Consumers in Germany spent significantly more money on fair trade products in 2021 than in the previous year. Growth drivers were roses, cocoa and tea.
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.
The EU declared 23 September as EU Organic Day. IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A global coalition of companies and organisations has launched an ambitious action: in an open letter, 50 world leaders call for a carbon tax on meat and dairy products.
"Organic is stuck in the luxury niche" writes the NZZ, blaming Swiss retailers and their pricing. The latter rejects this - and remains silent about its margins.
After the test launch in Germany, the discounter is now introducing the eco-label on a test basis in the two Benelux countries. The company's goal is to introduce a comprehensible sustainability label.
On 25-28th October 2021, the European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit take place online for the second time. Stakeholders from the cosmetics and beauty sector will discuss about green materials, new technologies, marketing and customer impacts. The Sustainable Beauty Awards will be hosted alongside the conference.
Organic products also sold particularly well in the United States in the Corona year. The Organic Trade Association reports double-digit growth. Above all, fresh produce increased.
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