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


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.

Nature´s Secrets: Sri Lankan Natural Cosmetics

Manufactures, Manufacturers

29.04.2015 Karin Heinze

The Sri Lankan Company Nature's Beauty Creations (NBC) with its natural cosmetics brand Nature's Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka. NBC has its own medicinal plant garden and Plant Research Centre on the west coast of Sri Lanka. 

Italy: An Excellent Organic Wine Pavilion at Vinitaly

Manufactures, Manufacturers

17.04.2015 Redaktion

The second edition on Vinitaly Bio took place at the most important Italian wine fair, Vinitaly, one of the main international wine exhibitions that was held in Verona from 22-25 March 2015. The expo had about 150,000 visitors from 140 countries and was also attended by more than 2,600 journalists from 46 countries. With only 1000 m² available in the pavilion, there was not enough room for some tens of organic wineries; FederBio will try to obtain a larger exhibition are for the 2016 edition.


Correction: Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel

Manufactures, Manufacturers

15.04.2015 Redaktion

With regard to our article "Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel" that we published on on 1 April, we as and the author of the article Mr. Leo Fruehschuetz want to correct some facts and apologize to Mr Aart Jan Jonker for the comments referring to his name. Mr. Jonker and the group Biodiet/Pure Life have sent us their remarks that we publish here.

Organics Brazil is a success story

Manufactures, Manufacturers

27.03.2015 Karin Heinze

The Brazilian program OrganicsBrasil is designed to promote Brazilian organic and sustainable producers worldwide. It is mantained by Apex-Brasil the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, an executive department of Brazilian Ministry of Trade and Industry.

BioFach 2015: doing justice to new trends

Manufactures, Manufacturers

06.02.2015 Alexander Reinbold

From 11 to 14 February – Wednesday to Saturday – the international organic industry will again be congregating in Nuremberg. Just as last year, NürnbergMesse expects around 2,200 exhibitors and 42,000 professional visitors to attend the trade fair duo BioFach and Vivaness. 

The Netherlands –Biofach Country of the Year – developing splendidly

Manufactures, Manufacturers

31.01.2015 Karin Heinze

The Dutch organic market has more or less doubled since 2008, and in 2013 it passed the billion euro mark. The organic organisation Bionext estimates the value of turnover to be 1.07 billion euros. Around 1,500 certified organic farms are operating in the Netherlands and 1,700 companies are active in the manufacturing and trading sector.

BioTropic sets up projects in West Africa and the Dominican Republic

Manufactures, Manufacturers

27.01.2015 Redaktion

As an importer operating in many countries in four continents, BioTropic GmbH is continuing to create cropping projects of its own, plus projects for processed products.

India: organic sector makes better use of its potential

Manufactures, Manufacturers

23.01.2015 Redaktion

The Indian subcontinent, with its vast population, has not only a huge number of small farmers and over four million hectares of organically managed land.

Food from Finland at BioFach 2015

Manufactures, Manufacturers

13.01.2015 Redaktion

Organics in Finland are getting stronger from year to year. At the upcoming BioFach in Nuremburg/Germany, 7 Finnish food companies are united in a national pavilion organized by Finpro.

German company Davert: Ready for the future

Manufactures, Manufacturers

10.12.2014 Karin Heinze

Davert company is one of the German wholefood pioneers. In the last three years the company has subjected itself to total renewal.

i+m’s big plus – fairness principle is top priority

Manufactures, Manufacturers

01.12.2014 Redaktion

The story of the Berlin natural cosmetics firm i+m began 35 years ago. Seven years ago, the founder of the firm Inge Stamm brought a new generation on board.

Joe & Co now present in 22 countries

Manufactures, Manufacturers

16.07.2014 Redaktion

UK: BerryWhite launches at Waitrose

Manufactures, Manufacturers

14.07.2014 Redaktion

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