Europe Europe04.05.2017 Editor
According to the 2015 pesticide residues report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published in early April, 43.9% of all European food tested positive for residues.
Europe Europe28.04.2017 Editor
In the EU significantly fewer pesticide residues are found in organic food than in conventional products.
Europe Europe18.04.2017 Editor
Over 700 exhibitors, 70 speakers and 10,571 attendees from 92 countries: this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe attracted more people than ever before (a rise of 13% since 2015) and got rave reviews and huge endorsement by exhibitors and visitors alike.
Europe Europe06.04.2017 Editor
At the end of March IFOAM EU published a press statement explaining the rejection by the EU member states of GMO for the second time this year.
Europe Europe17.03.2017 Redaktion
Sustainable production and export criteria for palm oil and gradually abandoning the promotion of biofuel are intended to create better protection of the rainforest and the threatened species that live therein.
Europe Europe13.03.2017 Editor
IFOAM EU is looking for motivated people (age 18-30) from Austria, Bulgaria*, Germany, Poland and Spain to spend one year in our office in Brussels as part of a European Voluntary Service (EVS) project.
Europe Europe10.03.2017 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 Europe09.03.2017 Editor
According to a new research, foods and beverages offering health benefits, such as free-from and organic , drove sales in 2016 with around 7%.
Europe Europe09.03.2017 Editor
For last year Weleda AG has reported consolidated provisional; turnover of 389.6 million euros. This stable year-end result is down to its sales of natural cosmetics.
Europe Europe08.03.2017 Editor
On 6 March 2017, the European Council adopted a decision on the signing of an agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products.
Europe Europe08.03.2017 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.
Vivaness, that was held parallel to BioFach in Nuremberg, is increasingly the international location for the natural cosmetics scene.The markets for natural cosmetics are developing dynamically, both in Germany and worldwide. At the trade fair you could see interesting concepts, new brands and start-ups. The German market was not able to maintain the speed with which it had been growing, but the percentage growth in sales is still significantly higher than that of the total cosmetics market.
Europe Europe07.03.2017 Editor
Over 150 European civil society organisations from 25 EU countries have called on EU leaders to carry out a radical reform of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) and related policies.
Europe Europe06.03.2017 Editor
The EU Parliament intends to speed up the authorisation procedures for bio pesticides. The portal euractiv.de reports that the members of parliament are calling on the EU Commission to make the corresponding changes to the law.
Europe Europe02.03.2017 Editor
EU Commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, has launched a survey to find out the opinions of citizens on the future of EU agricultural policy after 2020.
Europe Europe27.02.2017 Editor
As a leaked report by the European Parliament shows, there are plans to ban British products if they are contaminated with genetically modified organism.
Europe Europe21.02.2017 Editor
At BioFach the Pavillon France “Made in France with Love” was once again the biggest foreign country participation with 104 companies in over 1200 sqm of exhibition space. Recent market data show a dynamic development.
Europe Europe18.02.2017 Editor
The numbers of organic processors and importers in Europe show a double-digit growth in 2015. That was announced at the Biofach in Nuremberg.
Europe Europe17.02.2017 Editor
Organic farming in Bulgaria has excellent production subsidies together with a favorable governmental policy and is driven by export demand in the EU market.
For organic farming worldwide, 2015 could go down in its history as a record-breaking year. Also the organic markets in Europe showed a very good performance. Almost all the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. The European organic market increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros, the memberstates of the European Union reached 27.1 billion Euros. At BioFach the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the Agricultural Market Information Company AMI presented the 2015 data of the European organic sector.
Europe Europe16.02.2017 Editor
In the ranking of global organic markets the United States gained a market share of 47% in 2015, according to the survey „World of Organic Agriculture launched by Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International. The data were presented at BioFach in Niuremberg.
The positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth. More farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 179 countries report organic farming activities, as shown in the 2017 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2015). The statistical yearbook is published by FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International and launched at BioFach on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 4.00 to 4.45 pm in Hall Shanghai, NCC East. A summary with many graphics you can find here.
Europe Europe14.02.2017 Editor
17 exhibiting companies in total will be presented at the Ukrainian National Pavilion in 2017 in hall 5 booth 255.
Europe Europe10.02.2017 Editor
Arla, Bayer, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever and other global corporations announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos their commitment to change the global food system in terms of sustainability and health.
Europe Europe09.02.2017 Editor
Testbiotech, the Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of Biotechnology is highly critical of experiments attempting to create chimeric embryos by inserting human embryonic cells into embryos from animal species.