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Appeal to natural cosmetics companies

Sustainability expert Dr. Ulrike Eberle appealed to the International Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2019 to think holistically about raw materials – and to act quickly.

10 key take-aways from the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit in New York

The North American edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit took place in New York in July. Senior executives discussed pressing sustainability issues facing the detergents & home care industry. Read the 10 key take-aways.

Fermentation: A Trend in Cosmetics

Fermentation has turned into a gourmet status in recent years. And it is also being hyped in cosmetics at the moment. Especially when the creams and lotions come from Korea, which is currently considered a trendsetter in cosmetics.

What to expect at Organic Lifestyle Expo 2019

The 4th Organic Lifestyle Expo is held on August 2nd and 3rd 2019 at the Shinjuku NS Building Event Hall in Shinjuku. It is organized by the Japan Organic Forum Japan. The scale of the event will be about 150 booths from 147 companies.

Germany: Highest amount of organic eggs ever

In 2018, around 1.8 percent more eggs were produced in Germany than 2017. The production of organic eggs also increased significantly.

Earth Overshoot Day 2019 on July 29th

On July 29, humanity has used nature’s resource budget for the entire year: It is Earth Overshoot Day. The date has moved up two months over the past 20 years. This year is the earliest date ever.

Another case of genetically modified wheat in the US

The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) reported the find of unapproved genetically modified wheat on an unplanted field in the US state of Washington. The wheat was modified to be resistance against the herbicide Roundup.

Biofach China celebrates successful premiere with new partner

From 16 to 18 May 2019, the international organic scene gathered in China at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The 13th round of Biofach China was extremely successful, informs the press office. Find out more details.

2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards open

Entries are now open for this year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards organised by Ecovia Intelligence. There are five categories.

New Zealand exports organic onions to Europe

New Zealand’s very first Export Organic Onions have arrived in Europe. Read from which grower they came from.

Illegal genetically engineered eggplants on Indian fields

In the Indian state Haryana, a small farmer has illegally planted genetically modified eggplants. Environmental activists fear that this is not an isolated case and demand decisive action from the authorities – so far without success.

Trump plans to facilitate approval of genetically modified organisms in the U.S.

President Donald Trump has ordered the revision of the regulations for approvals of genetically modified organisms (GMO). According to the agency Bloomberg, his aim is to speed up the approval process for GMOs in agricultural products, reduce development costs and increase investments in agricultura biotechnology.

Glyphosate: Austria’s exit decision gives hope

The decision of the Austrian parliament to prohibit glyphosate has once again rekindled the debate about the controversial weedkiller. The German government plans to present an exit plan in September.

European Organic Congress 2019: Most important facts

The organic community gathered the European Organic Congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-21 June. The theme of the congress was innovation and technology. Read the most important take-aways following the event.

Sonnentor committed to a grandchildren-friendly Austria

The herbal specialist Sonnentor has initiated an association for the promotion of an Austrian environment suitable for grandchildren. This association is committed to agriculture free from pesticides and wants to support organic farmers whose crops have been contaminated by pesticide drift.

U.S. organic sales over 50 billion dollars

Sales of organic food and natural products increased in the USA in 2018. This was announced by the Organic Trade Association. The figures in detail.

Call for Nominations: International One World Award

It is once again time to nominate innovation ideas, projects, and individuals from around the world for the One World Award (OWA). This international award will be presented for the sixth time by organic food producer Rapunzel and global non-profit IFOAM – Organics International.

How farmers from the Vinschgau region increase the traceability of their products

The Vinschgau producers of fruit and vegetables have presented a new project for the traceability of their products: "BioGraphy". Read what it is all about.

USA suspends Control Union of Turkish Office

The US Department of Agriculture has suspended the accreditation of the Turkey office of Control Union office for certification of the US National Organic Program. At the same time, the authority tightened controls on organic import from the region.

Regulations for Insect Cultivation

The organic association Naturland has adopted the first-ever EU organic farming directive for insects. The insects are to be processed into feed for organic fish.

Coming up: Biofach South East Asia

In July organic products will take centre stage at the Impact Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, when Biofach South East Asia is held for the second time. The programm offers many highlights.


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