Switzerland’s first 100 per cent organic cocoa-processing plant has completed its test phase and has started producing organic and fair trade certified semi-finished cocoa products in Beringen near Schaffhausen.
The organic pioneer no longer wants to boost sales of its products with promotional discounts, but with education. Rapunzel will explain to customers why Samba & Co. are worth their full price in a campaign starting in March.
15.8 million chocolate products were sold by the Fair Trade company in 2021. Gepa has raised the minimum price per tonne for which the organisation buys cocoa from its suppliers to 3,500 US dollars.
How can a modern, sustainable agricultural and food system succeed? This was the question posed by experts from science, politics and the organic sector at the event "Culinary Arts in the 21st Century" by the German Association of Organic Food Producers. The consensus among the participants was that the agricultural turnaround will fail without a radical change in our usual eating habits.
For the new edition of the "Nutrition Trends Report", Nutrition Hub network and the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s Federal Centre for Nutrition surveyed experts on current trends in nutrition. Ten developments have emerged.
Before the decision for the summer date was made, exhibitors could give their opinion. Organic-market.info spoke to Biofach Director Danila Brunner about their arguments for and against the new date.
The German environmental organisation BUND and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have compiled facts and figures that clearly show how dangerous synthetic pesticides are.
The organic certification body Abcert took over the natural cosmetics certification body Eco Control GmbH on 1 January. This was announced by Abcert last week.
Nürnberg Messe is moving the Biofach and Vivaness trade fair duo from February to July due to the Corona pandemic. Most exhibitors have agreed to the new date, the organisers say.
From 24-27th January 2022, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held online again. The summit comprises four conference sessions around upcycled food trend and its influence on the sustainable food industry.
The new European organic legislation has been in force for about two weeks. All the changes at a glance.
After the decline in sales in the Corona year, the natural cosmetics manufacturer wants to be back in the black. However, managing director Nataliya Yarmolenko explains why Weleda does not want to grow in order to make more profit.
Four organic companies from Italy and Switzerland are joining forces in the new raw materials company "Biodina". A former Alnatura manager sits on the management board.
The pesticide sector cost taxpayers in the European Union more than two billion euros in 2017. This is the conclusion reached by several environmental organisations from France in a joint study. This is how they have calculated.
The global population is growing. And so is its need for protein. Meat from factory farming is not a solution. But what alternatives are there and are they really better for the environment?
Florian Berendt is the founder and managing director of an insect farm in Bremen, Germany. In a short interview, he reveals what opportunities insects have as a meat substitute and how to convince people to bite into the grasshopper.
The EU Commission wants to make salt an organic ingredient. Suppliers of artisanal sea salt warn against lax rules that would make almost any salt organic.
In a Denns store in Berlin, the US singer Billie Eilish buys vegan chocolate from the Ecofinia brand "iChoc" in March 2019 and posts a video from her tour bus including a prominent flash of the bars. Around a year later, the singer's management contacted the German manufacturer.
The organic retailer was able to further increase its turnover in the past financial year. Alnatura is cautious about its forecast for 2021/2022. New markets and the expansion of the partner programme with independent retailers are planned.
The organisers have cancelled the fair due to the rising Covid-incidence rates. One of the planned accompanying events is planned to take place digitally.
Rain makes tomatoes rot? Not the ones from a project at the University of Kassel in Germany. The participatively bred varieties also produced good yields in the wet summer of 2021.
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