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USA: USDA to ban meat and dairy names for plant-based products?

Manufactures, Manufacturers

21.06.2018 Editor

The American meat and dairy industry requires the vegan food industry to stop using product names derived from animal food like ‘fillet’, ‘sausage’, ‘milk’ and ‘cheese’.


Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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.


USA: OTA starts pilot project to prevent and detect fraud

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.06.2018 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. 


Ukraine: Positive development of the organic sector

Manufactures, Manufacturers

12.06.2018 Karin Heinze

Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister on European Integration at the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, and Natalie Prokopchuk, Project Manager of the SECO-FiBL Project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine", share the same opinion: “The organic market in Ukraine is constantly developing.” According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the country has 42.7 million hectares of agricultural land and 289,551 ha are cultivated organically. Due to the geographical location, widespread fertile black soils and proximity to potential international buyers, the country has favourable conditions to expand organic agriculture, says an official report of the Ministry.


Germany: Glyphosate study "tree bark"

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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.


Nature Bio Foods setting up subsidaries in USA and the Netherlands

Manufactures, Manufacturers

28.05.2018 Editor

Haryana-headquartered organic and fairtrade company, Nature Bio-Foods (NBFL) Limited, which contributes 10% to India’s per year, has announced the launch of two international wholly owned subsidiaries.


India-produced organic shrimp will cater for EU market

Manufactures, Manufacturers

25.05.2018 Editor

During the India International Seafood Show held in Goa in January 2018, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with M/s Coop Cooperative, Switzerland, for the development of organic aquaculture in India with an objective to tap the growing EU market for organic marine products.


USA: UW-Madison, Organic Valley celebrate longstanding partnership with endowed award

Manufactures, Manufacturers

16.05.2018 Editor

Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honors pioneer and leader in organic dairy with an endowed award.


Swedish Midsona acquires the German company Davert

Manufactures, Manufacturers

04.05.2018 Editor

Midsona has own  strong brands within healthfoods, personal care and hygiene holds a leading position in the Nordic organic market. The acquisition strengthens Midsona’s presence in the attractive organic foodsegment. Davert’s premium brand and product portfolio are highly complementary to Midsona’s existing organic brands.


Bengt Anker of Oatly: “I feel like an ambassador for the organic sector”

Manufactures, Manufacturers

02.05.2018 Katrin Muhl

Bengt Anker, co-founder of Oatly, the Swedish brand for oat milk alternatives, has recently retired. As Sales Manager, he made significant contributions to the success of the company, which now, almost 30 years from its establishment, sells its products throughout Europe. Anker spoke to organic-market.info about his retirement, which he considers an “extended holiday period”.


Australia: Organic producers threatened by proposed new import rules for seeds

Manufactures, Manufacturers

12.04.2018 Editor

Lately, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has proposed a compulsory treatment of seeds from crops like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and rocket with fungicides when they enter Australia to work against the increasing threat posed by seed-borne pathogens. The proposal follows the department’s introduction of mandatory fungicide treatments for some melons earlier this year.


France: Record organic area and turnover

Manufactures, Manufacturers

28.03.2018 Editor

With an increase of 15% over the previous year, France's organic land area grew to 1.77 million hectares. Sales rose to 8 billion euros. This is recently estimated by the organisation Agence Bio.


E-commerce and natural cosmetics: challenge and opportunity

Manufactures, Manufacturers

20.03.2018 Karin Heinze

Ramon Stroink is Managing Director of the natural and organic cosmetics division at Weleda for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also on the advisory board of Vivaness and the German industry association for cosmetics, detergents and cleaners IKW. We talked to him about the development of the natural and organic cosmetics market in the German-speaking area and the growing challenge of digitization and its opportunities.


Vivaness: winners of the Best New Product Award

Manufactures, Manufacturers

16.03.2018 Editor

Vivaness was once again the international meeting place for the natural cosmetics industry. The fair hosted to 50,200 trade visitors from 134 countries. The Vivaness had 182 new products at the Vivaness Novelty Stand.


BASF in exclusive talks with Bayer to acquire vegetable seeds business

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.03.2018 Editor

The German based chemical corporation BASF is in exclusive talks to acquire Bayer’s entire vegetable seeds business, operating under the global trademark Nunhems®. Bayer intends to divest this business in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.


USA: General Mills supports transition into organic farmland

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.03.2018 Editor

General Mills announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Gunsmoke Farms LLC in South Dakota to convert 34,000 acres (almost 14,000 ha) of conventional farmland to certified organic land by 2020.


BioFach 2018: Trends, new products and the „Next Generation“

Manufactures, Manufacturers

06.03.2018 Editor

The demand for organic products in Germany continues unabated. However, in which areas is organic food booming particularly and what trends are to be expected in the near future? In a review of BioFach, we have summarised and discussed the role of the next generation in specialist trade as well as the question of how innovative products from young companies can find their way onto the shelves of specialist retailers. Please also watch our BioFach video review with many interviews on the topic of the next generation.


Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach

Manufactures, Manufacturers

02.03.2018 Editor

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with theForeign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries.

 


Regarding online trade as an opportunity

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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.


European organic market grows to over 33 billion euros

Manufactures, Manufacturers

20.02.2018 Editor

The European Union is the world's second largest single market for organic products after the United States.In 2016, organic retail sales in Europe rose by 11.4 percent to 33.5 billion euros, while organic sales in the EU member states significantly exceeded the 30 billion euro mark and reached 30.7 billion euros. The figures were traditionally compiled by the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) and partners and presented at the Biofach.


Dennree: 5% sales plus in 2017 to 974 million euros

Manufactures, Manufacturers

19.02.2018 Editor

The German Dennree group closed the financial year 2017 with sales of 974 million euros. As specifically forecast, the company was able to increase its sales by a further 5% compared with the previous year.


Dutch vegan start up Charly´s All is Fair

Manufactures, Manufacturers

13.02.2018 Editor

The Dutch start up entrepreneur Charlotte zum Vörde Sive Vörding with her brand Charly´s All is Fair presented her ideas and the company at the IFOAM EU Procssing Congress in Zwolle, Netherlands.


Arla Foods on acquisition tour

Manufactures, Manufacturers

13.02.2018 Editor

Arla Foods the world’s largest producer of organic dairy productswill acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, UK and announced new partnership with Britain’s leading organic dairy brand.


Germany: Ecofinia wraps chocolate brand Vivani in eco packaging

Manufactures, Manufacturers

09.02.2018 Editor

The Germany based chocolate firm Ecofinia with its brand Vivani presents a relaunched packaging. Its is not only ecological but also artistic.

 


Ukrainian National Pavilion at BioFach

Manufactures, Manufacturers

07.02.2018 Editor

In the organic sector of Ukraine one can observe qualitative transformations, in particular, the number of companies which offer processed products is growing. The Ukrainian National Pavilion will be presented at BIOFACH for the 5th time.


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