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Popularity of organic food unbroken in Austria despite general price increases

Organic sales in the food trade in the first half of 2022 are above the previous year in Austria. In the process, total organic sales crack the 2.5 billion Euros mark in 2021.

More than 10,000 professionals attended Natexpo Lyon 2022

10,177 professionals from the organic sector met from September 18 to 20 at the Natexpo in Lyon. That is 27 per cent more participants than at the previous Lyon edition in 2020.

SPAR expands range with biodynamic vegetables from Morgentau

SPAR expands its organic assortment with Demeter potatoes and carrots from Morgentau which have recently become available at SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR in Austria.

EU Organics Awards: Here are the winners

Last Friday, the first EU Organic Awards were handed out. The event was hosted by the European Commission that presented the eight winners.

EU and Ukraine celebrate EU Organic Day on September 23

On September 23, Ukraine will celebrate the Organic Day together with the European Union. Join the online conference that starts at 10 am CET.

New organic cotton varieties successfully developed

In recent years, it had become more and more difficult for farmers to obtain good quality organic cotton seed. Now the first Indian organic cotton varieties are available after ten years of breeding.

Business partners for Ukrainian companies wanted

The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) supports Ukrainian companies in their search for business partners. Through an online platform European companies can cooperate with Ukrainian ones.

Leadership change at FiBL Switzerland

Else Bünemann-König took over from Paul Mäder as head of the Department of Soil Sciences at FiBL Switzerland on September 1st. She is also a member of the FiBL Switzerland Executive Committee.

Biomondo is now also a trading platform for larger quantities

The Swiss online marketplace is opening up to additional target groups which should further strengthen direct marketing in organic farming.

How to use behavioral insights to increase retail sales

Organic Denmark carried out a project in collaboration with iNudgeyou to find out how behavioral insights can be used to increase retails sales for organic fruit and vegetables. Here is what they found out.

Austrian consumers can now buy Alnatura products from mjam market

Since mid-August, more than 100 products from the organic brand Alnatura can be ordered and delivered through mjam market.

Center for Food Safety criticizes Inflation Reduction Act

The Center for Food Safety is criticizing the "Inflation Reduction Act" that was signed by the American President last week. Their Executive Director, Andrew Kimbrell, says the bill would not only address the climate crisis inadequately, it would furthermore even be counter-productive and subsidize GMO technology.

Florence joins Pesticide-Free Town Network

The city of Florence, Italy, joined the European Network of Pesticide-Free Cities. Municipalities in this network ban the use of pesticidies in public areas.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto takes place in September

The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022 will be held from September 22-26 in Turin, Italy. The international event is dedicated to food politics, sustainable agriculture and the environment.

Video gives insight about the situation of the Ukrainian organic movement

Watch this video about the Ukrainian organic movement, its achievements, the war, and prospects. Filmed on behalf of the German Ukrainian cooperation in organic agriculture (COA) with support of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The fifth World Organic Forum focused on Localizing SDGs

The fifth World Organic Forum was held at the end of June. Its focus was "Localizing SDGs" - the local implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Contribute with your initiative to the EU Organic Day

September 23 is the EU Organic Day – join many other initiatives across Europe in celebrating that day. 

Sales of organic food stay high in Austria in 2022

At the world's leading trade fair for organic food, Biofach, AMA Marketing and Bio Austria presented current figures on the development of organic food sales in food retail (LEH) and had very good news for the Austrian organic sector.

Finalists of the European Organic Awards were chosen

Last week, the finalists for the first EU organic awards were announced. 24 are shortlisted for 8 awards in 7 categories, such as best organic farmer male/female, best organic SME, retailer, restaurant, bio-district, region, and city.

Research prize honors the best theses on organic topics

Students can submit their theses for the Organic Food Industry Research Award until mid-October. The winners will receive several thousand euros in prize money.

Biofach Congress: Highlights for the specialist trade

The congress of the double trade fair Biofach and Vivaness will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 26 to July 29. It offers around 100 events  we provide an overview of important events for international visitors.

 


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