Last Friday, the first EU Organic Awards were handed out. The event was hosted by the European Commission that presented the eight winners.
Net-zero emissions in organic agriculture in Switzerland are challenging, but possible. This is the conclusion of a study published today by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).
For the first time, Swiss retailers and direct marketers turned over more than four billion Swiss Francs in organic products, Bio Suisse announced at its annual media conference this year.
The manufacturer behind brands like Sojade and Bergerie has a new name. Since April 1, the company has been operating under the first name of its founder.
The manufacturer behind the specialist trade brand Pasta Nuova has been operating under the name Mossa GmbH since April 1. The renaming is intended to make external communication clearer and more transparent.
The EU Commission has presented a series of proposals aimed at protecting the climate and strengthening retailers and consumers. According to the proposals, ambiguous statements about a product's environmental properties will no longer be permitted.
In 2021, special offers and organic products were again in particular demand. Consumption was above the pre-crisis level, although not quite as high as in 2020.
Last week, the applications for the first EU organic awards were launched. Organic operators can now apply for eight awards within seven categories.
For the third year in a row, Lidl Switzerland recorded an increase in sales of organic products. Thus, sales of organically produced food increased by 20 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year.
Russia's war against Ukraine is also influencing the businesses of organic companies. They are closing sites and having difficulty obtaining raw materials. All of them, however, are united in solidarity with Ukraine.
The EU has approved "Clean Smoke," an alternative smoking process for organic products that is considered particularly clean and environmentally friendly. The first products are to be sold in natural food stores as early as March.
The three-person management team of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL) will have a new composition as of April. Beate Huber succeeds Lucius Tamm.
Following the acquisition of the Kissyo ice cream brand, Followfood has become a majority shareholder in the consulting and trading company Blueyou. Their know-how is to help the organic manufacturer achieve even more transparent supply chains.
Lorenzo Pileri is the new Managing Director of CCPB. The company, based in Bologna, Italy, certifies organic food and organic non-food products.
The organic food and farming movement analyzed the Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027 (CAP) of several member states. Their conclusion is that most CAP national Strategic Plans lack ambition and will not contribute to significantly developing organic farming in the EU or to achieving the EU’s targets set in the Farm to Fork Strategy.
To stimulate the goal of 25 percent organic farming by 2030, the European Commission will grant annual awards for the best and most innovative organic players in its Organic Action Plan.
On plantations in Costa Rica and South Africa, people work for the lowest wages and under catastrophic conditions. German supermarkets profit from this.
The organic retailer was able to further expand its growth from the previous year in 2021. The workforce again benefited from the positive business development. Dennree also invested in its warehouse at the company headquarters in Toepen.
Germany remains the largest market for natural cosmetics in Europe. In 2021, the division gained 1.6 million customers. Meanwhile, organic specialist retailers are losing their importance as a sales channel.
The 16th edition of the European Organic Congress will be held from June 16 to 17 in Bordeaux, France. Organic stakeholders will have the opportunity to attend in-person sessions and engage with experts in the relevant fields.
Figures on the global organic market show that the Danes have been number one in organic product consumption for 11 years in a row. In 2020, the Danish organic market share was again the highest of all countries with 13 per cent.
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