Know How, Food Quality04.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Large quantities of organic feed continue to be delivered to the USA whose organic quality is questionable. This is the result of a report published by the Cornucopia Institute, which is closely related to the US organic movement.
Know How, Food Quality03.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
A new pest is threatening agricultural yields worldwide. Now, some scientists and manufacturers are propagating genetically modified Bt-maize as a solution to the triumphant advance of the pest. Instead, holistic strategies are needed.
Know How, Food Quality31.08.2018 Horst Fiedler
For now, Primavera has cancelled the distribution of non-alcoholic organic plant waters announced for September. Quality control results are the reason.
Know How, Food Quality04.07.2018 Editor
Ninety per cent of the planet’s cultivable varieties have already died out in the 20th century, says FAO. The French retailer Carrefour joined producers in their fight to make fruit and vegetables grown from farmers' seeds available to consumers.
Know How, Food Quality02.07.2018 Editor
Fi Global, the organiser of Health ingredients (Hi) Europe & Natural ingredients (Ni) Europe will host the Health & Nutrition Week around the show.
Know How, Food Quality18.06.2018 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.
Know How, Food Quality14.06.2018 Editor
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced the kick-off of a groundbreaking pilot project by the organic industry to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic system.
Know How, Food Quality13.06.2018 Editor
The German State Office for Food Safety and Consumer Protection in Lower Saxony (LAVES) has detected the insect venom fipronil in organic eggs from the Netherlands.
Know How, Food Quality12.06.2018 Editor
Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits. It has won the first prize in the category Sustainable Ingredient in the Sustainable Food Awards 2018 by Ecovia Intelligence.
Know How, Food Quality26.04.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The new EU Acrylamide Regulation came into force in April. The new regulation aims at a further reduction of the harmful substance, which is mainly found in fried, roasted and baked products and is considered carcinogenic in animal experiments.
Know How, Food Quality03.04.2018 Editor
As we can see from the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report by the American Department of Agriculture (USDA), the People's Republic of China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Know How, Food Quality23.03.2018 Editor
Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision. And Germany plays an inglorious role in this.
Know How, Food Quality15.02.2018 Editor
At Biofach Humus, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced. Join the presentaion today at 6 pm at Hall 4 Booth 361 – 469.
Know How, Food Quality17.01.2018 Editor
The first USDA certified organic restaurant chain The Organic Coup will open another branch in Seattle’s Columbia Tower next month and a food truck is planned for the Microsoft campus.
Know How, Food Quality01.01.2018 Editor
A report analysing 3,448 samples of British produce has found traces of pesticides on 48 per cent of them. The data was released by the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) as part of their annual report.
Know How, Food Quality21.11.2017 Editor
In October, the European Court of Justice received four prejudicial questions related to the lack of reliability of the current pesticide risk assessment of EU by the French tribunal of Foix. As the debate about glyphosate raises identical issues, this is a prevailing problematic. According to PAN Europe, there’s a chance that the safety of citizens and the environment within the EU gets improved as a result of the European Court’s answers to the questions.
Know How, Food Quality20.11.2017 Editor
At a dialogue event in Hamburg, organized by the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the consultancy a’verdis, about 60 participants learned that in Denmark, the off-trade catering market has become the most important grow engine for organic food. In line with the event’s main focus, Kenneth Højgaard, Carmen I. Calverley and Bente Sloth gave an overview of the Danish off-trade catering market.
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, Food Quality10.10.2017 Editor
The illegal cultivation of GM soya beans in Mexico poses a threat to the livelihood of the indigenous Mayan beekeepers on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexican delegation seeks supporters in Germany – visit to Naturland.
Know How, Food Quality19.09.2017 Editor
Koita’s organic long-life milk is delivered by a new service: a milkman brings the milk daily to the door of people who ordered it, reports the newspaper The National (online).
Know How, Food Quality14.09.2017 Editor
The growing market for sustainable & premium foods is bringing greater risks of food fraud. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) believes the way forward is greater transparency in supply chains, with new technologies and global alliances playing an important role.
Know How, Food Quality04.08.2017 Editor
According to the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2.9 million eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil, including organic eggs, produced on farms in Belgium and Holland arrived in Germany.
Know How, Food Quality06.07.2017 Editor
For 15 years eco monitoring has been carried out in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg in addition to the annual farm inspections by the organic control agencies. The programme is unique in Germany and Europe as a whole.
Know How, Food Quality20.06.2017 Leo Frühschütz
A Slovak trader sent 2,000 tonnes of what was assumed to be conventional wheat to Germany via Italy. Analysis of the case reveals that the organic control system works, but that things can nevertheless go wrong.
Know How, Food Quality29.05.2017 Editor
Food waste is a huge squandering of resources and money. The European Parliament is advocating financial support for donating food instead of throwing it away and wants to create greater awareness of how long food is safe to eat. The aim is to halve food waste in the EU by 2030.