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Agribusiness torpedoes Farm to Fork-Strategy for sustainable agriculture

Leaked documents reveal how the agricultural industry is trying to denigrate the EU strategy. Their aim is to influence the EU Parliament's vote on the strategy on Tuesday.

Natexpo 2021 on site and with digital platform

From the end of next week, Natexpo will be hosted digitally and on site in Paris. So far, over 1,000 exhibitors have registered, including 150 new companies and many foodtech professionals.

Bio Suisse and Naturland join forces

The two organic associations are harmonising guidelines and standardising controls. The main focus is on a more sustainable use of water and working conditions in certified farms.

Rapunzel expands management

The natural food producer fills two more management positions with members of the founding family. Following son Leonhard Wilhelm, two of Joseph Wilhelm's daughters are now also moving up in the company.

International Green Week: Back on site in 2022

The trade fair for food and agriculture will take place again as a live event in 2022. From 21 to 30 January everything revolves around the motto "Natural Connection".

Organic Trade Association council urges global community to think organic

The Organic Trade Association’s Sustainable Food Trade Action (SFTA) Council has laid out four key strategies to enlist organic in the fight to end world hunger and protect the planet, as part of a historic global brainstorming session sponsored by the United Nations on how to achieve a worldwide sustainable food system.

SCS 2021: Future Evolution of Sustainable Cosmetics

On 25-28th October 2021, the European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit takes place online for the second time. Stakeholders from the cosmetics and beauty sector will discuss the evolution of sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry.

EU declares official "Organic Day"

The EU declared 23 September as EU Organic Day. IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the initiative.

Followfood wants to grow faster with new investor

The organic company wants to become the leading brand for ecological transformation in Europe. The founder of a battery company, who specialises in green technologies as an investor, is supposed to support the plans.

DM Austria signs contract with Demeter

The organic product range in the Austrian branches of the drugstore chain continues to grow. In the process, more and more Demeter products are added to the shelves. Now the cooperation with the association has been contractually regulated.

IFOAM Organics International: New World Board and OWC Host 2024

After receiving applications from all over the world, the General Assembly selected 10 new members to join the World Board for the team 2021 – 2024. The President is Karen Mapusua.

Bio-Austria fears end of organic boom in Austria

Organic sales in Austria climbed to a new record high in 2020. And 2021 will probably be even better. But while demand continues to rise, fewer and fewer farms in Austria are converting to organic.

Organic Food Conference 2021: Programme highlights

The Organic Food Conference will take place in Warsaw as a hybrid event this year. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Organic food”.

Online networking project “Ukrainian Organic Export Days 2021”

The sectoral export B2B project for Ukrainian producers of organic food and feed products, “Ukrainian Organic Export Days 2021”, will be started on 20 September 2021. The project will take place digitally.

Business Alliance calls for more climate protection by future German government

A business alliance demands more commitment to climate protection from the future German government - and sends its recommendations for action at the same time. Among the senders are also associations from the organic sector.

"Pressure in the value chain is passed downwards"

What about justice in organic farming? Raphael Pierro, trainee in the Organic Food and Farming programme talked about this with Jan Plagge. In the interview, the president of Bioland and IFOAM Organics Europe explains why value chains are only fair if there is a balance between all partners.

Sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to save bees and farmers

People can still support the initiative with their signatures until the end of September. From 1 million signatures the European institutions must consider turning the campaign's demands into law.

Sonett: Growing for the Common Good

Eco-pioneer Sonett is one of the German market leaders in organic detergents and cleaning products. But the manufacturer also sets standards in its dealings with employees and its attitude towards company property and capital.  

Organic World Congress 2021 digital and on site

Representatives of the organic sector will meet for the 20th Organic World Congress this time from 6 to 10 September 2021 in Rennes, France, and digitally. The hybrid conference will focus on current issues in global organic agriculture.

Will cosmetics manufacturers soon have to list 87 fragrances on their packaging?

In future, 87 allergenic fragrances are to be declared in cosmetic products instead of the previous 26. This is part of a regulation that the EU Commission is currently working on. What is disputed is where the allergens should be listed.

Veganz closes equity round with new investors

The plant-based food specialist has raised fresh capital and plans to build the largest vegan production facility in Europe. The initial public offering is coming up soon.


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