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Register now: Organic Innovation Days 2019

People interested in innovation to transform food and farming through organics can register now for TP Organics' Organic Innovation Days 2019, taking place on 3-4 December in Brussels.

Trump plans to facilitate approval of genetically modified organisms in the U.S.

President Donald Trump has ordered the revision of the regulations for approvals of genetically modified organisms (GMO). According to the agency Bloomberg, his aim is to speed up the approval process for GMOs in agricultural products, reduce development costs and increase investments in agricultura biotechnology.

Glyphosate: Austria’s exit decision gives hope

The decision of the Austrian parliament to prohibit glyphosate has once again rekindled the debate about the controversial weedkiller. The German government plans to present an exit plan in September.

European Organic Congress 2019: Most important facts

The organic community gathered the European Organic Congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-21 June. The theme of the congress was innovation and technology. Read the most important take-aways following the event.

Sonnentor committed to a grandchildren-friendly Austria

The herbal specialist Sonnentor has initiated an association for the promotion of an Austrian environment suitable for grandchildren. This association is committed to agriculture free from pesticides and wants to support organic farmers whose crops have been contaminated by pesticide drift.

U.S. organic sales over 50 billion dollars

Sales of organic food and natural products increased in the USA in 2018. This was announced by the Organic Trade Association. The figures in detail.

Call for Nominations: International One World Award

It is once again time to nominate innovation ideas, projects, and individuals from around the world for the One World Award (OWA). This international award will be presented for the sixth time by organic food producer Rapunzel and global non-profit IFOAM – Organics International.

How farmers from the Vinschgau region increase the traceability of their products

The Vinschgau producers of fruit and vegetables have presented a new project for the traceability of their products: "BioGraphy". Read what it is all about.

USA suspends Control Union of Turkish Office

The US Department of Agriculture has suspended the accreditation of the Turkey office of Control Union office for certification of the US National Organic Program. At the same time, the authority tightened controls on organic import from the region.

Regulations for Insect Cultivation

The organic association Naturland has adopted the first-ever EU organic farming directive for insects. The insects are to be processed into feed for organic fish.

Coming up: Biofach South East Asia

In July organic products will take centre stage at the Impact Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, when Biofach South East Asia is held for the second time. The programm offers many highlights.

“It is not fair to blame the whole country as a risk” – Interview with Sergiy Galashevskyy

Sergiy Galashevskyy is the general manager of the Ukrainian control body Organic Standard. He talked with organic-market.info about the organic sector in the Ukraine, about his control work and the challenges.

EOC 2019: Let's talk about innovation and technology

In June, European and national policy-makers and the organic community will gather in Bucharest, Romania, for the European Organic Congress 2019. The theme of the congress is "Innovation and technology: how organic improves, inspires & delivers". Find out more about the agenda.

USA: Organic Strawberries with Glyphosate

In the USA, some strawberries grow in pots containing nutrient solutions, on soils previously treated with glyphosate. Nevertheless, they are sold as organic products.

Europe: Enough organic apples until the next harvest

Organic apple producers in Europe must supply the market until the new season. But in 2018 they had to contend with extreme weather conditions.

Middle East: Growth in the organic market

Retail, wholesale and HoReCa: The Organic F&B market in the Middle East is growing. Read what it is expected to be worth by 2022.

Soil Association Certification: formal partnership with Ecocert

Soil Association Certification joined forces in a formal partnership, with ECOCERT Group, the leading French Organic Certification body. Read what it is about.

EU Organic Imports: Statistics bring Light into the Dark

Bananas, cereals or animal feed: the EU imported 3.26 million tonnes of organic food in 2018. New statistics show what and from where.

Group Certification: Advantages of Acting Jointly for Organic

A study by the research institute FiBL shows that most organic smallholders in Southern countries have formed groups and obtain their organic certification jointly. The study found that this system brings the farmers significant advantages.

Dairy consolidation: Emmi acquires majority stake in Leeb

Switzerland’s largest dairy company buys into well-known organic goat milk processor. They promise further growth in the future.

This Blogger opens Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

An influential author and blogger will be opening the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit North America. Dive into the important subject of his keynote and find out what he has to say. (Picture © Ecovia Intelligence)


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