International_EN Germany20.11.2018 Editor
Gender determination in the egg provides the possibility to only breed laying hens. The first eggs produced in this way are now available in conventional retail.
International_EN Germany19.11.2018 Editor
The German brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu has issued a warning to the Danone Group. Because its mineral water subsidiary Volvic advertises its water with the terms "Naturally organic" and "Premium mineral water in organic quality".
International_EN Germany26.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
83% of German consumers are familiar with the topic of microplastics in food and 56% of them are therefore worried. The BfR determined this in its current consumer monitor.
International_EN Germany11.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Market share, price and distribution channels: The German association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) has published a study on the German organic poultry market.
International_EN Germany02.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
In 2017, pesticide manufacturers sold 7% more active ingredients than in the previous year. The exact figures were released by the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
International_EN Germany27.09.2018 Editor
What does the sales barometer for organic shops in Germany look like in the second quarter of 2018? organic-market.info has found out: The turnover of the shops surveyed continues to rise.
International_EN Germany11.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Two years after the spectacular insolvency of the agricultural group KTG Agrar, the legal review has now begun. Eight former board members and supervisory board members stand before a German Regional Court.
International_EN Germany07.09.2018 Editor
For one year, German producer Voelkel fought against the Eckes-Granini Group in court and was now proved right. The dispute concerned the label layout of bioC.
International_EN Germany05.09.2018 Editor
At the Natural Cosmetics Congress, taking place on 25th and 26th September in Berlin, new natural cosmetics brands will present their concepts.
International_EN Germany04.09.2018 Editor
The German discount stores Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd want to significantly reduce packaging. The common strategy is also about unpacked and disposable bags.
International_EN Germany07.08.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Organic farmers are as affected by the current drought as their conventional colleagues. The situation varies from region to region and from farm to farm.
International_EN Germany02.08.2018 Editor
L'Oréal becomes the new owner of Logocos. This has been announced by Logocos Naturkosmetik AG.
International_EN Germany26.07.2018 Leo Frühschütz
For ten months, organic food producer Rapunzel, supported by 30 companies and associations from the organic sector, has collected confessions against genetic engineering in the field and on the plate.
International_EN Germany12.07.2018 Editor
Organic farming can benefit from technological developments and innovative solutions. The conference „Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)” in Cologne will take place on October 1st and 2nd.
International_EN Germany09.07.2018 Editor
In the coming weeks, the European Court of Justice will give its opinion on the legal classification of new genetic engineering procedures. On this basis, the EU Commission and EU Member States decide whether and how they will regulate them in future.
International_EN Germany05.07.2018 Editor
The figures published by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture confirm that many German farmers switched to organic farming in 2017. This is an opportunity for policymakers to achieve important sustainability goals, says the organisaton BÖLW.
International_EN Germany03.07.2018 Editor
Rapunzel Naturkost and Deutsche Umwelthilfe have been offering the Hand-in-Hand Fund for 20 years. During this time, almost 330 eco-social projects in 55 countries were supported with unbureaucratic help for self-help.
International_EN Germany02.07.2018 Editor
Fi Global, the organiser of Health ingredients (Hi) Europe & Natural ingredients (Ni) Europe will host the Health & Nutrition Week around the show.
International_EN Germany28.06.2018 Editor
Face care, shower gel or body balm - beauty products have complemented the range of discounters for many years. Natural and organic cosmetics were previously only available from the German discount store Aldi as a timely limited special offer.
International_EN Germany22.06.2018 Editor
The Belgian fast food chain EXKI, which is committed to healthy food and sustainability according to its own statements, opens its first restaurant in Cologne. Further restaurants are planned.
International_EN Germany18.06.2018 Editor
BioFach America – All Things Organic will take part from13 to 15 September 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The show runs alongside the Natural Products Expo East and will draw the international organic industry to the Eastern seaboard of the USA.
International_EN Germany18.06.2018 Editor
Tin cans are usually coated – contaminants in this layer can theoretically pass into the food inside the can. German food controllers (of CVUA-MEL) have now pointed out a pollutant that previously was not the focus of attention: Cyclo-di-BADGE (CdB). It can also be a problem for organic producers, as they do not use any other cans than their conventional colleagues.
International_EN Germany04.06.2018 Editor
An alliance of organic producers and traders wants to promote "agriculture suitable for the grandchildren". Experts assume that pesticides spread via the air and are quasi ubiquitous. A tree bark study on the initiative "Aktion Ackergifte? No, thank you" will prove that.
International_EN Germany24.05.2018 Editor
The German fair trade pioneer GEPA continued its stable development in 2017 with wholesale sales of 72.4 million euros (minus 1.9 %). Consumers bought the company's products for around 114 million euros (sales at retail prices).
International_EN Germany22.05.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The size of poultry houses for organic laying hens has once again become an issue in the German media: there is an increasing trend to big poultry houses. It's not possible to see where this will lead because the new EU Organic Regulation approves the current practice in Germany and a number of other EU countries of keeping 30,000 and more organic hens in one poultry house. When consumers buy their eggs they have no information regarding the size of a particular poultry house.