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.
Trade, Products30.03.2016 Editor
What are the next top products and trends in the natural and organic sector? 77,000 people came together to answer that very question in Anaheim, California.
Trade, Products15.03.2016 Karin Heinze
The International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture ICCOA has been working as an umbrella organization for organic farming for more than ten years. The organization´s vision is not only to enable farmer to produce organic crops but also to help them find appropriate markets, both national and abroad. Two important steps have been accomplished by establishing C-SOF, the Centre for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, andSusAgri Development Private Ltd., creating market linkage for organic products sourced directly from farmers. With Video-Interviews.
Trade, Products07.03.2016 Editor
The start-up Happy Coco trades in new, innovative coconut products. The firm was founded in October 2014 in Amsterdam by Arjuna van de Kooij and Hans-Marcus Röver.
Trade, Products02.03.2016 Editor
The organic catering sector has increased by 15.2 per cent over the past year, according to the Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market report.
Trade, Products18.02.2016 Editor
The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products.
Trade, Products15.12.2015 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.
Innovia Films’ NatureFlex is helping a leading Italian coffee company with its launch of a new organic brand.
Anchor is making organic milk more accessible to New Zealanders with the nationwide launch of Anchor Organic.
Trade, Products08.05.2015 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.