Manufactures, Manufacturers26.07.2018 Leo Frühschütz
For ten months, organic food producer Rapunzel, supported by 30 companies and associations from the organic sector, has collected confessions against genetic engineering in the field and on the plate.
Manufactures, Manufacturers25.07.2018 Editor
Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports. As yet, the EU has certified almost 80 national companies producing organic food and beverage goods, among others, TH True Milk, Luong Quoi rice, Betrimex, Vinamit and Vinamilk, ST24 rice.
Manufactures, Manufacturers24.07.2018 Editor
Rapunzel Naturkost has revised the criteria for its Fairtrade programme HAND IN HAND (HIH). The HIH program has been in existence for 25 years.
Manufactures, Manufacturers18.07.2018 Editor
Over 6,000 products now carry the NATRUE label.
Manufactures, Manufacturers17.07.2018 Jochen Bettzieche
Raw materials for natural cosmetics are in great demand. The supply is limited, the number of interested parties and the quantity required are increasing. Many ingredients have become expensive - and there is no end in sight.
Manufactures, Manufacturers06.07.2018 Editor
Raw Patisserie, a Dutch start up which had to file for insolvency at the beginning of June, and its brand Ridiculously Good was acquired by Lovechock B.V.
Manufactures, Manufacturers03.07.2018 Editor
Rapunzel Naturkost and Deutsche Umwelthilfe have been offering the Hand-in-Hand Fund for 20 years. During this time, almost 330 eco-social projects in 55 countries were supported with unbureaucratic help for self-help.
Manufactures, Manufacturers29.06.2018 Editor
The human rights organisation Oxfam has compiled numerous examples of human and labour rights violations in the supply chains of the major supermarket operators in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA. Aldi, Lidl, Edeka and Rewe performed particularly poorly.
Manufactures, Manufacturers26.06.2018 Editor
The sixth edition of the event series BioBorrel had been attended by around 80 stakeholders from the organic sector, as the Dutch online magagzine Bio Journaal reports. For the first time, the presentations were held in English, as one Christophe Barnouin, CEO of the French organic company Wessanen, was one of the speakers at the event.
Manufactures, Manufacturers21.06.2018 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’.
Manufactures, Manufacturers18.06.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers14.06.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers12.06.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers04.06.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers28.05.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers25.05.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers16.05.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers04.05.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers02.05.2018 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”.
Manufactures, Manufacturers12.04.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers28.03.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers20.03.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers16.03.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.03.2018 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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.03.2018 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.