Other issues, Other Issues20.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, organic food sales now account for 9% of total food sales.
Other issues, Other Issues11.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Two years after the spectacular insolvency of the agricultural group KTG Agrar, the legal review has now begun. Eight former board members and supervisory board members stand before a German Regional Court.
Other issues, Other Issues10.09.2018 Jochen Bettzieche
Triodos, the Dutch sustainability bank, joins Crowdinvesting in Germany: Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation acquired around 20% of the platform Bettervest.
Other issues, Other Issues29.08.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The agricultural trading group Cargill and a plastics-producing subsidiary of the chemical group BASF have become members of the US Organic Trade Association (OTA).
Other issues, Other Issues14.08.2018 Jochen Bettzieche
When it comes to packaging, the conventional food industry and the organic sector are not very far away from each other.
Other issues, Other Issues08.08.2018 Editor
After the successful approval by the Chilean congress and the initiative of new state president Sebastián Piñera, Chile has now banned plastic bags as the first country in Latin America.
Other issues, Other Issues30.07.2018 Editor
Recently, IFOAM EU has published its Annual Report 2017. The report aims at informing IFOAM members as well as the wider public about the organization and what it does to make Europe more organic.
Other issues, Other Issues25.06.2018 Karin Heinze
In mid-April the riots began in Nicaragua. The people expressed their frustration after more than a decade of oppression. Since then, the Ortega regime has been crushing the people´s revolt with brutal force. There is a need for soldarity.
Other issues, Other Issues22.06.2018 Editor
The Belgian fast food chain EXKI, which is committed to healthy food and sustainability according to its own statements, opens its first restaurant in Cologne. Further restaurants are planned.
Other issues, Other Issues31.05.2018 Editor
At the largest agricultural exhibition of Eastern Europe, Agroport West Lviv 2018, held in the Ukraine, a new record was set.The biggest amount of cereal porridge was cooked from the certified organic products only.
Other issues, Other Issues02.05.2018 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”.
Other issues, Other Issues26.04.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The new EU Acrylamide Regulation came into force in April. The new regulation aims at a further reduction of the harmful substance, which is mainly found in fried, roasted and baked products and is considered carcinogenic in animal experiments.
Other issues, Other Issues25.04.2018 Editor
Nature & More, the "trace & tell" consumer trademark and online transparency system of the Dutch organic food distributor Eosta, has recently launched its ‘Faces of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ campaign. The initiative aims at raising awareness of the UN’s SDGs across the whole fresh produce sector.
Other issues, Other Issues17.04.2018 Editor
Ecocia Intelligence has launched the first awards in the international food industry that are dedicated to sustainability.
Other issues, Other Issues10.04.2018 Editor
Kraft Heinz plans to launch a platform for nurturing, scaling and growing food brands within the organic, natural and super-premium sector, as the US-company announced lately. The new business called Springboard Brands is said to be dedicated to “shape the next generation of food.”
Other issues, Other Issues06.04.2018 Editor
Green Chef, a US meal kit company, will be taken over by the German Rocket-Internet-Venture HelloFresh.
Other issues, Other Issues19.02.2018 Editor
The German Dennree group closed the financial year 2017 with sales of 974 million euros. As specifically forecast, the company was able to increase its sales by a further 5% compared with the previous year.
Other issues, Other Issues17.01.2018 Editor
The first USDA certified organic restaurant chain The Organic Coup will open another branch in Seattle’s Columbia Tower next month and a food truck is planned for the Microsoft campus.
Other issues, Other Issues29.11.2017 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.
Other issues, Other Issues16.11.2017 Redaktion
Am 12. und 13. November 2017, unmittelbar nach dem Organic World Congress (OWC) in Indien, trafen sich die Mitglieder der IFOAM – Organics International zur General Assembly. Der Präsident und ein neues World Board wurden gewählt.
Other issues, Other Issues16.11.2017 Editor
On the 12th and 13th November 2017, subsequent to the Organic World Congress (OWC) in India, the members of IFOAM – Organics International gathered at their triannual general assembly. As we recently have announced, a new president as well as a new World Board for next three years has been elected at the meeting.
Other issues, Other Issues02.11.2017 Editor
On Saturday October 28 Laura Montenegro passed away in Buenos Aries, Argentina. She was one of the international leaders of the organic sector. She pioneered third party certification in Argentina and built up her company, Argencert, into one of the significant certifying bodies.
Other issues, Other Issues21.09.2017 Editor
Last Wednesday, the Organic Trade Association held the Annual Organic Leadership Awards Celebration at the American Visionary Arts Museum.
Other issues, Other Issues18.09.2017 Editor
On the 9th and 10th of September, Rapunzel’s One World Festival took place in Legau, Germany. As a part of the festival, Rapunzel Naturkost awarded five people with the One World Award (OWA). The prizes were handed over by Dr Gerd Müller, federal development minister, and Joseph Wilhelm, chief executive of Rapunzel.
Other issues, Other Issues07.09.2017 Editor
As developing and emerging countries usually lack the infrastructure for transporting, processing and refrigerating the food they produce, about a third of it is lost through spoilage. At the same time, inadequate waste disposal means that hygiene is a big issue for people in these countries. Collaborating with the Indian cooperation partner Nupur Technomy, Fraunhofer UMSICHT has developed a technological concept that addresses the two problems of waste disposal and reliable refrigeration for food. The solution lies in creating a cold storage for food by making use of biowaste.