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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.

Denmark remains organic world champion

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.

Organic industry takes positive stock for 2021

This year, Biofach will not take place before July. However, the balance conference, which regularly kicks off the organic trade fair, already took place this Tuesday.

Demand for international conference against patents on seeds grows

A petition calling for the convening of an international patent conference by the responsible ministers has been running since November 2021. In the meantime, the campaign is receiving more and more supporters.

Rapunzel puts an end to promotional prices

The organic pioneer no longer wants to boost sales of its products with promotional discounts, but with education. Rapunzel will explain to customers why Samba & Co. are worth their full price in a campaign starting in March.

Gepa increases chocolate sales by 21 per cent

15.8 million chocolate products were sold by the Fair Trade company in 2021. Gepa has raised the minimum price per tonne for which the organisation buys cocoa from its suppliers to 3,500 US dollars.

Why agricultural change also needs a change of diet

How can a modern, sustainable agricultural and food system succeed? This was the question posed by experts from science, politics and the organic sector at the event "Culinary Arts in the 21st Century" by the German Association of Organic Food Producers. The consensus among the participants was that the agricultural turnaround will fail without a radical change in our usual eating habits.

These are the ten most important nutrition trends in 2022

For the new edition of the "Nutrition Trends Report", Nutrition Hub network and the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s Federal Centre for Nutrition surveyed experts on current trends in nutrition. Ten developments have emerged.

 

Biofach in July – Pros and Cons of the postponement

Before the decision for the summer date was made, exhibitors could give their opinion. Organic-market.info spoke to Biofach Director Danila Brunner about their arguments for and against the new date.

Pesticide Atlas: Around 385 million people poisoned with pesticides every year

The German environmental organisation BUND and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have compiled facts and figures that clearly show how dangerous synthetic pesticides are.

Abcert takes over Eco Control

The organic certification body Abcert took over the natural cosmetics certification body Eco Control GmbH on 1 January. This was announced by Abcert last week.

Biofach and Vivaness take place in July

Nürnberg Messe is moving the Biofach and Vivaness trade fair duo from February to July due to the Corona pandemic. Most exhibitors have agreed to the new date, the organisers say.

North American Sustainable Foods Summit: Upcycled Foods to Take Off in 2022

From 24-27th January 2022, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held online again. The summit comprises four conference sessions around upcycled food trend and its influence on the sustainable food industry.

New European Organic Law: What has changed?

The new European organic legislation has been in force for about two weeks. All the changes at a glance.

Weleda wants to grow again

After the decline in sales in the Corona year, the natural cosmetics manufacturer wants to be back in the black. However, managing director Nataliya Yarmolenko explains why Weleda does not want to grow in order to make more profit.

Organic pioneers found joint raw materials company “Biodina”

Four organic companies from Italy and Switzerland are joining forces in the new raw materials company "Biodina". A former Alnatura manager sits on the management board.

Why pesticide use costs the EU population billions

The pesticide sector cost taxpayers in the European Union more than two billion euros in 2017. This is the conclusion reached by several environmental organisations from France in a joint study. This is how they have calculated.

World nutrition: What is the meat of tomorrow?

The global population is growing. And so is its need for protein. Meat from factory farming is not a solution. But what alternatives are there and are they really better for the environment?

"Crickets are considered a starter insect"

Florian Berendt is the founder and managing director of an insect farm in Bremen, Germany. In a short interview, he reveals what opportunities insects have as a meat substitute and how to convince people to bite into the grasshopper.

EU-Organic-Regulation: Salt is to become organic - producers are alarmed

The EU Commission wants to make salt an organic ingredient. Suppliers of artisanal sea salt warn against lax rules that would make almost any salt organic.

When a US superstar buys vegan chocolate at the organic supermarket

In a Denns store in Berlin, the US singer Billie Eilish buys vegan chocolate from the Ecofinia brand "iChoc" in March 2019 and posts a video from her tour bus including a prominent flash of the bars. Around a year later, the singer's management contacted the German manufacturer.


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