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Get a .bio web address by IFOAM

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28.07.2016 Editor

In one year, from June 2015 to June 2016, .bio grew by +50%, reaching 16,000 registrations and expanding to 26 additional countries, now having registrants in a total of 102 countries, explains the IFOAM.

Sustainable Foods Summit Europe and Latin America: Major Outcomes

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25.07.2016 Editor

Some of the pressing sustainability challenges facing the food industry were debated at the recent editions of the Sustainable Foods Summit hosted in São Paulo (29-30 June) and Amsterdam (9-10 June).

Organophosphate pesticides hiding in food products

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21.07.2016 Editor

In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.

FiBL intensifies cooperation with China

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18.07.2016 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.

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

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14.07.2016 Editor

Navdanya is co-organizing the Monsanto Tribunal and a People’s Assembly for the future of food, the future of the planet from 14th-16th October 2016 at The Hague.

BioFach India: buyers program and excursions

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11.07.2016 Editor

Along with BioFach India - India Organic (BIIO) from 10 - 12 November 2016 in Delhi, again a buyer´s program and purchasing trip for organic stakeholders is offered by the International Competence Center of Organic Agriculture ICCOA.

India: ICCOA offers organic workshop on Organic Agri-preneurship

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08.07.2016 Editor

International Competence Center for Organic Agriculture ICCOA in partnership with The Green Path Organic State  announced a 3 day workshop on "Organic Agri-preneurship: Leadership – Organic Integrity – Best Practices" in Bangalore.


Natrue: Dr Mark Smith appointed as new Director General

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07.07.2016 Editor

The Board of Management of the International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association Natrue has decided to appoint Dr Mark Smith to the new Director General of Natrue from 1st July 2016 onwards.

BioFach China: Satisfied exhibitors and visitors

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06.07.2016 Editor

The 10th BioFach China hosted 337 exhibitors and counted 16,546 national and international trade visitors.

Bitter aftertaste: Oxfam study of pineapple and banana cropping

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21.06.2016 Leo Frühschütz

Conventional tropical fruit for German supermarkets is being produced under horrifying ecological and social conditions.This is the picture presented by the development organisation Oxfam in a report dealing with pineapple production in Costa Rica and banana production in Ecuador. Criticism is also directed at the Rainforest Alliance that certified several of the plantations under investigation.

IFOAM 2015 Annual Report

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16.06.2016 Editor

The title of the 2015 Annual Report, ‘Into the Future’, reflects the journey that the IFOAM is committed to with Organic 3.0 – The Next Phase of Organic Development.

Bayer&Monsanto: the next merger in the agrochemical industry is imminent

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14.06.2016 Editor

Merger mania has broken out among agrochemical corporations. Chinese ChemChina wants to buy Swiss Syngenta, Dow Chemical and DuPont want to join and Bayer has offered US$62bn for its competitor Monsanto.

China: consequences of the Syngenta acquisition

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17.05.2016 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.

BioFach America Latina - BioBrazil in Sao Paulo

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06.05.2016 Editor

From 8 to 11 June 2016, Biofach America Latina - Bio Brazil Fair will be opening its doors for the twelfth edition of the event in the Biennale Pavilion of Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo.

Biofach China celebrating 10th anniversary

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04.05.2016 Editor

From 26 to 28 May BioFach China will celebrate its anniversary at the Shanghai World Expo Convention Center (SWEECC).  Over 360 exhibitors (2015: 341) and around 16,000 visitors from all over the world are expected.

Latin American Sustainable Food Summit: Traceability, Ingredients & Waste

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22.03.2016 Editor

For the first time, a Latin American summit will tackle food losses & waste, encourage traceability in supply chains and the use of sustainable food ingredients.

Indian umbrella organization ICCOA creates market access

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The International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture ICCOA has been working as an umbrella organization for organic farming for more than ten years. The organization´s vision is not only to enable farmer to produce organic crops but also to help them find appropriate markets, both national and abroad. Two important steps have been accomplished by establishing C-SOF, the Centre for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, andSusAgri Development Private Ltd., creating market linkage for organic products sourced directly from farmers. With Video-Interviews.

Tradin Organic: new projects for sourcing organic cocoa

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07.03.2016 Editor

Since the 1980’s, Tradin Organic have been active in sourcing organic cocoa and is developing new projects each year. In 2015, some of the new origins added to the project list were Peru and Sierra Leone.

India: Organic Uttarakhand 2016

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05.03.2016 Editor

The organic trade fair and conference Organic Uttarakhand 2016 is postponed and will take place April 7-10th, 2016
at Parade Ground, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The Organic Brazil of the 21st century 

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11.02.2016 Editor

Brazil has a market in the order of R$ 2.5 billion (640 Mio.$), including exports, with the expectation of growth of 30-35% in 2016. Around 11.500 organic producers were recorded 2015.

43.7 million hectares of organic land worldwide

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The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BioFach fair in Nuremberg.

BioFach: IFOAM Science Day 2016

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08.02.2016 Editor

On February 12, 2016, the fourth Science Day will take place at BioFach, in Nuremberg, Germany. It is a joint event of TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM and TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming.

Demand for organic beverages growing

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03.02.2016 Editor

According to market intelligence company Euromonitor, the off-trade current value sales of organic beverages in the United States grew by 4% in 2014.

The feast for out-of-home catering

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02.02.2016 Editor

BioFach is t h e place to go for organic-loving professional chefs. At the special show “cook + talk”, trade visitors will learn about the latest organic products for restaurants and communal catering.

Organic Valley reached $1 billion in sales for 2015

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02.02.2016 Editor

Organic Valley’s family of businesses have reached $1 billion in sales for 2015. The cooperative increased sales from $972 million in 2014.

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