Following the EU Parliament, the EU member states in the Agricultural Council have now also decided that the new EU organic regulation will not apply until the beginning of 2022.
Biotropic, the fruit and vegetable importer asked employees in its branches from France to Costa Rica to the Ivory Coast, to report on Corona and the situation for them locally.
Andrea Fütterer from Gepa, the fair trade organisation was stuck in Honduras until the 3rd April has reported back on the situation in Honduras for Gepa’s coffee partners in Honduras and the people's protest against the curfew.
Gepa, the fair trade organisation has reported on the situation for its worldwide partners from for craft enterprises as well as food producers. Their situation is very different ...
Gebana, the Swiss fair trade company processes mangoes and cashew nuts from local organic farmers in Burkina Faso. In a blog post, the company reports on the impact of Corona there.
On its website, Lidl Germany publishes a list of the main suppliers for its food and non-food private label range. The discounter thus fulfils transparency requirements that the German organic specialist trade has not yet realised for its own brands.
Otto Greither - whose name stands for health, humanity and vision, became 95 yesterday this week. On this very special birthday, Salus employees paid tribute to their long-standing managing director.
Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia, the major international trade events for natural and organic products, have confirmed new dates due to the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak.
From this spring, customers will a find new bright yellow organic banana, in the organic section of the French supermarket chain Carréfour. They are called Pointe d'Or, are grown in the traditional way and are resistant to the Black Sigatoka fungus.
A European Citizens’ Initiative aims to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers, and save bees and nature. If it gathers one million signatures by September 2020, the EU Commission and Parliament must consider turning the campaign’s demands into law.
The annoying search for coins to unlock the shopping trolleys will soon be a thing of the past. An app on the ever-present smart phone can do the job and offer retailers many additional benefits.
A quite exceptional flavour from Finland that will enhance the ice cream range at organic food stores: it comes from Suomisen Maito Oy, the ice cream manufacturers, using Aura pine but guaranteed needle-free.
The 16th round of Biofach Japan was scheduled for 10 - 13 March 2020. It would have taken place at the Biofach Japan Pavilion at Foodex Japan in Chiba, Tokyo. Now the event is cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Organic Wine Iberia co-located with Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia, will take place at Ifema-Feria de Madrid, on 3-4 June. The event will feature over 600 exhibiting companies.
Thanks to improved aroma protection bags for tea, Sonnentor can eliminate the wood-made wrapping film from all boxes. This ‘unveiling’ will save the environment from around 20 tons of packaging every year.
The focus of the German BÖLW (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft – Organic food production alliance) event at the Biofach Congress was on the new organic legislation from 01 January 2021, the changes companies will face and the state of work in progress on specific regulations.
As the Hamburg-based skin care giant announced, the ‘Stop The Water While Using Me’ brand has been part of the group since February.
Biofach, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, achieved record highs for exhibitor numbers.
The newly introduced CAP Eco-scheme has a great potential to drive transition to more sustainable farming systems, according to a new report by research institutes FiBL and IEEP, commissioned by IFOAM EU.
Friend of the Sea, a project by the World Sustainability Organization, has developed certification standards for sustainable sea salt production. Companies that fulfil the criteria can use the "Friend of the Sea" eco-label for their sea salt products.
The reports on the use of artificial fertilizers for Spanish organic vegetables have provoked a reaction. CAAE, Spain’s largest certification body, wants to only certify fertilizers that meet a Spanish standard for organic horticulture farms. But is that enough?
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