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Russia: Successful petition by Lookbio.ru and ekokosmetika.ru

Manufactures, Manufacturers

19.07.2016 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.


Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.07.2016 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.


BioFach India: buyers program and excursions

Manufactures, Manufacturers

11.07.2016 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.


Danone buys WhiteWave

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.07.2016 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.


BioFach China: Satisfied exhibitors and visitors

Manufactures, Manufacturers

06.07.2016 Editor

The 10th BioFach China hosted 337 exhibitors and counted 16,546 national and international trade visitors.


IFOAM EU: 4th Organic Processing Conference

Manufactures, Manufacturers

27.06.2016 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.


Bayer&Monsanto: the next merger in the agrochemical industry is imminent

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.06.2016 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.


Happy Coco: start-up with organic, fair, raw and vegan products

Manufactures, Manufacturers

07.03.2016 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.


Russia: consequences of the import ban

Manufactures, Manufacturers

03.03.2016 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. 


Global Organic Textile Standards certification keeps growing

Manufactures, Manufacturers

22.02.2016 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.


British certified organic operators published on bioC.info

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.02.2016 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.


Vivaness newcomers pavilion

Manufactures, Manufacturers

05.02.2016 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.


Record number of young, innovative enterprises

Manufactures, Manufacturers

02.02.2016 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.


Organic Valley reached $1 billion in sales for 2015

Manufactures, Manufacturers

02.02.2016 Editor

Organic Valley’s family of businesses have reached $1 billion in sales for 2015. The cooperative increased sales from $972 million in 2014.


Organic Cocoa Market prevision 2015-2025

Manufactures, Manufacturers

27.01.2016 Editor

The certified organic cocoa market represents a very small share of the total cocoa market, estimated around 0.5% of total production.


New acquisition for the organic company Hain Celestial Group Inc.

Manufactures, Manufacturers

07.01.2016 Editor

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. announced the acquisition by Hain Celestial United Kingdom.


Study says: steviol glycosides are biopiracy

Manufactures, Manufacturers

15.12.2015 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.


Mitka: practising fair trade in Central America

Manufactures, Manufacturers

29.09.2015 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.


Sustainable Foods Summit Highlighted Key Industry Concerns

Manufactures, Manufacturers

18.09.2015 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.


Ökotopia 35 years old – the name says it all

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.09.2015 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.


Celebrating Soil Congress with an Appeal to Save our Soils!

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.07.2015 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.


Natrue Membership Assembly was a big success

Manufactures, Manufacturers

10.06.2015 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.


Ethical and sustainable fashion companies to know about

Manufactures, Manufacturers

01.06.2015

Some companies in the textile industry are paying fair wages, proving safe and clean working conditions, are organising workshops, and supporting sustainable livelihoods altogether. 

 


Egesun focuses on its own raw materials projects

Manufactures, Manufacturers

08.05.2015 Karin Heinze

The Morgenland brand has been established in the wholefood trade for more than 30 years and offers a comprehensive range of nuts, dried fruit, conserves and coconut products. In Sri Lanka, a group of organic traders were able to see for themselves how cropping and processing are organized.




Nepal: OneWorld Initiative helping on the ground

Manufactures, Manufacturers

07.05.2015 Karin Heinze

The Demeter initiative OneWorld,  Nepali Gardens brand, has been active in Nepal since 1998. OneWorld is appealing for donations to help the farmers and people in the vicinity of the project.


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