Europe Germany30.05.2017 Editor
The Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik (VLOG) – Association of Food without Genetic Engineering – is continuing its upward trajectory. In the first quarter of 2017 turnover grew by 12.5 percent.
Europe Germany23.05.2017 Editor
The controversial draft bill on banning the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has failed. The coalition partners in the federal government – the SPD and the CDU/CSU - could not reach a consensus. Critics say no law is better than a bad law.
Europe Germany23.05.2017 Editor
The 10th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference in Berlin will focus on the future-oriented strategic direction of natural and organic cosmetics.
Europe Germany05.05.2017 Editor
In a brief press release, BÖLW – the German Association of Organic Food Producers and Traders – commented in April on the results of the Eco-Barometer 2017 of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture.
Europe Germany27.04.2017 Editor
Bioland and the French organic growers association FNAB are seeking closer collaboration.
Europe Germany24.04.2017 Redaktion
In a press release Koelnmese GmbH has informed the public that many companies have already applied to attend the largest and most international vegan trade fair in Europe.
Europe Germany19.04.2017 Editor
Much concern has been expressed about an experiment involving genetically engineered flies and the potential risk of uncontrolled release into the environment.
Europe Germany20.03.2017 Editor
Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016 also carried an organic logo, reports the Transfair association that issues the fairtrade logos in Germany.
Europe Germany18.03.2017 Redaktion
At the end of February German retailer denn’s Biomarkt GmbH presented its end-of-year results for 2015. They show that the Dennree subsidiary generated turnover of nearly 305 million euros with its then total of 217 stores.
Europe Germany10.03.2017 Editor
Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory – the manufacture of natural cosmetics – and it presented the Birkenstock Natural Care range at Vivaness.
Europe Germany08.03.2017 Editor
After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue today. The German Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, has also contributed to this with his vote but opposite to the decision of the federal states and other European Member States.
Europe Germany03.03.2017 Editor
Since January 1, 2017, Wolf Lüdge assumed the management of the publishing company naturkosmetik verlag from Elfriede Dambacher. Lüdge will coordinate and carry out the international Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference in Berlin this September.
Europe Germany02.03.2017 Editor
The German “Haus der Bauern” foundation will organise an international congress on the issue of “peasants’ rights” from 7-10 March 2017.
Europe Germany01.03.2017 Editor
At BioFach international trade fair this year's winners of the award "Best Organic Shop" were announce. They were selected by the readers of the magazine Schrot&Korn, that is available in more than 2,000 organic shops and organic supermarkets in Germany.
Europe Germany28.02.2017 Editor
"The Good Food" offers waste food in two shops and on the market in Cologne. These are the first shops in Germany that sell only products that would otherwise have been destroyed as waste.
Again a record number of visitors and a sharp increase in the number of exhibitors. NürnbergMesse, represented by Petra Wolf and Danila Brunner, was absolutely delighted with the four days of BioFach and Vivaness. Danila Brunner said that in order to provide even better facilities for exhibitors and visitors Halls 4A and 8 as well will be made available next year. On the last day of the fair you could also hear the positive views of many exhibitors expressing positive opinions about the trade fair.
Europe Germany23.02.2017 Editor
A merger of 23 counties and eleven municipalities in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg has won the title "fairtrade region". The area has been awarded at a side event of BioFach.
Europe Germany22.02.2017 Editor
For the second year running, the German based international working organic association Naturland has been able to record significant increases both in the number of its member farms and in the area cultivated.
Europe Germany21.02.2017 Editor
In 2016 BioCompany increased compared to the previous year by 9 million euros (8.2%) to 145 million euros. The other companies of the BioCompany Group, Havelland Bio and Midgard Naturkost, had a revenue of around five million euros.
Europe Germany20.02.2017 Editor
The 50,000 mark has been cracked for the first time. This was announced by NürnbergMesse at the end of the four-day meeting of the international organic industry BioFach and VIvaness. The trade visitors came from 134 countries.
Europe Germany17.02.2017 Editor
The future strategy of organic farming (ZÖL) by the Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, was presented at BioFach. On nearly 100 pages goals and measures are outlined to push the organic sector in Germany.
Europe Germany15.02.2017 Editor
The dennree group has reported that in 2016 its consolidated net turnover came to 920 million euros - a gain of 100 million euros, which equates to ca. 10% compared with the year before.
Europe Germany14.02.2017 Editor
The number of organic farms rose 2,119 to a total of 26,855. The area of organically managed land also increased significantly - by 96,000 to 1,185,471 hectares.
Europe Germany13.02.2017 Editor
The turnover of organic food grew strongly in Germany in 2016. This was reported by the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) and the Arbeitskreis Biomarkt prior to the launch of BioFach.
Germany is Country of the Year at BioFach 2017. Under the motto “Building an Organic Future” the Ministry of Agriculture is going to present, among other things, its Future Strategy for Organic Farming and the host country will introduce “Organic as a knowledge-based and values-based economic system” to the anticipated 48,000 visitors from all over the world. Over 2,700 exhibitors and a comprehensive Congress programme will once again be the platform to present everything that's new and innovative, concepts and ideas, and figures and analysis around both the international organic sector and the organic movement. So that you can prepare, here's our report with some ideas.