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FiBL report on Voluntary Sustainability Standards

World, World

12.07.2017 Editor

The new report "State of Sustainable Markets 2017: Statistics and Emerging Trends", covering 14 Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), shows continued growth across all products and all standards. To strengthen the data collection efforts  FiBL signed a cooperation agreement with ISEAL Alliance.


Organic-Market.info Summer Special

World, World

29.06.2017 Editor

Our Summer Special at bio-markt.info and Organic-Market.info organic-market.info 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!



Organic logos: Germany the frontrunner

World, World

26.06.2017 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.


OFS as model and living laboratory

World, World

23.06.2017 Editor

Organic food systems are regarded as a model of sustainability and they can provide examples of continuous improvement and the integration of science and research. The OFSP is helping to share the benefits of organic methods with interested initiatives and across the whole of society.


Global SolutionSearch Contest names 10 finalists

World, World

22.06.2017 Editor

Solution Search announced the ten finalists for the worldwide contest in sustainability, conservation and development. People can vote daily online for their favorites.


Pesticide-Free Cotton in Ethiopia

World, World

19.06.2017 Editor

Tadesse Amera, Director of PAN Ethiopia, reports that since 2013 they have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton.


Organic textiles: big brands commit to sustainable cotton

World, World

16.06.2017 Editor

Thirteen of the world's biggest clothing and textile brands have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

 


Organic Milk Market Report 2017

World, World

16.06.2017 Editor

The 2017 edition of the OMSCo Organic Milk Market Report highlights strong growth worldwide for organic dairy, driven by a common consumer focus on health and wellness.


Biofach India and Organic World Congress: two international events in Delhi

World, World

15.06.2017 Editor

Biofach India together with India Organic from 9 – 11 November will this year be a very special occasion. At the same time the 19th IFOAM Organic World Congress will be held in the halls of the India Expo Mart (IEML) in Greater Noida near New Delhi.


Trip to BioFach India for professional buyers

World, World

15.06.2017 Editor

As we have seen in the last four years, in 2017 professional buyers are again being offered a trip to BioFach India (held from 9 – 11 November in Delhi) together with the 19th IFOAM Organic World Congress.


March against Monsanto around the world

World, World

02.06.2017 Editor

The wolrdwide sixth annual March against Monsanto attracts again 10,000s of people on Saturday, May 20. News reports a picture of solidarity against what’s come to be known as the most evil corporation in the world.


IFOAM: Organic 3.0 & the need for scientific support

World, World

29.03.2017 Editor

IFOAM has published a paper as the basis for the intensification of research and as a summary of how the global organic movement sees its future development under Organic 3.0.


An award waiting to be won

World, World

21.03.2017 Editor

Every three years IFOAM - Organics International and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) honour the excellent work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA).


Monsanto Tribunal: Rechtsgutachten wird am 18. April verkündet

World, World

21.03.2017 Karin Heinze

Am 18. April werden die Richter des Monsanto Tribunalslöffentlich ihr Gutachten und ihre Empfehlungen in Den Haag verkünden. Es wird dazu einen Live Stream in englisch, französisch, deutsch und spanisch geben.


Legal opinion of the Monsanto Tribunal: April 18th

World, World

14.03.2017 Editor

On April 18th, the Monsanto Tribunal judges will publicly present their conclusions and legal recommendations in The Hague. This event will be livestreamed in English, French, German and Spanish.


Eosta CEO: “Not profit at any price!”

World, World

03.03.2017 Editor

A recent pilot study on the true cost of food underlines that a conventional economic system does not pay in the long term, as it destroys the natural resources that we need to live. Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta, has called upon the major food companies to question the economic system, with its pursuit of short-term profits, and finally adopt a sustainable approach.


BioFach review: exhibition halls full – exhibitors delighted

World, World

23.02.2017 Karin Heinze

Again a  record number of visitors and a sharp increase in the number of exhibitors. NürnbergMesse, represented by Petra Wolf and Danila Brunner, was absolutely delighted with the four days of  BioFach and Vivaness. Danila Brunner said that in order to provide even better facilities for exhibitors and visitors Halls 4A and 8 as well will be made available next year. On the last day of the fair you could also hear the positive views of many exhibitors expressing positive opinions about the trade fair.


Organic worldwide 50.9 million hectares and market exceeds 80 billion US Dollars

World, World

15.02.2017 Karin Heinze

The positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth. More farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 179 countries report organic farming activities, as shown in the 2017 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2015). The statistical yearbook is published by FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International and launched at BioFach on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 4.00 to 4.45 pm in Hall Shanghai, NCC East. A summary with many graphics you can find here.


Corporations launched „Food Reform for Sustainability and Health“

World, World

10.02.2017 Editor

Arla, Bayer, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever and other global corporations announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos their commitment to change the global food system in terms of sustainability and health.


Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

World, World

10.02.2017 Editor

The Dublin based Research and Markets has announced in their “Global Organic Personal Care Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025” report that the global growth in the sector continues.


Organic Monitor: predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

World, World

12.01.2017 Editor

The London based market researcher Organic Monitor is giving its predictions how the sustainable foods sector will develop in 2017 by categories like organic food, eco-labels, sustainable sourcing, traceability etc.


Review of the year 2016

World, World

27.12.2016 Karin Heinze

Not an easy year - politically as well as for the organic industry. Although turnover is still growing political developments as in the UK, in Turkey and the US will all impact on to the organic sector. The worldwide organic movement is working on new ideas and is fighting very hard against GMO and pesticides. Looking back over the organic year, we are summarising important events, market data, developments, trends and reports from Europe and across the world. Please join us for our review! Many more themes are available in our archive and on YouTube  and Twitter.


German Minister for the Environment opposed to the release of organisms with a 'gene-drive'

World, World

07.12.2016 Editor

The German Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has taken a clear stand against any release of genetically engineered organisms inheriting a 'gene drive'.


Moratorium on new genetic extinction technology at UN convention

World, World

06.12.2016 Editor

Gene drive technology poses serious and potentially irreversible threats to biodiversity, as well as national sovereignty, peace, and food security, declare 160 global groups at the COP13 meetings in Cancun, Mexico. 

 


The IFOAM 3.0 document has been revised

World, World

02.12.2016 Editor

Since its release in fall 2015 "Organic 3.0 for Truly Sustainable Farming and Consumption" has received feedback from stakeholders all over the world as a way to further refine and improve the ideas contained in it.




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