The human rights organisation Oxfam has researched the conditions under which conventional black tea is produced in Assam, India. The result: poverty, extremely low wages, toxic pesticides – and certifications that do not change anything.
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.
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.
Sergiy Galashevskyy is the general manager of the Ukrainian control body Organic Standard. He talked with organic-market.info about the organic sector in the Ukraine, about his control work and the challenges.
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.
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