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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.


Spain: Catalonia is the organic hub

Manufactures, Manufacturers

29.11.2017 Editor

Catalonia concentrates 25.7% of manufacturing operators, 36.1% of importers, 39.13% of exporters and 26.01% of organic sector marketers throughout the state, says the statistics of the organic production in Spain 2016.


Amsterdam: fourth BioBorrel edition in December

Manufactures, Manufacturers

29.11.2017 Editor

On the 19th December 2017, the fourth edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm. BioBorrel is a series of events taking up on the continuous growth of the organic sector by providing the sector with an environment and a platform to discuss all kinds of questions about different certificates, responsibility and principles.


Rapunzel founder honored as „Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017”

Manufactures, Manufacturers

23.11.2017 Editor

Rapunzel founder Josef Wilhelm was honored as „Entrepreneur of the Year 2017“. The award jury was particularly impressed by the social commitment of the organic food manufacturer from the Allgäu region and its worldwide activities with agricultural partners and suppliers.


Taifun: 30 years of tofu – everything revolves round the soya bean

Manufactures, Manufacturers

21.11.2017 Karin Heinze

Taifun 3 is the preliminary name of the newly developed soya variety. It is suited to growing in the European climate. Like other varieties, with which the Freiburg tofu specialist manufactures its products, it is the result of years of research in cooperation the University of  Hohenheim. During its 30-year history Taifun has never stood still and has long since become the market leader for organic tofu in Europe. In its big new building, that has created space for expansion and to meet the growing demand from home and abroad, tofu from 100% European soya beans is now coming off the production line (Video).


Expensive orchids: vanilla prices and the consequences

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.11.2017 Jochen Bettzieche

The weather and rising demand are driving up the price of vanilla pods. The spice is not yet worth its weight in gold, but a kilo is currently much more expensive than silver. A natural substitute doesn't exist, and quickly raising production levels is not an option.


India: PGS supporting organic

Manufactures, Manufacturers

02.11.2017 Editor

The Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) is a locally focused quality assurance system built on trust, social networks and knowledge exchange. In the South of India there are some interesting examples.


TRACES: electronic certification system now compulsory

Manufactures, Manufacturers

01.11.2017 Editor

The new electronic certification system called TRACES (Trade Control & Export System), which has been operated in the EU since April 2017, is now compulsory.


AFI: verifying organic farming practices to prevent fraud

Manufactures, Manufacturers

30.10.2017 Editor

In September, the International Conference "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains" took place in Odesa, Ukraine. One important result of the conference is a demand for more transparency.


Ecover and Method acquired by S.C Johnson

Manufactures, Manufacturers

18.10.2017 Editor

The US corporation SC Johnson & sons, one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, signed an agreement to acquire the biobased cleaning products companies Ecover and Method.


Strike in Darjeeling settled – consequences expected until 2018

Manufactures, Manufacturers

10.10.2017 Katrin Muhl

The strike of tea pickers in the famous tea growing region Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal has come to an end after 104 days. Organic quality tea from Darjeeling is highly regarded all over the world. We asked organic tea firms about the impact the strike is having. Many organic tea manufacturers have sufficient stocks for 2017. But the fact is that bottlenecks in supply could continue into next year and also that the strike has caused great financial damage. Impressions from Darjeeling and a video interview with tea garden owner Gautam Mohan


Unilever takes over Brazilian organic producer Mãe Terra

Manufactures, Manufacturers

05.10.2017 Editor

 By its own account, Unilever has announced to take over the Brazilian organic food producer Mãe Terra for an unknown sum.


UAE: Organic milk delivered to the door

Manufactures, Manufacturers

19.09.2017 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).


Eosta: new sustainable company building

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.09.2017 Editor

On Thursday, September 14, the Dutch importer of organic fruits and vegetables Eosta laid the foundations for the new sustainable office and logistics building in Waddinxveen in the Netherlands.


India: World Bank invests into organic

Manufactures, Manufacturers

13.09.2017 Editor

The Indian enterprise Suminter India Organics is working together with the Wold Bank arm IFC and will be supported with an investment of $25 million to source products from an additional 14,000 farmers.


Pukka Herbs take-over by Unilever

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.09.2017 Editor

Pukka Herbs, a British producer of organic herbal teas and health supplements, will be taken over by the British-Dutch group Unilever.


Ecovia Intelligence: Future Outlook for Sustainable Sourcing

Manufactures, Manufacturers

29.08.2017 Editor

One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes. Recent developments suggest the pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing schemes, says Ecovia Intelligence.


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