Manufactures, Manufacturers15.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The German chemicals corporation Bayer has announced the friendly take-over of its US competitor Monsanto. Bayer is paying Monsanto shareholders US$128 per share - a premium of 44 % on the quoted price.
Manufactures, Manufacturers06.09.2016 Redaktion
The Milltown Company is now searching to eradicate synthetics and chemicals out of aqua and agri feed and replace them with natural sustainable organic feed ingredients, such as macroalgae or seaweeds.
Manufactures, Manufacturers19.07.2016 Leo Frühschütz
Bio-Markt.Info reported last December that Logocos AG belongs to a Swiss holding company whose owners wish to remain anonymous. The German Lebensmittelzeitung now writes that the current proprietors – among them a Kazakh oligarch – want to sell Logocos AG. Marc Christian Wedekind, chairman of the supervisory board at Logocos, denied this categoriacally when bio-markt.info spoke to him.
Manufactures, Manufacturers19.07.2016 Editor
Results of the petition "Getting allergenic preservatives out of Russian children’s cosmetics!" initiated by Lookbio.ru and ekokosmetika.ru are that some of the responsible Russian manufacturers of cosmetic products begin to withdraw potentially allergenic preservatives.
Manufactures, Manufacturers14.07.2016 Editor
Navdanya is co-organizing the Monsanto Tribunal and a People’s Assembly for the future of food, the future of the planet from 14th-16th October 2016 at The Hague.
Manufactures, Manufacturers11.07.2016 Editor
Along with BioFach India - India Organic (BIIO) from 10 - 12 November 2016 in Delhi, again a buyer´s program and purchasing trip for organic stakeholders is offered by the International Competence Center of Organic Agriculture ICCOA.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.07.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The food corporation Danone intends to take over the US American manufacturer WhiteWave. Both companies expect the sale to be concluded by the end of the year, provided they have the agreement of the authorities.
Manufactures, Manufacturers06.07.2016 Editor
The 10th BioFach China hosted 337 exhibitors and counted 16,546 national and international trade visitors.
Manufactures, Manufacturers27.06.2016 Editor
The 4th Organic Processing Conference will take place on 24-25 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. The European event is dedicated to organic food processing innovation and developments.
Manufactures, Manufacturers14.06.2016 Editor
Merger mania has broken out among agrochemical corporations. Chinese ChemChina wants to buy Swiss Syngenta, Dow Chemical and DuPont want to join and Bayer has offered US$62bn for its competitor Monsanto.
Manufactures, Manufacturers07.03.2016 Editor
The start-up Happy Coco trades in new, innovative coconut products. The firm was founded in October 2014 in Amsterdam by Arjuna van de Kooij and Hans-Marcus Röver.
Manufactures, Manufacturers03.03.2016 Kai Kreuzer
“Compared with a year ago, there has been a huge fall in the exchange rate of the rouble against the euro with the result that imported goods are now much more expensive,” says Tanya Lebedeva. She is the founder and CEO of LookBio, an important publisher of both a printed and an internet magazine for consumers and professionals in Russia. Tanya gives an overview of the problems for the organic sector.
Manufactures, Manufacturers22.02.2016 Editor
The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) kept on growing last year, increasing from 3,663 facilities in 2014 to 3,814 facilities in 2015.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.02.2016 Editor
The central registry of certified organic operators bioC, is launched under www.bioc.info with new content. Soil Association is the third British organic certification body to publish the certification data of British businesses on the online platform.
Manufactures, Manufacturers05.02.2016 Karin Heinze
Ten newcomers will present themselves with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy at a special pavilion for innovative German enterprises. You can find brief portraits here.
Manufactures, Manufacturers02.02.2016 Editor
At BioFach and Vivaness the next generation of organic producers is once more waiting in the wings to inspire the organic sector with innovative ideas, individual concepts, high-quality manufacturing and originality.
Manufactures, Manufacturers02.02.2016 Editor
Organic Valley’s family of businesses have reached $1 billion in sales for 2015. The cooperative increased sales from $972 million in 2014.
Manufactures, Manufacturers27.01.2016 Editor
The certified organic cocoa market represents a very small share of the total cocoa market, estimated around 0.5% of total production.
Manufactures, Manufacturers07.01.2016 Editor
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. announced the acquisition by Hain Celestial United Kingdom.
Manufactures, Manufacturers15.12.2015 Leo Frühschütz
Working together with organisations in Switzerland and Paraguay, the German Misereor has presented a study that demonstrates clearly that the marketing of stevia-based sweeteners is an act of biopiracy towards the Guarani Indians.
Manufactures, Manufacturers29.09.2015 Karin Heinze
The Central American Coffee Import and Export GmbH, abbreviated to Mitka, imports fair trade coffee from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and, above all, Nicaragua. For 30 years Mitka has striven, maintaining direct contact with producers, to practise fair and sustainable trading with the producers.
Manufactures, Manufacturers18.09.2015 Editor
The food industry needs to take greater steps towards sustainable development. This was one of the key messages from the Sustainable Foods Summit Europe. Soil fertility, carbon management, regulatory framework, and sustainable food production were stated as major areas of concern.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.09.2015 Karin Heinze
Based on the title of the novel by Ernest Callenbach, the name Ökotopia came about 35 years ago. The theme of the book is a society organized according to the tenets of environmental and social responsibility.This aim became firmly established in the corporate philosophy of this coffee and tea specialist.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.07.2015 Karin Heinze
The clock is ticking. Across the world, every minute of every day and night fertile soil the size of 30 football fields is lost – a fact made abundantly clear by a ticker on a huge screen standing in front of the Royal Tropical Institute during the congress Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life! that was organized by Eosta/Nature&More in Amsterdam.
Manufactures, Manufacturers10.06.2015 Karin Heinze
The Association for Natural & Organic Cosmetics Natrue hosted a highly successful Membership Assembly on 22 May. At the meeting new members were welcomed and old members were updated of the latest endeavours in the world of natural and organic cosmetics.