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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.


Germany: upswing in Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector

Manufactures, Manufacturers

25.01.2018 Daniela Nickel

With around 150,000 hectares of ecologically managed land, Berlin-Brandenburg is one of Germany's most important regions for organic farming. The importance of the metropolitan region continued to grow in 2017, as evidenced by the sales curve of the Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector.


Nature Bio Foods India: Organic plus Fairtrade

Manufactures, Manufacturers

09.01.2018 Editor

Nature Bio-Foods Ltd (NBF), a pioneer in organic food grains since 1997, has taken great initiative to bring sustainability to small and marginal farms through organic agriculture production in combination with the world’s highest ethical standards from Faitrade International, Germany and their FLO-Cert Fairtrade standard. It has been promoting organic agriculture in India for the last 20 years and placed India on the international list of leading standard organic food and ingredients suppliers in line with countries like Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Middle Eastern countries. Watch the video interview with Nature Bio Foods CEO Tapan Ray.


Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Manufactures, Manufacturers

28.12.2017 Editor

There are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, but only a few apparel brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity. This phenomenon is what C&A Foundation has identified as the “Implementation Gap”.


USA: Campbell completed acquisition of Pacific Foods

Manufactures, Manufacturers

22.12.2017 Editor

According to Campbell Soup Company (CPB) the acquisition of Pacific Foods of Oregon (Pacific Foods) for $700 million in cash, is now completed. This was announced last week.


IFOAM EU Conference: Digital opportunities for organic processors

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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
."

 


USA: Natural Cosmetics Masterclass focuses on food ingredients

Manufactures, Manufacturers

15.12.2017 Editor

Taking place in San Francisco on 1st February, this new Natural Cosmetics Masterclass will discuss the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products.


Iris Bio – Passion for Pasta

Manufactures, Manufacturers

12.12.2017 Karin Heinze

The mission is: Working for our planet. And to produce the best organic pasta from grains supplied by organic farmers from all over Italy, who belong to the cooperative Astra Bio. For 40 years now, organic pioneer Maurizio Gritta is the driving force behind the company. Convinced by the idea that there is an alternative to the common economic model, he has established the Italian company. Now, he plans to bring the brand Iris Bio to the German specialist trade’s shelves. Watch the Video.


Closing Report: Organic Lifestyle EXPO 2017

Manufactures, Manufacturers

06.12.2017 Editor

Organized by the Organic Forum Japan, the Organic Lifestyle Expo (OLE) with the theme “Toward the realization of SDGs for sustainable development and promoting Organic 3.0” was held on 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Tokyo International Forum in central Tokyo.


5th Organic Processing Conference: final program online

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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"

Manufactures, Manufacturers

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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