Vivaness celebrates its 10th birthday

World, World

01.02.2016 Karin Heinze

For the tenth edition of Vivaness, the trade fair for natural and organic cosmetics, numerous highlights and surprises have been promised by the organizers. Over 200 exhibitors from around 30 countries are again expected.

BioFach Congress: facts, trends and numbers

World, World

01.02.2016 Alexander Reinbold

Lectures, discussions and presentations and much more – your days at BioFach are packed with events. We’ve put together importened ones and will provide all the information at your fingertips round the clock.

BioFach: an overview to help you plan

World, World

01.02.2016 Alexander Reinbold

From Wednesday 10 February Nuremberg will once again become a Mecca for the worldwide organic industry. The organizers are expecting around 44,000 professional visitors and more than 2,400 exhibitors.


Vivaness Congress: know-how, numbers, trends

World, World

01.02.2016 Karin Heinze

Everything relating to natural and organic cosmetics is concentraded in hall 7A. The Vivaness Congress will be held for the first time in a congress room especially created for this purpose in hall 7A.

Carrefour’s 2015 organic sales have a 3% growth

World, World

29.01.2016 Editor

Last full-year sales Carrefour generated 86.3 billion Euros and +3.0% on an organic basis.

Organic Cocoa Market prevision 2015-2025

World, World

27.01.2016 Editor

The certified organic cocoa market represents a very small share of the total cocoa market, estimated around 0.5% of total production.

Improvements in the organic food world for 2015

World, World

12.01.2016 Editor

2015 was a big year for the U.S. organic sector, explains Natural Products Insider.

BioFach & Vivaness 2016: continually developing in dialogue with the industry

World, World

05.01.2016 Karin Heinze

Since July 2015, Danila Brunner has been in charge of the trade fairs BioFach and Vivaness at NürnbergMesse. The 10th anniversary of Vivaness is a good reason to set new emphases. BioFach remains the proven organic market place and knowledge platform for the professionals.

Review of the Year 2015: Events, Developments, Trends and Numbers

World, World

22.12.2015 Karin Heinze

It’s been a good year for the organic industry: the turnover of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in Germany, on the European and international markets has grown continually. The area of organically farmed land and the number of organic farms have increased slightly in this Year of the Soil. Look back with us over the organic year in our review! 

Study says: steviol glycosides are biopiracy

World, World

15.12.2015 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.

Natural and organic cosmetics meet the mainstream

World, World

03.11.2015 Karin Heinze

The concept of natural and organic cosmetics has long since ceased to be strange. We spoke with the Swiss management consultant Moritz Aebersold who has been working in top management jobs in the international natural cosmetics industry about the development of the European and international markets.

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


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


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


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


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


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 on 1 April, we as 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.


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