World, World13.10.2015 Karin Heinze
Over the past decade the international natural cosmetics market has developed magnificently. With continual growth of 5 to over 10 % per year, the care products sales figures excluding petro-chemicals and problematical preservatives have left the conventional cosmetics market behind.
World, World18.09.2015 Editor
The food industry needs to take greater steps towards sustainable development. This was one of the key messages from the Sustainable Foods Summit Europe. Soil fertility, carbon management, regulatory framework, and sustainable food production were stated as major areas of concern.
The flagship event by GOTS in Mumbai, India on 22 May 2015 was attended by more than 250 delegates.
The third annual March Against Monsanto took place on 23 May 2015.
World, World03.06.2015 Karin Heinze
According to a current study by Ernst & Young and the Center for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge, crowdfunding and other alternative methods of financing are booming in Europe.
Participating for the first time in the Seoul Hotel and Food trade show, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) showcased five American organic companies at its all-organic pavilion in Korea.
World, World19.05.2015 Kai Kreuzer
Global and European organic technology platforms present their visions and strategies for organic food and farming research on Science Day, held on February 13, 2015 at the global organic fair BioFach in Nürnberg. The Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI) discussed the second draft of its vision and strategy for organic farming research and in particular its action plan.
Anchor is making organic milk more accessible to New Zealanders with the nationwide launch of Anchor Organic.
World, World29.04.2015 Karin Heinze
The Sri Lankan Company Nature's Beauty Creations (NBC) with its natural cosmetics brand Nature's Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka. NBC has its own medicinal plant garden and Plant Research Centre on the west coast of Sri Lanka.
The Fair World Project has announced the release of their latest video: Small-Scale Farmers Cool the Planet.
World, World24.04.2015 Karin Heinze
Glyphosate is the most commonly used active ingredient in non-selective herbicides worldwide and in recent years a large number of studies and investigations have been published that prove how dangerous it is. A short time ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified this poison as “probably carcinogenic”.
World, World15.04.2015 Redaktion
With regard to our article "Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel" that we published on www.organic-market.info on 1 April, we as www.Bio-markt.info/ www.Organic-Market.info and the author of the article Mr. Leo Fruehschuetz want to correct some facts and apologize to Mr Aart Jan Jonker for the comments referring to his name. Mr. Jonker and the group Biodiet/Pure Life have sent us their remarks that we publish here.
World, World27.03.2015 Karin Heinze
The Brazilian program OrganicsBrasil is designed to promote Brazilian organic and sustainable producers worldwide. It is mantained by Apex-Brasil the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, an executive department of Brazilian Ministry of Trade and Industry.
World, World20.03.2015 Karin Heinze
According to the Report, organic food sales reached 10.5 billion yuan in 2007 in China and were estimated to be around 20-30 billion yuan (about 3-5 billion US$) in 2013. 2.722 million hectares of agricultural land were managed organically to China’s national organic standard.
World, World17.03.2015 Karin Heinze
The Country of the Year, the Netherlands, presented itself colourfully and self-confidently. People marvelled at the growing variety of vegan food that was there on display in its own new Experience the World of Vegan.
The Fairtrade Foundation has just published their report Sugar Crash - How EU Reform is endangering the livelihoods of small farmers.
The estimated retail value of sales of Fairtrade products were £1.67 billion (about €2.26 billion) in 2014, down 3.7% year-on-year.
2015 is the International Year of Soils. The IYS 2015, initiated by the FAO, aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
2015 is the International Year of Soils. The IYS 2015, initiated by the FAO, aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions
Textile Exchange has announced their annual textile sustainability conference Textiles - A Circular Life. It will take place in Mumbai, India, on 5 - 10 October 2015.
Organic exports from the Netherlands increased by 11%, up from 826 million euros in 2013 to 938 million euros in 2014.
World, World24.02.2015 Karin Heinze
The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.