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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.

Fibl launches new sustainability label “We Care”

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL) has developed a sustainability standard for companies in the food industry. It covers the entire value chain, is geared towards continuous improvement and has been pre-tested by two organic companies.

Why natural cosmetics companies are increasingly turning to online retailing

The Corona pandemic has rapidly changed the natural cosmetics industry, from new distribution concepts to unprecedented new products and growing competition from conventional manufacturers. In Vivaness' "Beauty Briefing 2021," blogger Julia Keith takes us through the most important developments in the market.

“Roots of Resilience” webinar on agroecological transition

Participants are invited to exchange with policy makers on the challenges and opportunities for an agroecological transition in Europe. 

Austria: Organic sales rise to 713 million euros

Like Germany, Austria also reports record sales figures for organic food. But the Austrians are already a bit further ahead.

Organic sales in Germany up 22 per cent

The German market and demand for organic products developed positively in 2020. Direct and online marketing in particular boomed in the Corona year, as BÖLW announced at the industry's annual press conference at Biofach in Nuremberg. This momentum must be used, according to the appeal to politicians.

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.


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