At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board. They re-elected Jan Plagge as President. He is the President of Bioland e.V. (Germany and North Italy) and has many years of experience developing the organic sector. He has a background as an organic farmer and organic farm advisor.
The SGS Institut Fresenius has rejected Neumarkter Lammsbräu's criticism of its seal of approval for premium mineral water. The institute examines legal steps.
The EU Directorate General for Health and Food Safety inspected Italy's eco-control system in June 2018. The audit report now published, confirms progress made by the member state, but still criticises some details.
Coop was able to increase its retail and wholesale sales last year. According to the Swiss company, sales rose to around 30.7 bn Swiss francs.
Agriculture, food and horticulture: Again, the International Green Week will take place in January. We have selected two event tips for the organic sector.
The organic sector is still a long way from truly environmentally friendly logistics, says Richard Mergner of BUND Germany. With organic-market.info, he spoke about possible undesirable developments.
The three European institutions Commission, Council as well as the Parliament have agreed on a new regulation for fertilisers. The new regulation is to be implemented from the year 2022.
From 18th to 20th January 2019, the second edition of the International Trade Fair „Organics & Millets“ will take place in Bangalore, the organic capital of India. The exhibition offers a diversified program.
After purchasing the organic supermarket chain Whole Foods in 2017, the online retailer Amazon plans to open more organic supermarket stores in the US. Further, a delivery service for organic food is to be established at all locations.
As the second country in the world, Kyrgyzstan has decided to shift to a completely organic agriculture by 2028. The plan follows the action of another Asian country.
Despite massive organic advertising in the conventional food retail: The organic specialist trade also recorded an increase in turnover in the 3rd quarter and can now look back on a good year of continuous growth.
Organic agriculture is more damaging to the climate than conventional agriculture. This is what scientists from Sweden and the USA claim. Is there a point in it?
The dispute continues: After a warning in November, Neumarkter Lammsbräu filed a lawsuit against Danone and Fresenius. The case concerns labels on Volvic bottles.
From 16th- 17st January 2019, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in San Francisco, USA. The summit comprises four conference sessions.
A German organic raw material trader has sued the EU Commission. It is to pay for the damage caused by an inspection body approved by it.
Genetically modified bacteria with antibiotic resistance were introduced into animal feed mixtures throughout Europe via a vitamin supplement.
Bio Development AG is seeking reinforcement: Daniel von Meißner will support the company in the future.
A lot of yield on a small area - for organic farmers this should be possible with elaborated ecological cultivation methods. Three examples.
Copper may continue to be used in agriculture as a remedy against fungal diseases. This is what the EU Commission has proposed. Why?
In France, the organic sector has been booming for years, sometimes with double-digit annual growth rates. In 2017, a further 265 organic stores opened their doors. Among them big organic players.
Fairtrade International has raised the minimum price for fair trade cocoa. But that is not enough for a decent life.
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