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Vivaness: 10 years of growth in Natural & organic cosmetics

World, World

13.10.2015 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.


Sustainable Foods Summit Highlighted Key Industry Concerns

World, World

18.09.2015 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.


First International GOTS conference highly successful

World, World

08.06.2015

The flagship event by GOTS in Mumbai, India on 22  May 2015 was attended by more than 250 delegates.


Tens of thousands of people took part in the worldwide March Against Monsanto

World, World

05.06.2015

The third annual March Against Monsanto took place on 23 May 2015.


Crowdfunding: money via the internet

World, World

03.06.2015 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.


US organics at Seoul Hotel and Food trade show

World, World

25.05.2015

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.


TIPI: Global Organic Innovation Platform

World, World

19.05.2015 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.


New Zealand: Nationwide launch of Anchor Organic

World, World

15.05.2015

Anchor is making organic milk more accessible to New Zealanders with the nationwide launch of Anchor Organic.


Nature´s Secrets: Sri Lankan Natural Cosmetics

World, World

29.04.2015 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. 


Small-scale farmers cool the planet

World, World

28.04.2015

The Fair World Project has announced the release of their latest video: Small-Scale Farmers Cool the Planet.


Glyphosate: poisoning the globe continues

World, World

24.04.2015 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”.




Correction: Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel

World, World

15.04.2015 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.




Organics Brazil is a success story

World, World

27.03.2015 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.


The Current State of the Organic Market in China

World, World

20.03.2015 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.

 


BioFach / Vivaness: a review

World, World

17.03.2015 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.


New report by the Fairtrade Foundation - Sugar Crash

World, World

12.03.2015

The Fairtrade Foundation has just published their report Sugar Crash - How EU Reform is endangering the livelihoods of small farmers.


Fairtrade sales and new commitments in the UK

World, World

05.03.2015

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 - the International Year of Soils

World, World

03.03.2015

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 - the International Year of Soils

World, World

27.02.2015

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 sustainability conference – call for papers

World, World

26.02.2015

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.


Netherlands: organic exports increase by 11 %

World, World

25.02.2015

Organic exports from the Netherlands increased by 11%, up from 826 million euros in 2013 to 938 million euros in 2014.


Organic growth continues on the global level

World, World

24.02.2015 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.


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