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Sweden: KRAV considering withdrawal from EU organic regulations

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22.08.2017 Editor

If the Swedish organisation KRAV takes up a proposal preferred by some people belonging to the Swedish organic community, the consequence would mean that products with the KRAV label could not be promoted as being organic any longer. According the EU rules, products not fully complying with the EU Organic Regulation are not allowed to be labelled as being ‘organic’.


SEKEM: Sustainability Report 2016 published

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17.08.2017 Editor

Recently, the Egyptian initiative SEKEM has published its tenth sustainability report. This report depicts SEKEM’s efforts for a sustainable development in areas such as economy, ecology, culture and society. Summer Special

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29.06.2017 Editor

Our Summer Special at and offers you a great  opportunity for a low-cost campaign. From 1 August to 30 September, you can advertise 8 weeks for the price of 6 weeks!

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merge

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26.06.2017 Editor

The two sustainability seals Rainforest Alliance (RFA) and UTZ are joining forces. In the course of this year the two sustainability certification organisations intend to become one company that will continue operations under the name Rainforest Alliance.

Sekem founder Ibrahim Abouleish dies

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21.06.2017 Editor

Ibrahim Abouleish, the founder of the Sekem initiative, has died at the age of 80. His death was announced by his family last week.

Unverpackt weltweit: Einfacher, leichter, müllfrei einkaufen

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17.05.2017 Sylvia Meise

Verpackungsmüllberge? Nein Danke! Nichts wegwerfen? Ja bitte! So lautet kurz gefasst das zentrale Ziel der Unverpackt-Läden, deren gesamtes Sortiment aus loser Ware besteht. Schon bald könnten sie auf dem ganzen Globus wie Pilze aus dem Boden sprießen.

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit: focus on environmental impact

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25.04.2017 Editor

The North American edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit is scheduled for 2-3 May 2017 in New York.

Minimalism is it

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28.03.2017 Editor

Package overkill? No thanks! Zero waste? Yes, please! This, in short, is the major goal for a new kind of corner shop offering refill of dry or liquid bulk products. The founders are mostly women, often without a retail background but all of them with a strong aversion to packaging piling up and turning into waste soon after shopping.

Millennials expecting more from their products

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19.10.2016 Editor

The new consumers,  also called the millennials, people who were born between the 1990’s and early 2000’s, are, unlike the generation of their parent’s, very passionated about social causes.

Danone buys Alpro

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04.10.2016 Natascha Becker

The food corporation Danone wants a friendly take over of 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.

Switzerland: Migros offers reusable veggie bags

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27.09.2016 Editor

Called “Veggie-Bags“, the Swiss corporation Migros is now selling reusable bags for fruit and vegetables.

Black list: Greenpeace evaluates agrotoxins

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21.09.2016 Editor

According to Greenpeace, agriculture in Europe is still using too many dangerous pesticides. The environmental protection organisation has now published a list of 209 active ingredients that are especially harmful to humans and the environment.

Donating muesli for refugees in Greece and Italy

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16.09.2016 Editor

Malnutrition and eating the wrong kind of food are sometimes the biggest problems faced by refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran in the reception camps in Greece and Italy.

Swiss organic manufacturer: Soyana has expanded

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16.09.2016 Editor

The Swiss organic manufacturer Soyana has moved into a new production facility in Schlieren near Zurich.

$4.1 Million Loss for Organic Food Company SunOpta

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23.08.2016 Redaktion

Organic food company SunOpta reported a loss of $4.1 million for the second quarter of the year.

Free Plastic Bags banned in Slovakia

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19.08.2016 Redaktion

In Slovakia the massive use of plastic bags poses a problem to the fulfilment of EU waste-regulations.

European Commission registers 'People4Soil'

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29.07.2016 Editor

The European Commission has today taken the decision to register 'People4Soil' European Citizens' Initiative which aims to "recognise soil as a shared heritage that needs EU level protection and develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats."

Get a .bio web address by IFOAM

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28.07.2016 Editor

In one year, from June 2015 to June 2016, .bio grew by +50%, reaching 16,000 registrations and expanding to 26 additional countries, now having registrants in a total of 102 countries, explains the IFOAM.

Summer Special

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19.07.2016 Editor

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Male chick killing could end

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05.07.2016 Editor

Millions of male chicks are killed in egg production every year, since they can't lay eggs and aren't used for meat, according to CBC News.

Great May march against Monsanto

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31.05.2016 Editor

In response to Monsanto’s GMO activities, March Against Monsanto’s main peaceful protest of GMOs in the global agricultural industry is an annual march, held in multiple cities globally.

Conventional food is considerably more expensive than organic food

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17.05.2016 Karin Heinze

For a long time the organic industry has been having a discussion about so-called externalized costs. But far from all consumers are aware of the fact that the low price of food is achieved at a cost because of the chemicals used in agriculture, factory farming and the severe consequences for the environment. Or they put it to the back of their minds. It’s high time to tell people the truth. This is the reason why Volkert Engelsman, head of the Dutch organic company Eosta, has launched the information campaign “The True Cost of Food”. Organic supermarkets have started to promote the campaign. The background and a video interview with Volkert Engelsman.

The extermination of Honeybees

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24.03.2016 Editor

For the last decade, honeybees have been disappearing at an alarming rate, says the site Consumer Affairs

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide ingredient Glyphosate and its coincidences

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01.03.2016 Editor

A growing number of lawsuits alleging that Monsanto long knew that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health.

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably

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16.02.2016 Editor

The review study, "Organic Agriculture in the 21st Century," is featured as the cover story for February issue of the journal Nature Plants

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