There are about 200 purchasing associations in Italy for the communal purchasing of goods.
About 40,000 pounds of sweets and chocolate products manufactured by Dagoba Organic Chocolate, have been recalled, because they may contain high levels of lead.
Organic processing in France is a new industry. Two-thirds of companies have been certified organic only since 1998.
The multiple Wal-Mart Inc. announced end of March 2006 that it will carry more than 400 organic products by this summer in select stores.
Whether anti-ageing cream, fine wine vinegars or health-promoting ‘Acerola Taler’ in bio quality, this year’s BioFach was once again the opportunity to present new products.
Rome is the largest agricultural town in Europe.
In April there is to be a new basis for discussion of the EU Organic Regulation.
Ecor Spa, the largest Italian distributing company of organic products and B’io, an association of more than 200 specialized stores in Italy, were present at the national Fair of Sustainability “Terra Futura”.
While four years ago only a few health/natural food shops existed in Slovakia, today there are more than forty such shops.
The company Beraca Ingredients has been granted Ecocert organic certification for its personal care ingredients.
The number of organic farms in Switzerland has declined for the first time in 25 years according to the organic food organisation, Bio Suisse.
The whole food shop Ambar is only about 20 paces from the pedestrian area in Istanbul’s busy town centre (Beyoglu), and it is mainly regulars who shop in the 20 m² store.
The organic umbrella organisation, Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ), is to receive $1.5 million in government funding over the next three years.
Malta Organic Agriculture Movement in collaboration with the Mellieha Local Council organized an open public forum on Organic Farming, Ecotourism and Agritourism.
Children are facing higher risks from pesticides than adults and need greater protection.
This year, the German organic-supermarket chain Basic intends to pass the 20 store threshold.
Following complaints of allergenic reactions among farmers growing genetically modified cotton, a three member panel was set up to investigate the matter.
Organic livestock production is growing rapidly throughout the world, and sales are anticipated to increase dramatically in the coming years.
The Slovak market for organic products is just being born and the share of organic food in the turnover of food products was less than 0.1 % in 2004.