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Goa Organic

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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,

Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

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10.03.2017 Editor

Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory – the manufacture of natural cosmetics – and it presented the Birkenstock Natural Care range at Vivaness.

Weleda: stable sales in 2016

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09.03.2017 Editor

For last year Weleda AG has reported consolidated provisional; turnover of 389.6 million euros. This stable year-end result is down to its sales of natural cosmetics.

Business Delegation to the Chinese Organic Market

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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.

Vivaness review: markets, brands and a lot of innovations

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Vivaness, that was held parallel to BioFach in Nuremberg, is increasingly the international location for the natural cosmetics scene.The markets for natural cosmetics are developing dynamically, both in Germany and worldwide. At the trade fair you could see interesting concepts, new brands and start-ups. The German market was not able to maintain the speed with which it had been growing, but the percentage growth in sales is still significantly higher than that of the total cosmetics market.

Naturland includes irrigation in its guidelines

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06.03.2017 Editor

Naturland has incorporated standards for the sustainable use of water for irrigation in its guidelines for producers. The specific guideline imposes specials requirements on farms that irrigate in dry areas.

Eosta CEO: “Not profit at any price!”

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03.03.2017 Editor

A recent pilot study on the true cost of food underlines that a conventional economic system does not pay in the long term, as it destroys the natural resources that we need to live. Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta, has called upon the major food companies to question the economic system, with its pursuit of short-term profits, and finally adopt a sustainable approach.

Congress: Global Peasants Rights

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02.03.2017 Editor

The German “Haus der Bauern” foundation will organise an international congress on the issue of “peasants’ rights” from 7-10 March 2017.

US organic tea & coffee market with double digit growth

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01.03.2017 Editor

According to a TechSci Research report, "United States Organic Tea & Coffee Market the market of organic tea & coffee in the United States is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during 2017-2022.

BioFach review: exhibition halls full – exhibitors delighted

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Again a  record number of visitors and a sharp increase in the number of exhibitors. NürnbergMesse, represented by Petra Wolf and Danila Brunner, was absolutely delighted with the four days of  BioFach and Vivaness. Danila Brunner said that in order to provide even better facilities for exhibitors and visitors Halls 4A and 8 as well will be made available next year. On the last day of the fair you could also hear the positive views of many exhibitors expressing positive opinions about the trade fair.

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

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23.02.2017 Editor

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February. The report reveals that the UK organic market is now in its fifth year of growth and worth £2.09 billion. Total sales of organic increased by 7.1%. 

Naturland is growing both in Germany and abroad

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22.02.2017 Editor

For the second year running, the German based international working organic association Naturland has been able to record significant increases both in the number of its member farms and in the area cultivated.

BioFach and Vivaness: Over 50,000 visitors!

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20.02.2017 Editor

The 50,000 mark has been cracked for the first time. This was announced by NürnbergMesse at the end of the four-day meeting of the international organic industry BioFach and VIvaness. The trade visitors came from 134 countries.

Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

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10.02.2017 Editor

The Dublin based Research and Markets has announced in their “Global Organic Personal Care Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025” report that the global growth in the sector continues.

Organic Farming Innovation Award: call for applications

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08.02.2017 Editor

From now on to 31 March 2017 applications for the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA) can be sent to IFOAM Organics International. The award ceremony will be held at the 19th Organic World Congress in November 2017 in New Delhi.

Vivaness: the event for natural beauty professionals

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The natural and organic cosmetics industry is booming and has enjoyed continuous growth in popularity across the globe for many years now. The demand for products is high all over the world and the market is characterised by dynamic progress. Germany is the leading market in Europe natural and organic cosmetics. Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, which takes place from 15 to 18 February at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the place where trends and innovations are presented by roughly 250 international exhibitors. The stage programme and the Vivaness congress complete the event and makes it a meeting place for the cosmetics sector.  

China Day at Biofach in Nuremberg

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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.

EU: “Ban Glyphosate” European Citizens' Initiative registered

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17.01.2017 Editor

The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) "Ban Glyphosate EU" will be formally registered on 25 January by the European Commission. With this registration a one-year process of collection of at least 1 million signatures will start.

International Green Week: Global Forum and Organic Hall

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13.01.2017 Editor

Organic produce is enjoying a boom, and this is also evident at the International Green Week Berlin 2017. The 82nd International Green Week will take place from  20 - 29 January 2017.

Organic Monitor: predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

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12.01.2017 Editor

The London based market researcher Organic Monitor is giving its predictions how the sustainable foods sector will develop in 2017 by categories like organic food, eco-labels, sustainable sourcing, traceability etc.

Organic vs. local produce: Fruit importer Eosta argues for an informed purchasing decision

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29.12.2016 Editor

Customers now prefer locally grown produce. Volkert Engelsman, managing director of Eosta, an international distributor of organic fruit and vegetables, advocates a differentiated approach to locally grown produce, as well as greater transparency.

Review of the year 2016

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Not an easy year - politically as well as for the organic industry. Although turnover is still growing political developments as in the UK, in Turkey and the US will all impact on to the organic sector. The worldwide organic movement is working on new ideas and is fighting very hard against GMO and pesticides. Looking back over the organic year, we are summarising important events, market data, developments, trends and reports from Europe and across the world. Please join us for our review! Many more themes are available in our archive and on YouTube  and Twitter.

Japan: Organic Lifestyle Expo with 190 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors

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27.12.2016 Editor

The 1st Organic Lifestyle Expo/OLE organized by Organic Forum Japan was held on November 18th and 19th. The expo was a lively and very successful event and the largest of its kind held in Japan this year.

Equivalence between China and New Zealand

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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

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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.

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