Europe's agriculture and food industry should become significantly more ecological by 2030. According to the strategy ‘From Farm to Fork’ which was presented by the EU Commission, the share of organic farming in the EU should increase to 25 percent by 2030 and the use of pesticides and antibiotics halved. It also includes some genetic engineering.
The founder of one of the first ever organic stores in Germany, Klaus Griesbach died at the age of 76. He was a visionary. His theses on organic specialist trade are still valid today.
With the takeover of Eisblümerl Naturkost GmbH, Midsona Deutschland GmbH (Davert) contributes to the growth strategy of the Swedish Midsona Group. The production capacities of Eisblümerl in Lauterhofen are to be expanded.
From 11 to 14 July 2019, the Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok became the key hub for South-East Asia’s organic industry. As the promoters reported, Biofach South East Asia and Natural Expo South East Asia brought attracted 24,196 visitors, who were presented with a wide range of special display areas, high-calibre conference programme and a royal visit.
In the face of the climate catastrophe and biodiversity loss, Indian environmental activist and feminist Vandana Shiva encourages global civil disobedience and calls for transition to 100 percent organic farming.
Eco-sponsoring for underwater biodiversity: LaSelva helps to prevent trawl fishery off the Tuscan coast with money from the sale its organic Bio-Cantina wine.
The North American edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit took place in New York in July. Senior executives discussed pressing sustainability issues facing the detergents & home care industry. Read the 10 key take-aways.
Fermentation has turned into a gourmet status in recent years. And it is also being hyped in cosmetics at the moment. Especially when the creams and lotions come from Korea, which is currently considered a trendsetter in cosmetics.
The 4th Organic Lifestyle Expo is held on August 2nd and 3rd 2019 at the Shinjuku NS Building Event Hall in Shinjuku. It is organized by the Japan Organic Forum Japan. The scale of the event will be about 150 booths from 147 companies.
In 2018, around 1.8 percent more eggs were produced in Germany than 2017. The production of organic eggs also increased significantly.
On July 29, humanity has used nature’s resource budget for the entire year: It is Earth Overshoot Day. The date has moved up two months over the past 20 years. This year is the earliest date ever.
The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) reported the find of unapproved genetically modified wheat on an unplanted field in the US state of Washington. The wheat was modified to be resistance against the herbicide Roundup.
From 16 to 18 May 2019, the international organic scene gathered in China at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The 13th round of Biofach China was extremely successful, informs the press office. Find out more details.
Entries are now open for this year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards organised by Ecovia Intelligence. There are five categories.
New Zealand’s very first Export Organic Onions have arrived in Europe. Read from which grower they came from.
In the Indian state Haryana, a small farmer has illegally planted genetically modified eggplants. Environmental activists fear that this is not an isolated case and demand decisive action from the authorities – so far without success.
President Donald Trump has ordered the revision of the regulations for approvals of genetically modified organisms (GMO). According to the agency Bloomberg, his aim is to speed up the approval process for GMOs in agricultural products, reduce development costs and increase investments in agricultura biotechnology.
The decision of the Austrian parliament to prohibit glyphosate has once again rekindled the debate about the controversial weedkiller. The German government plans to present an exit plan in September.
The organic community gathered the European Organic Congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-21 June. The theme of the congress was innovation and technology. Read the most important take-aways following the event.
The herbal specialist Sonnentor has initiated an association for the promotion of an Austrian environment suitable for grandchildren. This association is committed to agriculture free from pesticides and wants to support organic farmers whose crops have been contaminated by pesticide drift.
Sales of organic food and natural products increased in the USA in 2018. This was announced by the Organic Trade Association. The figures in detail.
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