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The finalists of the 2022 Sustainable Food Awards have been selected

This year, almost 100 international entries were received, among which the finalists for each category have been chosen.

BioFach / Vivaness eSpecial 2021: Event tips

Despite the fact that Biofach / Vivaness is taking place exclusively digitally this year, the organizer is offering a diverse congress program. Here you will find some important congress events in English.

Natural Cosmetics Conference pauses in 2021

The Natural Cosmetics Conference will not take place in 2021. The reason: Managing Director Wolf Lüdge will be devoting himself to new challenges in the future. After four years, Lüdge is retiring from the chairmanship and organization of the congress.

Fair Trade company Gepa increases chocolate sales

Despite the Corona crisis, sales of the fair trade organization have been rising by 12.6 per cent within last year. However, Gepa has seen declines in seasonal chocolate products.

What Covid-19 has to do with meat consumption

The call for more quality and less mass in meat production has gone unheard. Instead, according to the Meat Atlas 2021, global meat consumption has doubled in the past 20 years and caused many diseases.

Biofach / Vivaness 2021: What exhibitors and participants can expect in the "eSpecial”

For the first time, the world's leading trade fair for organic products will be held online only. But in addition to pure exhibitor profiles and product presentations, the organizers offer highlights such as congress events via live streams and "on demand".

Organic Field Days 2021 cancelled: Alternative date in 2022 possible

Despite the planned precautionary measures, the organizers of the Organic Field Days have now decided to cancel the event due to the current pandemic situation. A new date for next year is currently being discussed.

Sustainable Foods Summit: New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, there is a growing debate about its long-term repercussions on food production and consumption. The virtual edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit North America from 25th-28th of January 2021 will discuss the sustainability implications of the coronavirus pandemic on the food industry.

Change of management at Logocos

L'Oréal has begun the restructuring of its natural cosmetics subsidiary. The measures include the establishment of a Logocos business unit within the Group and a new top management team.

Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia postponed

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the exhibitors announced that Spain’s and Portugal’s biggest trade event will not take place as planned. The two joint exhibitions have been rescheduled to September 2021.

Vegan diet protects the climate

A study from Austria shows the different CO2 balances of various diets. They can be improved by using organic products.

Campaign for plant-based nutrition: The “Veganuary”-trend moves trade and catering

For the eighth time, the Veganuary initiative is calling on people worldwide to eat vegan in January. In addition to just under half a million participants, numerous companies, including many conventional ones, are also taking advantage of the initiative's reach.

Greenpeace Market Check: Organic herbal and fruit teas in Austrian supermarkets

The environmental protection organization Greenpeace took a close look at the tea assortment of supermarkets in Austria. The evaluation revealed a surprisingly high proportion of organic products.

Novel food: EU continues testing of CBD products

Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, the EU wants to clarify once again whether products containing the hemp plant active ingredient cannabidiol qualify as novel foods.

IFOAM Organics International launches global directory for organic certifiers

The international umbrella organization for the organic agricultural movement recently has started a database for third-party certification bodies worldwide. The new service is aimed at assisting concerned stakeholders with identifying appropriate certification bodies around the world.

Pesticide findings in organic sesame from India

For a good two months now, findings of the banned active ingredient ethylene oxide have been accumulating in the EU. The origin is sesame seeds that come from India. Conventional and organic companies are affected.

Wessanen now called Ecotone

The parent company of Clipper and Tartex wants to underline its eco-mission with a new name. The headquarters of the organic company is also different.

Conventional cocoa is not sustainable

20 years of voluntary sustainability efforts in the cocoa sector have not shown any success. This is the conclusion drawn by the editors of the Cocoa Barometer 2020. There is also room for improvement in organic cocoa.

Textile certifier GOTS uncovers fraud with Indian organic cotton

By own investigations the eco-textile standard GOTS has detected a fraud with falsified certificates. The case concerns 20.000 tons of alleged organic cotton from India.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit: Cosmetics in a post-Covid society

The European and North American editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit were hosted on online platforms this year. The summits brought together executives from the beauty industry to discuss sustainability issues. Ecovia intelligence has now compiled the corner marks of the two summits.

Veggieworld: New partner, new dates for 2021

After the organizer got into an imbalance due to the corona crisis, the surrender of the trademark rights saved the international trade fair from having to go out of business. The dates for spring 2021 are already fixed.


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