Europe Finland05.07.2016 Editor
The Demeter International Members' Assembly was held from 13 to 18 June in Finland. In view of the challenges occurring in our time we need a paradigm shift in agriculture. The Demeter actors from all regions of the world saw in the biodynamic method a holistic model for societal change. Representatives of Demeter and biodynamic associations in 23 countries on five continents gathered to discuss and adopt strategies for taking forward agriculture and the food economy. There was also agreement that new gene technologies like CRISPR-Cas, Cisgenetics and TALEN have to be regulated, since they are technical interventions in cell and genome.
It’s been a good year for the organic industry: the turnover of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in Germany, on the European and international markets has grown continually. The area of organically farmed land and the number of organic farms have increased slightly in this Year of the Soil. Look back with us over the organic year in our review!
Sales of organic products were up five percent in Finland in 2014.
The project Data Network for Better European Organic Market Information - OrganicDataNetwork - aims to increase the transparency of the European organic food market.
The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.
Europe Finland13.01.2015 Kai Kreuzer
Organics in Finland are getting stronger from year to year. At the upcoming BioFach in Nuremburg/Germany, 7 Finnish food companies are united in a national pavilion organized by Finpro.
Europe Finland22.12.2014 Redaktion
Have a look with us at the most important events and organic issues of 2014 in the German and international organic industry.
Europe Finland20.10.2014 Redaktion
Oats are one of the crops that grow especially well in Europe’s Nordic regions.
Europe Finland30.09.2014 Redaktion
In December 2013 and June 2014, the two most recent specialist wholefood stores were opened by Ruohonjuuri.
Europe Finland26.05.2014 Redaktion
Organic sales reached €215m in 2013.
Europe Finland26.09.2013 Redaktion
It’s easy to get an overview of the country’s organic shops, stalls at weekly markets and internet shops.
Europe Finland06.09.2013 Redaktion
Potato starch used by the organic sector frequently comes from Finland
Europe Finland23.07.2013 Redaktion
One of the biggest manufacturers of liquorice in Finland is Makulaku
Europe Finland09.02.2011 Redaktion
Nordic food is the new gastronomic trend in Europe
Europe Finland01.08.2008 Redaktion
There is still no sign of a genuine boom in organics in Finland
Europe Finland05.06.2007 Redaktion
The cooperative Ruohonjuuri has opened its third store
Europe Finland26.07.2006 Redaktion
The pioneer in the organic trade in Finland is the whole food shop Ruohonjuuri.
Europe Finland24.07.2006 Redaktion
The Finnish organic industry has cornered a stable niche market in the last few years.
Europe Finland23.05.2006 Redaktion
After five years of stagnation, Denmark’s organic industry is growing again.