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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

With the Summer Special Offer at, you can advertise for more than 8 weeks from 1 August to 30 September for the price of only 6! 

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

European food market is transitioning

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15.02.2016 Editor

The Fundación ExportAr (Argentina) has published a report on Europe's fruit and vegetable sector that covers trends, demand, competition, requirements and distribution channels

Carrefour’s 2015 organic sales have a 3% growth

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29.01.2016 Editor

Last full-year sales Carrefour generated 86.3 billion Euros and +3.0% on an organic basis.

We’ve had enough: powerful signal in favour of organic agriculture

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26.01.2016 Karin Heinze

The big demo against the agriculture industry that took place during the International Green Week in Berlin has become a regular event. For the sixth time, over 100 organisations called for a demonstration. Around 23,000 people responded with a march on Saturday 16 January 2016. 

Expo 2015: Organic Forum at Biodiversity Park

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Organic can save the planet - this is the claim that opened the International Organic Forum in the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015.

Natrue Membership Assembly was a big success

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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.

B Corps launch event in Europe

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There are now over 1,200 B Corps in 38 countries.

Nepal: OneWorld Initiative helping on the ground

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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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