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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.

Organic pioneers found joint raw materials company “Biodina”

Four organic companies from Italy and Switzerland are joining forces in the new raw materials company "Biodina". A former Alnatura manager sits on the management board.

Why pesticide use costs the EU population billions

The pesticide sector cost taxpayers in the European Union more than two billion euros in 2017. This is the conclusion reached by several environmental organisations from France in a joint study. This is how they have calculated.

World nutrition: What is the meat of tomorrow?

The global population is growing. And so is its need for protein. Meat from factory farming is not a solution. But what alternatives are there and are they really better for the environment?

"Crickets are considered a starter insect"

Florian Berendt is the founder and managing director of an insect farm in Bremen, Germany. In a short interview, he reveals what opportunities insects have as a meat substitute and how to convince people to bite into the grasshopper.

EU-Organic-Regulation: Salt is to become organic - producers are alarmed

The EU Commission wants to make salt an organic ingredient. Suppliers of artisanal sea salt warn against lax rules that would make almost any salt organic.

When a US superstar buys vegan chocolate at the organic supermarket

In a Denns store in Berlin, the US singer Billie Eilish buys vegan chocolate from the Ecofinia brand "iChoc" in March 2019 and posts a video from her tour bus including a prominent flash of the bars. Around a year later, the singer's management contacted the German manufacturer.

Alnatura CEO Götz Rehn takes a "pessimistic-realistic" view of the next year

The organic retailer was able to further increase its turnover in the past financial year. Alnatura is cautious about its forecast for 2021/2022. New markets and the expansion of the partner programme with independent retailers are planned.

International Green Week 2022 cancelled

The organisers have cancelled the fair due to the rising Covid-incidence rates. One of the planned accompanying events is planned to take place digitally.

Organic plant breeding: These tomato varieties defy wetness

Rain makes tomatoes rot? Not the ones from a project at the University of Kassel in Germany. The participatively bred varieties also produced good yields in the wet summer of 2021.

What visitors and exhibitors can expect at Biofach 2022

The Biofach / Vivaness exhibition duo will be held again next year on site in Nuremberg. In addition to a new sequence of days and a dynamic hygiene concept, the organisers are offering tried-and-tested exhibition features alongside some innovations.

Claus Reformwaren mourns the death of Heinz Claus

The founder of the wholesale company Claus Reformwaren passed away unexpectedly on 6 November. His family and the staff pay tribute to him with an obituary.

With tomato products against the mafia

A former tomato picker is campaigning against the exploitation of illegal refugees in tomato fields in southern Italy. German organic shops already have the products of the No Cap company on their shelves.

Weleda is now a B Corp

The Swiss natural cosmetics manufacturer is now certified as a Certified Benefit Corporation and thus officially belongs to the international movement of companies that demonstrably do business in a meaningful way.

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2021: Natural cosmetics manufacturer awarded two prizes

On 26 October 2021, the Sustainable Beauty Awards were presented at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. The international awards are open to cosmetic brands, ingredient firms, packaging companies, distributors, and related organisations. This year, the Swiss natural cosmetics company Weleda won in two categories.

Lidl doubles organic sales in Switzerland

The retailer was able to significantly increase its organic turnover last year. In addition, the assortment of organic products grew faster than expected.

Sweden: Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia 2021

The latest organically certified food products will be presented in Malmö, Sweden, from 17th to 18th November 2021. In cooperation with Eco Life Scandinavia, 500 exhibitors from various countries will be participating at the combined trade fairs.

FIBL Switzerland makes new appointments to management positions

At the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, two long-standing members of staff will in future head up the Advisory, Education and Communication Department. There will also soon be a change of leadership in another department.

European Parliament supports EU strategy for sustainable agriculture

The agricultural industry unsuccessfully tried to influence the vote in the EU Parliament on the Farm to Fork strategy. The Parliament backed the Commission's plans with a large majority.

SCS 2021: Future Evolution of Sustainable Cosmetics

On 25-28th October 2021, the European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit takes place online for the second time. In addition to the conference, the Sustainable Cosmetics Awards will also be presented. The finalists have now been determined.

NGO Alliance demands glyphosate re-evaluation from EU Commission

Until mid-November, the public can still participate in the question on the re-authorisation of glyphosate from 2022. The call to the EU Commission to take note of the risks of the herbicide and to re-evaluate it is getting louder and louder.


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