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.
In the USA, some strawberries grow in pots containing nutrient solutions, on soils previously treated with glyphosate. Nevertheless, they are sold as organic products.
Organic apple producers in Europe must supply the market until the new season. But in 2018 they had to contend with extreme weather conditions.
Retail, wholesale and HoReCa: The Organic F&B market in the Middle East is growing. Read what it is expected to be worth by 2022.
Soil Association Certification joined forces in a formal partnership, with ECOCERT Group, the leading French Organic Certification body. Read what it is about.
Bananas, cereals or animal feed: the EU imported 3.26 million tonnes of organic food in 2018. New statistics show what and from where.
A study by the research institute FiBL shows that most organic smallholders in Southern countries have formed groups and obtain their organic certification jointly. The study found that this system brings the farmers significant advantages.
Switzerland’s largest dairy company buys into well-known organic goat milk processor. They promise further growth in the future.
An influential author and blogger will be opening the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit North America. Dive into the important subject of his keynote and find out what he has to say. (Picture © Ecovia Intelligence)
200 participants, three days, one manifesto – that’s the outcome of the first BEST ECONOMY forum organised by Bioland, Bio Hotels and Gemeinwohlkönomie. The manifesto proposes actions for developing a new sustainable economy. Read here what it is all about.
Biofach China will open its doors in may. Around 18,000 visitors and more than 350 exhibitors are expected.
Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.33 billion. Continue reading for more details.
The Rambutan tree is a relative of the lychee tree, carrying red, prickly-haired fruits with interesting active ingredients for cosmetics. These are now available organically certified and certified for natural cosmetics – by BASF.
The eleventh European Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 13th-14th June 2019. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions.
In October 2019, Warsaw Ptak will host Poland’s first trade fair dedicated to organic products only. Registrations are now open for interested parties.
The registration is now open for participation in the European Organic Congress by IFOAM EU in June 2019. The Congress will comprise two program days including plenaries, discussions, talks, interactive sessions as well as workshops.
The EU commissions has withdrawn the organic certification licence for five countries from the international certification body Control Union, as its bad performance facilitated organic fraud.
Organic soils emit significantly less greenhouse gases than conventional soils. This has been proven by a one-off long-term experiment.
The EU Commission continues to allow conventional chicks in organic laying hen husbandry. The producers' association Fürstenhof is taking legal action against this.
The Bayer subsidiary Monsanto has to pay USD 80.3 mn in damages to Edwin Hardeman, who is suffering from cancer. This was decided by the jury of a U.S. federal court in San Francisco.
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of a ban on disposable plastics. In addition to plastic cutlery, other products are affected. Before the implementation of the ban, however, the Member States must also adopt the ban.
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