million euros.
International_EN, Austria02.06.2017 Editor
Austria is among the top 5 Fairtrade countries worldwide. 92 percent of the population know what the Fairtrade organisation does, 41 percent buy products carrying its label regularly and 81 percent at least occasionally.
International_EN, Austria26.05.2017 Editor
The name is the same, the container is the same, but the contents are different. On the market in Austria is a new version of the herbicide Roundup. An article in GMWatch (gmwatch.org) explains the arrival of this vinegar-based product.
International_EN, Austria20.05.2017 Redaktion
The local daily paper, the Tyroler Tageszeitung, reported recently that in 2016 the organic brand Bio vom Berg (Organic from the Mountains) generated sales worth 8.7 million euros, a sharp rise compared with the previous year.
International_EN, Austria09.05.2017 Kai Kreuzer
A municipality in the Italian province of South Tyrol dispenses with all pesticides. The governor of the province objects and senses it could set a precedent. But many people are supporting the pesticide opponents of Mals.
International_EN, Austria11.04.2017 Kai Kreuzer
Sonnentor and Zotter are two Austrian wholefood manufacturers that have made a name for themselves at home and abroad and it's quite possible there will be others too, because the number of organic manufacturers in Austria is growing continuously as the organic share in total food sales rises.
International_EN, Austria14.03.2017 Editor
According to the organic association Bio Austria, there is huge potential for organic food in the gastronomy and catering sectors.
International_EN, Austria10.03.2017 Editor
Austria is continuing to play a pioneer role in Europe in terms of organic. The new target is organic management of 30% of its agricultural land by 2025.
International_EN, Austria22.11.2016 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, Austria03.11.2016 Editor
The organic food range of the leading German drugstore dm continues to grow and has now reached around 1000 articles. This was announced by the company based in Karlsruhe at its annual press conference.
International_EN, Austria26.10.2016 Editor
The three year project OASI was founded by the EU and aims to support Armenian organic agriculture. The project has a budget of 3.3 million Euros. A big part of the project's support will go directly to Armenian producers and processors.
International_EN, Austria15.09.2016 Editor
The vegan supermarket chain Veganz is cooperating with the food retailer Spar. According to a press report, up to 40 Veganz brand vegan products will be available from now on across the whole of Austria.
International_EN, Austria24.02.2015 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, Austria30.07.2013 Redaktion
Since the beginning of 2013, Sonnentor has been offering the specialist retail trade a partner shop programme.
International_EN, Austria18.03.2013 Redaktion
The European Parliament unfortunately failed to vote for a fair and sustainable CAP
International_EN, Austria04.10.2012 Redaktion
The organic markets in Europa picked up speed again.
International_EN, Austria17.09.2012 Redaktion
The Austrian tea and herb specialist is outstanding in terms of sustainability.
International_EN, Austria27.08.2012 Redaktion
The Austrian capital is very popular as a place to shop
International_EN, Austria20.08.2012 Redaktion
On average, the Austrians spend 120 euros a year on organic food
International_EN, Austria13.08.2012 Redaktion
The company is planning to increase the presence of its brands in Germany and France