Trade, Products29.08.2017 Jochen Bettzieche
For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it. What many people don't know is that the term Kamut applies only to Khorasan wheat grown on specific croplands. The word comes from ancient Egyptian and means “wheat”. Because it comes from a dead language, the American Quinn family was able to have it registered as a trademark. This means that anyone using the word Kamut must identify it as a registered trademark.
Trade, Products11.08.2017 Editor
The additive silicium dioxide E 551 is used as an anti-caking agent in dry food so that, for example, powdered soup or spices stay free-flowing. Silicium dioxide has been considered safe.
Trade, Products28.07.2017 Editor
As the University of Hohenheim reports, the EU Commission has authorised new uses of the natural sweetener stevia. Hitherto only steviol glycoside, not the natural stevia leaves, was approved for use as a calorie-free sweetener in food and beverages.
Trade, Products17.07.2017 Editor
Winners of the Soil Association’s prestigious BOOM (Best of the Organic Market) Awards were announced on 5 July at a ceremony in London’s renowned Borough Market.
Trade, Products13.07.2017 Editor
The US-based Campbell Soup Company announced on July 6 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacific Foods of Oregon for $700 million in cash.
Trade, Products10.07.2017 Editor
As TestBioTec, the German organisation critical of genetic engineering, has reported, mushrooms in the USA have been manipulated using new genetic engineering techniques (CRISPR-Cas). No label shows that to the consumers.
Trade, Products27.06.2017 Editor
It is no longer permitted to market products of purely plant origin by using words like milk or cheese. That was the decision of the European Court in Luxembourg.
Trade, Products26.06.2017 Editor
In Europe and worldwide there are now 100,000 products with an organic logo and they include an especially high number of new products. In terms of product innovations, Germany is in the lead.
Trade, Products14.06.2017 Editor
The debate yesterday in the European Parliament MEPs say that correspondence has shed doubt on the credibility of a number of Monsanto-sponsored studies. The studies were part of the evidence used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to evaluate the safety of glyphosate.
Trade, Products06.03.2017 Editor
The EU Parliament intends to speed up the authorisation procedures for bio pesticides. The portal euractiv.de reports that the members of parliament are calling on the EU Commission to make the corresponding changes to the law.
Trade, Products08.02.2017 Editor
Organic or not organic? The issue is not clear in the case of mate tea. The EU Commission and the organic authorities in a number of federal states in Germany question whether certified organic mate tea from South America can be sold as an organic food item.
Trade, Products09.01.2017 Editor
The state organic logo, standardised across the whole of Germany, has been in existence since 2001. The competent authority is the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE).
Trade, Products29.12.2016 Editor
Customers now prefer locally grown produce. Volkert Engelsman, managing director of Eosta, an international distributor of organic fruit and vegetables, advocates a differentiated approach to locally grown produce, as well as greater transparency.
Trade, Products13.12.2016 Editor
The Naturland organic producer association, the marketing association of Naturland farmers (Marktgenossenschaft der Naturland-Bauern), has parted company with its managing director Franz Westhues and an employee of the organisation.
Trade, Products02.11.2016 Editor
The US pasta and sauce brand Buitoni which is owned by Nestle announced to remove GM ingredients. The move was part of an ongoing effort to provide customers with good quality products they can trust, the company explains.
Trade, Products19.10.2016 Editor
It is by now well known that organic food sells well about almost everywhere in the world. From Korea to France through the USA and Germany organic product sales have recorded double digit growth.
Trade, Products17.10.2016 Editor
Jalal-Abad, a major city located in the western part of Kyrgyzstan, close to the Uzbek border, held a forum on organic products within the BioCotton project.
Trade, Products12.10.2016 Editor
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in consumer products and surgical cleaning treatments. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, the risk of antimicrobial resistance, and its possible role in disrupted hormonal development remain controversial.
Trade, Products10.10.2016 Editor
Although the market for organic food has grown in the EU over the last few years, organic sea food remains a small business in Europe even at times when the organic sector is in permanent expansion.
Trade, Products26.09.2016 Redaktion
With the introduction of its Milbona brand GMO-free fresh milk nationwide, the German discounter Lidl has set an example. More retailers are expected to follow suit and will soon be selling GMO-free milk.
Trade, Products22.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
From 1 January 2015 organic salmon from Norway has no longer been organic. That's the opinion of the EU Commission. What the consequences are is not the least bit clear. The only thing that is clear is the fact the production conditions of Norwegian organic salmon farmers have not changed. What's going on here is to do with the legal situation– and diplomacy in agriculture.
Trade, Products05.09.2016 Redaktion
In 2015, Italian organic wine exports grew by 38% with sales worth 205 million Euro.
Trade, Products04.08.2016 Editor
A group of Dutch entrepreneurs has used their country’s wet weather as a business opportunity by creating a rainwater bitter.
Trade, Products14.07.2016 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.
Trade, Products31.05.2016 Kai Kreuzer
Fifteen years ago the now 44-year-old Sahota founded a management consultancy in London. Nobody suspected at that time what the little firm called Organic Monitor would one day become. Now this modest Englishman of Indian descent and his exceptionally dedicated team organize a large number of congresses all over the world. Watch the video interview.