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Sustainable Foods Summit Europe: impacts, ingredients, green marketing

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21.03.2018 Editor

The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in Amsterdam on 7-8th June 2018. The summit comprises four conference sessions.

Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

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20.03.2018 Editor

The Natural Cosmetics Conference attracts more people each year.The international cosmetics market is undergoing changes. Natural & organic cosmetics are continuing to be a growth driver and, thanks to continuing demand, a popular market segment. But the change is also bringing on a redefinition. 

GMO: EU General Court strengthens the precautionary principle

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20.03.2018 Editor

Last week the General Court of the European Union confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically engineered plants.

Global study: neonicotinoids found in 75% of honey

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19.03.2018 Editor

As the US based research institute Organic Center reported that almost 200 honey samples from across the globe contain a dangerous concentration of neonicotinoids.

Italy: Tutto Bio directory released

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19.03.2018 Editor

This year is dedicated to Italian food by the Ministries of Agriculture and Cultural Heritage. Therefore Tutto Bio in its 24th edition chose as its theme innovation, the driving force of organic, food and non-food products.

OPTA: How to achieve 100% organic until 2050?

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09.03.2018 Editor

The Organic Processing and Trade Association Europe (OPTA) discussed at Biofach about the question how a complete transformation of food and farming towards the organic standards can be achieved in the coming decades.

Genome editing: Legal expert criticises opinion of Attorney General of the EuCJ

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05.03.2018 Editor

On 18 January, the Attorney General of the EU Court of Justice (EuCJ) published his position on whether or not so-called genome editing must be regulated under current EU GMO legislation. On behalf of Testbiotech, expert Professor Ludwig Kraemer has analysed the position and says that there is no doubt that the new methods of genetic engineering must be regulated under the current EU Directive 2001/18.

Breeding: Organic right from the start

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01.03.2018 Editor

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Regarding online trade as an opportunity

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28.02.2018 Editor

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach.

USA: Distribution moving towards online retailing

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17.02.2018 Editor

Every large food retailer in North America and Europe is now marketing organic foods under their private labels. The next spurt of growth is envisaged to come from mobile apps linked to delivery services.

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

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12.02.2018 Karin Heinze

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too. Cosmetics are already among the most common products purchased online and German consumers are particularly willing to buy them compared to consumers in other European countries. This is one of a number of aspects that will be under the spotlight when the natural and organic cosmetics industry meets in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February for VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care.

EU Organic Regulation: news, challenges and chances

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06.02.2018 Karin Heinze

After endless discussions and lobby work of organic associations and stakeholders the new EU Organic Regulation is now a fact and has reached the second phase. On this stage, in a common process, the responsible EU-institution and organic sector representatives adapt details of the regulation and inconsistencies in order to makes the new rules beneficial for the value chain and for consumers. A panel at the IFOAOM EU Processing Conference discussed challenges and opportunities together with the Nicolas Verlet, new Head of the Organic Unit of DG Agri, EU Commission. Watch the video.

SOLMACC: new brochure and BioFach seminar

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01.02.2018 Editor

Some wider benefits such as greater resilience to water stress or higher water holding capacity of the soil are not always easily noticed in farmers' daily work, however they can be observed long-term. In 2017, many SOLMACC farmers had seen a good harvest compared to their previous yields, but also compared to other farms in their region.

OK-Net EcoFeed launched

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29.01.2018 Editor

A new project – OK-Net EcoFeed – aimed at helping organic pig and poultry farmers in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed was launched by partners from many European countries last week.

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

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19.01.2018 Editor

In line with Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods Market, a new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence. The research, training and consulting company predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps.

BioFach and Vivaness Congress offers more than 120 sessions

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16.01.2018 Editor

In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018. This is when BioFach, the world’s leading fair for organic food and Vivaness, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will again open their doors to an expected 50,000 and more trade visitors. The BioFach and Vivaness congresses combined represent the No. 1 knowledge transfer and networking event for the organic sector.

IFOAM EU 5th Organic Processing Conference: last days of registration

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10.01.2018 Editor

Next week, on the 16th and 17th January 2018, the 5th Organic Processing Conference “Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors” organized by IFOAM EU will gather stakeholders and representatives of the organic sector in Zwolle, Netherlands.

The European Glyphosate battle

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08.01.2018 Editor

The European permit for the world's best-selling herbicide glyphosate was set to expire in December 2017. The EU Commission´s proposal to renew it for another 15 years caused a storm of protest. In a review of the last year the Monsanto Tribunal organisation reports about this European battle.

Monsanto Tribunal: review 2017

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05.01.2018 Editor

2017 has been the year of a great and ever growing opposition to Monsanto and the poison companies that try to control our food system. The legal opinion of the Monsanto Tribunal was a highlight, says the Tribunal newsletter in its review.

Singapore: First Sustainable Foods Summit Asia-Pacific successful

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04.01.2018 Editor

The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry. Discussions centered on sustainability developments, organic market potential, health impacts, and food ingredients.

IFOAM EU Conference: Digital opportunities for organic processors

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21.12.2017 Editor

The 5th Organic Processing Conference
 in Zwolle/Netherlands on 16th and 17th January 2018 will have the theme "Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors


Mintel: key trends for 2018

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20.12.2017 Editor

Mintel has identified five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2018. They include transparency, traceability, self-care, and scientifically engineered ingredients.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe: Major Outcomes

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12.12.2017 Editor

About 140 senior executives from the beauty industry convened in Paris for the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit last month. Discussions over the three days centered on green formulations, sustainable sourcing, social impacts, and sustainable fragrances.

5th Organic Processing Conference: final program online

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05.12.2017 Editor

The program of the 5th Organic Processing Conference „Improving Organic: Making it happen - Digital opportunities for organic processors“ taking place on 16-17 January 2018 in Zwolle, The Netherlands, is now final.

BioFach 2018: the "next organic generation"

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04.12.2017 Editor

According to the motto "Next Generation", the world’s leading trade fair for organic food products BioFach in Nuremberg opens its doors from 14th – 17th February 2018 for professional visitors working in the organic sector.

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