Switzerland’s first 100 per cent organic cocoa-processing plant has completed its test phase and has started producing organic and fair trade certified semi-finished cocoa products in Beringen near Schaffhausen.
The German market and demand for organic products developed positively in 2020. Direct and online marketing in particular boomed in the Corona year, as BÖLW announced at the industry's annual press conference at Biofach in Nuremberg. This momentum must be used, according to the appeal to politicians.
Despite the fact that Biofach / Vivaness is taking place exclusively digitally this year, the organizer is offering a diverse congress program. Here you will find some important congress events in English.
The Natural Cosmetics Conference will not take place in 2021. The reason: Managing Director Wolf Lüdge will be devoting himself to new challenges in the future. After four years, Lüdge is retiring from the chairmanship and organization of the congress.
Despite the Corona crisis, sales of the fair trade organization have been rising by 12.6 per cent within last year. However, Gepa has seen declines in seasonal chocolate products.
The call for more quality and less mass in meat production has gone unheard. Instead, according to the Meat Atlas 2021, global meat consumption has doubled in the past 20 years and caused many diseases.
For the first time, the world's leading trade fair for organic products will be held online only. But in addition to pure exhibitor profiles and product presentations, the organizers offer highlights such as congress events via live streams and "on demand".
Despite the planned precautionary measures, the organizers of the Organic Field Days have now decided to cancel the event due to the current pandemic situation. A new date for next year is currently being discussed.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, there is a growing debate about its long-term repercussions on food production and consumption. The virtual edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit North America from 25th-28th of January 2021 will discuss the sustainability implications of the coronavirus pandemic on the food industry.
L'Oréal has begun the restructuring of its natural cosmetics subsidiary. The measures include the establishment of a Logocos business unit within the Group and a new top management team.
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the exhibitors announced that Spain’s and Portugal’s biggest trade event will not take place as planned. The two joint exhibitions have been rescheduled to September 2021.
A study from Austria shows the different CO2 balances of various diets. They can be improved by using organic products.
For the eighth time, the Veganuary initiative is calling on people worldwide to eat vegan in January. In addition to just under half a million participants, numerous companies, including many conventional ones, are also taking advantage of the initiative's reach.
The environmental protection organization Greenpeace took a close look at the tea assortment of supermarkets in Austria. The evaluation revealed a surprisingly high proportion of organic products.
Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, the EU wants to clarify once again whether products containing the hemp plant active ingredient cannabidiol qualify as novel foods.
The international umbrella organization for the organic agricultural movement recently has started a database for third-party certification bodies worldwide. The new service is aimed at assisting concerned stakeholders with identifying appropriate certification bodies around the world.
For a good two months now, findings of the banned active ingredient ethylene oxide have been accumulating in the EU. The origin is sesame seeds that come from India. Conventional and organic companies are affected.
The parent company of Clipper and Tartex wants to underline its eco-mission with a new name. The headquarters of the organic company is also different.
20 years of voluntary sustainability efforts in the cocoa sector have not shown any success. This is the conclusion drawn by the editors of the Cocoa Barometer 2020. There is also room for improvement in organic cocoa.
By own investigations the eco-textile standard GOTS has detected a fraud with falsified certificates. The case concerns 20.000 tons of alleged organic cotton from India.
The European and North American editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit were hosted on online platforms this year. The summits brought together executives from the beauty industry to discuss sustainability issues. Ecovia intelligence has now compiled the corner marks of the two summits.
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