Know How, Research07.11.2017 Editor
From 19th – 21st February 2018, the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing (Ecofruit) will take place at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. Among others organized by Foeko e.V., Ecofruit aims at bringing together European researchers and consultants working on topics related to organic fruit growing.
Know How, Statistics07.11.2017 Leo Frühschütz
In 2016, organically managed land in Germany grew by around 162,000 hectares to 1.25 million hectares, which equates to a rise of almost 15% compared with 2015. This growth is divided equally between pasture and arable land. The federal states of Saxony and Bavaria saw the greatest expansion. The biggest areas of organically managed land as a proportion of the total agricultural land were to be found in the federal states of Saarland, Hesse and Brandenburg. Lower Saxony had the smallest share of organic land (3.4%).
Know How, Know How01.11.2017 Editor
The new electronic certification system called TRACES (Trade Control & Export System), which has been operated in the EU since April 2017, is now compulsory.
Know How, Studies23.10.2017 Editor
The international market research Markets & Markets says in a recent study that the global market for organic fruits and vegetables is projected to reach USD 62.97 Billion by 2020.
Know How, Food Quality17.10.2017 Editor
Recently, researchers have discovered glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream samples from the US as well as the European countries Germany, France, UK and the Netherlands. Up to 1,23 nanogram glyphosate per milliliter were detected in 13 of 14 samples.
Know How, Regional Marketing01.09.2017 Editor
After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign today. The campaign aims at reaching as many people as possible via producers, press and social media in order to support growth of the organic market as well as to make consumers understand the difference organic makes compared to conventional products.