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Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

Know How, Food Quality

18.06.2018 Editor

Tin cans are usually coated – contaminants in this layer can theoretically pass into the food inside the can. German food controllers (of CVUA-MEL) have now pointed out a pollutant that previously was not the focus of attention: Cyclo-di-BADGE (CdB). It can also be a problem for organic producers, as they do not use any other cans than their conventional colleagues.


EU: New regulation reduces use of antibiotics

Know How, Know How

14.06.2018 Editor

According to the new regualtion farmers in the EU are to document the use of antimicrobial drugs in their animals.


Leopoldina: Experts’ discussion paper calls for sustainable plant protection

Know How, Research

11.06.2018 Editor

Recently, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina published the discussion paper “The Silent Spring – On the need for sustainable plant protection”, written by a group of experts including Prof Andreas Schäffer of RWTH Aachen University and Prof Juliane Filser of Bremen University among further authors.


OTA: US organic market worth $49.4 bn

Know How, Statistics

05.06.2018 Editor

Recently, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) released its annual Organic Industry Survey 2017. As the study shows, the number of organic products purchased in the USA increased again – up to 6.4% within last year. Further, the OTA revealed that the American organic market is growing six times as fast as the market as a whole.


Germany: Glyphosate study "tree bark"

Know How, Studies

04.06.2018 Editor

An alliance of organic producers and traders wants to promote "agriculture suitable for the grandchildren". Experts assume that pesticides spread via the air and are quasi ubiquitous. A tree bark study on the initiative "Aktion Ackergifte? No, thank you" will prove that.


Spain: Nestlé launches organic products for the first time

Know How, Regional Marketing

31.05.2018 Redaktion

For the first time, food group Nestlé has introduced several organic products on the Spanish market. The launched products include the full range of NaturNes Bio baby food and a few organic coffee products.



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