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More than 10,000 professionals attended Natexpo Lyon 2022

10,177 professionals from the organic sector met from September 18 to 20 at the Natexpo in Lyon. That is 27 per cent more participants than at the previous Lyon edition in 2020.

Natexpo will be held in Lyon in September

Natexpo, the international trade show for organic products, will take place from September 18 to 20, in Lyon, France. There you can discover the latest organic trends in more than 200 conferences, workshops and demonstrations.

Researchers develop cereals with 30 percent less sugar

Even cereals and fruit yogurt often contain large amounts of sugar. Researchers in Bremerhaven have found a way to reduce the sugar content in processed organic products without compromising taste and consistency.

Organic exports from Ukraine: success stories and challenges

The international online conference on June 23 provided valuable insights into export conditions in wartimes.

Switzerland’s first fully organic cocoa-processing plant starts production

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 finalists of the 2022 Sustainable Food Awards have been selected

This year, almost 100 international entries were received, among which the finalists for each category have been chosen.

The first Organics Europe Youth Event will take place in Switzerland

The Organic Europe’s Youth Event (OEYE) will take place from August 31 to September 1 in Frick, Switzerland. It is an event especially designed for young people interested and active in organic. 

FiBL Europe has a new president

As of last week, Jürn Sanders is leading the fortunes of FiBL Europe. The agronomist, political scientist and economist has been advising the EU Commission and various national and regional governments on agricultural and food policy since 2007.

Organic export during the war – online conference held on June 23

Ukraine is a leading global supplier of agricultural products and exports a large amount of organic products. The online event "Organic export during the war" will inform you about the situation and needs of the organic sector in the country.

Organic industry grows steadily in the US with stabilizing purchasing patterns

According to the Organic Trade Association’s latest Industry Survey, market volatility and pantry loading are decreasing in the United States and industry growth is shifting back toward historic trends.

The Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in Amsterdam in July

The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in Amsterdam on July 7 and 8, 2022. The Summit will discuss the implications of the Ukrainian conflict on food security and sustainability issues.

Online petition demands "no free pass for genetic engineering"

The Federation of the Organic Food Industry (BÖLW) is collecting signatures against the EU Commission's plans to change the genetic engineering law in favor of new genetic engineering methods.

The fifth World Organic Forum will be held in Southern Germany

The fifth World Organic Forum will be held at Kirchberg Castle from June 27 to 30, 2022. The focus will be on the local implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Ukraine: can we help through trade?

Despite the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian organic sector calls on their international partners to help organic operators through trade. But what is and what is not possible in times of war? 

Aldi Suisse launched new organic brand "retour aux sources"

Aldi Suisse created a new organic brand whose cornerstones are sustainability, transparency, fairness and top quality. Dairy products, meat and eggs are the first to be launched, more products will follow soon. The dairy products come from completely antibiotic-free animal husbandry.

Weleda remains stable in 2021

Weleda AG was able to achieve sales of 425 million Euros in 2021, thus remaining stable in difficult times. The operating result was below the previous year due to increased investments, while the consolidated annual result changed only insignificantly. The company presented its 2021 annual result to its 2022 Annual General Meeting.

European Organic Congress will take place in Bordeaux

On June 16 and 17, the annual European Organic Congress will be held in Bordeaux, France. IFOAM Organics Europe, together with Interbio Nouvelle-Aquitaine, organized this event that includes plenary sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

EU citizens' initiative calls for adherence to binding pesticide reductions

In view of the Ukraine crisis, the European citizens' initiative "Save Bees and Farmers" fears that the Europe-wide target to reduce pesticide use could be watered down. In an open letter, the alliance appeals to the German government to not allow this to happen.

Fair trade products achieve record sales

Consumers in Germany spent significantly more money on fair trade products in 2021 than in the previous year. Growth drivers were roses, cocoa and tea.

Pesticide trial in South Tyrol ends with acquittal

The Regional Court of Bolzano has also dropped the last charge against environmental activist and current Green member of the Bundestag Karl Bär. This means that this attempt to silence critics of pesticides by legal means has finally failed.

Living banana prices – Lidl to pay surcharge to plantations in future

The discounter Lidl wants to pay a price surcharge for all its bananas in the future, so that the workers in the plantations receive a living wage. Partners in the implementation are Fairtrade and the certifier Flocert.


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