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BIIO: Platform for marketing Indian organic products

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The Indian organic market and in particular production have developed rapidly in recent years. For the seventh time, BioFach India together with India Organic (BIIO) brought producers and traders together. With video.

Sikkim is India´s first organic state

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02.02.2016 Editor

All of Sikkim's farmland has been certified organic under the National Programme for Organic Production NPOP regulations by the end of 2015.

Vivaness celebrates its 10th birthday

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For the tenth edition of Vivaness, the trade fair for natural and organic cosmetics, numerous highlights and surprises have been promised by the organizers. Over 200 exhibitors from around 30 countries are again expected.

Organic Uttarakhand: conference and trade fair

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01.02.2016 Editor

Organic Uttarakhand 2016, an Organic trade fair and conference will take place in Dehradun, March 10-13, 2016. It is organized by Uttarakhand Organic Commodity Board (UOCB), Govt. of Uttarakhand and International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA).

Global Food, Farming and Environmental Justice Groups to put Monsanto on trial

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15.01.2016 Editor

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto and others announced that they will put Monsanto on trial on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

BioFach 2016: the feast for out-of-home catering

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12.01.2016 Editor

BioFach, the World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food which takes place from 10 to 13 February, is the top event and t h e place to go for organic-loving professional chefs.

The United States largest organic farming conference of 2016

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11.01.2016 Editor

MOSES Organic Farming Conference, organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), is the country's largest conference about organic and sustainable agriculture.

Bio-Marché.Info has closed

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08.01.2016 Editor

The French portal Bio-Marché.Info ceased operating from the beginning of this year.

Philippines Supreme Court rules against GMO

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25.12.2015 Editor

Field trials of genetically modified (GMO) eggplant are now permanently banned in the Philippines, according to a new ruling handed down by the country’s Supreme Court.

Review of the Year 2015: Events, Developments, Trends and Numbers

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It’s been a good year for the organic industry: the turnover of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in Germany, on the European and international markets has grown continually. The area of organically farmed land and the number of organic farms have increased slightly in this Year of the Soil. Look back with us over the organic year in our review! 

Study says: steviol glycosides are biopiracy

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15.12.2015 Leo Frühschütz

Working together with organisations in Switzerland and Paraguay, the German Misereor has presented a study that demonstrates clearly that the marketing of stevia-based sweeteners is an act of biopiracy towards the Guarani Indians.

Natural and organic cosmetics in Germany: again double-digit growth in 2015

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In all probability 2015 will be the year when the natural cosmetics sector will again experience double-digit growth in turnover. That was one of the results at the 8th Natural&Organic Cosmetics Conference on 6 and 7 October in Berlin.

Nicaraguas core eco initiative fights greenwashing

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Organic farming has slowly become established in Nicaragua. But the work of eco initiatives like Finca La Esperanzita and Sano y Salvo is being jeopardized by the increasing activities of so-called sustainability initiatives. Nicaragua’s core eco initiative Finca La Esperanzita is opposing this development.


Ökotopia 35 years old – the name says it all

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Based on the title of the novel by Ernest Callenbach, the name Ökotopia came about 35 years ago. The theme of the book  is a society organized according to the tenets of environmental and social responsibility.This aim became firmly established in the corporate philosophy of this coffee and tea specialist.

Nicaragua: Managua’s Green Wave

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Ola Verde means green wave and is an organic enterprise in Managua. Carla Fjeld launched an initiative for healthy living and nutrition, and her restaurant, adjoining shop and catering have proved to be a great success.

Organic niche at Expo 2015

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The world exhibition has been running in Milan since 1 May and will continue until 31 October. This mega-event is dominated by the giants in the agricultural and food industry. But anyone interested enough to search will find the initiatives and events that demonstrate a different approach and alternatives.

Supporting projects in developing and emerging countries

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12.08.2015 Kai Kreuzer

Launching a project abroad is often no easy undertaking. Facing this challenge are mainly companies that want to start, for example, a cropping and processing project in countries outside Europe.

Crowdfunding: money via the internet

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According to a current study by Ernst & Young and the Center for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge, crowdfunding and other alternative methods of financing are booming in Europe.

Sustainable Foods Summit: Last Chance to Register

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26.05.2015 Redaktion

Taking place in Amsterdam on 4-5 June, the Sustainable Foods Summit will highlight major sustainability developments in the food industry. 

Topics include packaging innovations, superfood ingredients, building local markets, sustainable sourcing, raw foods, distribution hurdles, green marketing communications, traceability and packaging waste.

Ukraine: 5th International Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia Conference

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26.05.2015 Kai Kreuzer

The 5th International Conference on the Development of the Organic Sector in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries is considered by the participants and organizers to have been a great success.

TIPI: Global Organic Innovation Platform

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19.05.2015 Kai Kreuzer

Global and European organic technology platforms present their visions and strategies for organic food and farming research on Science Day, held on February 13, 2015 at the global organic fair BioFach in Nürnberg. The Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI) discussed the second draft of its vision and strategy for organic farming research and in particular its action plan.

Egesun focuses on its own raw materials projects

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The Morgenland brand has been established in the wholefood trade for more than 30 years and offers a comprehensive range of nuts, dried fruit, conserves and coconut products. In Sri Lanka, a group of organic traders were able to see for themselves how cropping and processing are organized.

Nepal: OneWorld Initiative helping on the ground

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The Demeter initiative OneWorld,  Nepali Gardens brand, has been active in Nepal since 1998. OneWorld is appealing for donations to help the farmers and people in the vicinity of the project.

Sustainable Foods Summit: Distribution Key to Success of Green Brands

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29.04.2015 Redaktion

Green brands need to focus on distribution if they are to widen appeal of sustainable products. Organic Monitor finds the most successful green brands are those who have expanded distribution into mainstream channels.

Nature´s Secrets: Sri Lankan Natural Cosmetics

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The Sri Lankan Company Nature's Beauty Creations (NBC) with its natural cosmetics brand Nature's Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka. NBC has its own medicinal plant garden and Plant Research Centre on the west coast of Sri Lanka. 

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