The Wessanen Group, which has been renamed Ecotone, is on an expansion course, focusing on the market launch of new products and not ruling out further acquisitions in the organic sector.
Organic soils emit significantly less greenhouse gases than conventional soils. This has been proven by a one-off long-term experiment.
The EU Commission continues to allow conventional chicks in organic laying hen husbandry. The producers' association Fürstenhof is taking legal action against this.
The Bayer subsidiary Monsanto has to pay USD 80.3 mn in damages to Edwin Hardeman, who is suffering from cancer. This was decided by the jury of a U.S. federal court in San Francisco.
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of a ban on disposable plastics. In addition to plastic cutlery, other products are affected. Before the implementation of the ban, however, the Member States must also adopt the ban.
The Austrians have the fourth highest proportion of organic food in the whole of Europe. This was announced by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) - which provided further organic figures.
The EU Court of Auditors has examined the eco-control system. Some things are going well, but many things are going badly. Read about where the greatest problem is.
Agricultural economists at the University of Göttingen have examined purchasing intentions and decisions. Read what the study says is more important: seal or price?
According to research carried out by Testbiotech, the US agricultural authority APHIS has already granted more than 20 approvals for plants whose genetic material has been modified using new genetic engineering methods.
The jury in the Hardemann vs. Monsanto case has decided: The herbicide Roundup from Bayer subsidiary Monsanto is primarily responsible for Edwin Hardeman's cancer. The case is regarded as precedent-setting.
60 large garden centres, trading under the name "Botanic", have expanded their range to include organic food. The markets are mainly located in the east and southeast of France.
In the Vinschgau region of South Tyrol, the wind blows pesticides from conventional orchards even to remote places. This is the result of a study by the Munich Environmental Institute.
An EU statistic shows: Pesticides are particularly often reported in organic imports from China, India and Turkey.
40 tonnes of frozen strawberries from Turkey were contaminated with 25 pesticides. The EU Commission suspects fraud.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) continues to grow with an increase of 14.6 percent. The organisation now certifies 5,760 companies in 64 countries. GOTS presented further business figures in a press release.
IFOAM EU invites interested parties to save the date for the 13th European Organic Congress in June and gives a short glimpse at the most important program points.
Plant-based alternatives and cultured meat: Proveg International’s “New Food Conference – Rethinking the Food Industry” as well as the trade fair VeggieWorld will take place in March in Berlin.
The organic grain production in the US is growing, but not fast enough to meet the needs of the food and expanding organic livestock industry. This is the result of a report released by the US Organic Grain Collaboration, in partnership with the Organic Trade Association.
In the USA, 11,200 lawsuits have been filed by people who blame the pesticide Roundup with its active ingredient glyphosate for having caused their cancer disease. This was announced by the Bayer Group in its 2018 Annual Report.
The Swiss grocer Coop reported an increase of organic food in 2018. The Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture also published positive figures - for organic cheese.
In France the consumption of organic food has increased in 2017. So, the french market offers a genuine opportunity to brands wishing to develope their export sales. Read for more details.
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