The Farm-to-Fork strategy and the biodiversity strategy were presented in Brussels and are both part of the European Commission's New Green Deal. According to the reports organic farming should increase to 25 percent and the use of pesticides and antibiotics halved in the EU member states by 2030.
Officially, glyphosate has so far been considered safe for bees. Now, American scientists have shown that glyphosate changes the intestinal flora of bees, making them more susceptible to infections.
Around 10,000 professionals from the organic sector came to visit the Natexpo 2018. The French organic trade show was held in Lyon for the first time.
In 2017, pesticide manufacturers sold 7% more active ingredients than in the previous year. The exact figures were released by the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
A new survey published by Soil Association Certification has identified significant opportunities for organic businesses looking to utilise sustainable card and paper-based packaging solutions.
Scientists at London's Imperial College have successfully tested mosquitoes with gene drive in the laboratory. They now plan to release GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso in West Africa to combat malaria.
From 6 to 9 June, the Anhembi exhibition center in Sao Paulo hosted the international organic sector in Brazil for the first time, as the organizers announced only now.
What does the sales barometer for organic shops in Germany look like in the second quarter of 2018? organic-market.info has found out: The turnover of the shops surveyed continues to rise.
According to a survey, 98% of Austrian organic farmers would decide to switch back to organic farming again. Many of them see organic farming as an attitude to life.
In 2016, Satyendra Dwivedi has founded an organic food production company called Elworld Agro. Within only two years, he was able to win over 2000 partners – thanks to his company’s farmer-friendly pricing model.
On 5-7th November 2018, the 10th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will be hosted in Paris, France. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions and a workshop.
Sonett is converting its product certifications for detergents and cosmetics. "The transition will be smooth", announces Managing Director Beate Oberdorfer.
The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.
In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, organic food sales now account for 9% of total food sales.
This week, Natexpo will be hosted in Lyon, France, for the first time. At the fair, organic pioneers as well as start-ups will present their new products alongside innovative initiatives.
At its nineth network meeting in Berlin, the European network of GMO-free regions adopted a declaration to “Continue with the precautionary approach to GMOs”.
Thousands of people came to visit Go! Organic Festival in London. It was the first dedicated organic consumer festival taking place in England's capital.
On 6th November 2018, Ecovia Intelligence will co-host the Sustainable Beauty Awards Reception alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris. Entries for the contest are still open until 22nd September.
On 26th September, the seventh BioBorrel edition will take place in Amsterdam. Registrations are possible until next Thursday.
Lemonaid accuses the German discounter Lidl of consumer deception. There is an open letter and a social media campaign. Lidl has now taken the floor at the request of bio-markt.info.
Tomorrow a new denn's organic market will open in Eisenstadt. The Austrian denn's organic market family will thus grow to 28 markets.
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