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Naturland with record increase of 25% in farmers and area

International_EN Germany

26.02.2018 Editor

The Germany based international organic association Naturland has publishing excellent figures at BioFach: currently there are 54,000 farmers in 52 countries the world over operating in compliance with the Naturland standards. This is 26.4% more than a year ago.

Biofach: award of Organic Food Industry Research Prize

International_EN Germany

23.02.2018 Editor

Four female researchers received the Organic Food Industry Research Prize at BioFach. In their dissertations the winners addressed the consequential costs of conventional fertilising, superfoods, organic agriculture at vocational colleges and rearing chickens for both eggs and meat, the so-called dual-purpose “ei care”.

Vegan confectionery product launches more than doubled since 2013

International_EN Germany

22.02.2018 Editor

Only between 2013 and 2017, product launches of vegan confectionery increased by 140%, because more and more customers reject buying chocolate and sweets with animal derived ingredients.

Dennree: 5% sales plus in 2017 to 974 million euros

International_EN Germany

19.02.2018 Editor

The German Dennree group closed the financial year 2017 with sales of 974 million euros. As specifically forecast, the company was able to increase its sales by a further 5% compared with the previous year.

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

International_EN Germany

14.02.2018 Editor

The organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent.

New German government: positve plans towards the organic industry

International_EN Germany

14.02.2018 Editor

Concerning agriculture the coalition negotiators took some decisions in favor of the organic sector. According to their coalition compromise the „Groko“ agreed to phase out glyphosate as soon as possible.

BIOFACH 2018: main topic „Next Generation“

International_EN Germany

12.02.2018 Editor

BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food is taking place between 14 and 17 February 2018. There will be discussions on ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market, and how the generational transition can be successfully shaped.

Germany: Ecofinia wraps chocolate brand Vivani in eco packaging

International_EN Germany

09.02.2018 Editor

The Germany based chocolate firm Ecofinia with its brand Vivani presents a relaunched packaging. Its is not only ecological but also artistic.


Digitization: new sales concepts needed

International_EN Germany

08.02.2018 Editor

The IFOAM Congress in the Netherlands discussed about digitization and the future of the organic sector. The German Organic Entrepreneurs Association AÖL anticipates major transformation processes in retail.

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

International_EN Germany

02.02.2018 Editor

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting.

Study: Germans want to reduce food waste

International_EN Germany

31.01.2018 Editor

Too good for the bin: the willingness of consumers to take action against food waste has increased in recent months.

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

International_EN Germany

26.01.2018 Editor

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: The specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover.

Germany: upswing in Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector

International_EN Germany

25.01.2018 Daniela Nickel

With around 150,000 hectares of ecologically managed land, Berlin-Brandenburg is one of Germany's most important regions for organic farming. The importance of the metropolitan region continued to grow in 2017, as evidenced by the sales curve of the Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector.

Germany: Dennree with almost 30 million euros profit in 2016

International_EN Germany

23.01.2018 Editor

The German Dennree Group was able to close the year 2016 successfully. The balance sheet published shortly before Christmas shows a profit of almost 30 million euros (after tax). Sales rose by around ten percent. For 2017, only a low single-digit increase in sales is expected.

"We are sick of it!": 33,000 protesters call for new agricultural policy

International_EN Germany

23.01.2018 Editor

With a deafening cooking pot concert, 33,000 people called to the We are fed up! -Demonstration to kick off the Green Week in Berlin, the future federal government on a new agricultural policy.

BioFach and Vivaness Congress offers more than 120 sessions

International_EN Germany

16.01.2018 Editor

In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018. This is when BioFach, the world’s leading fair for organic food and Vivaness, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will again open their doors to an expected 50,000 and more trade visitors. The BioFach and Vivaness congresses combined represent the No. 1 knowledge transfer and networking event for the organic sector.

Fairafric: crowdfunding for fair chocolate

International_EN Germany

16.01.2018 Editor

The German-Ghanaian chocolate start-up fairafric has launched an investment campaign on the crowdinvestment platform Seedrs.

Green fashion fair: 42nd Innatex with 4th blogger meeting

International_EN Germany

15.01.2018 Editor

Only two days after the Berlin Fashion Week, Muveo GmbH invites interested parties to the international natural textiles fair Innatex from 20 to 22 January 2018 at the Messecenter Rhein-Main in Hofheim-Wallau.

CAP: IFOAM EU Board member Jan Plagge re-elected

International_EN Germany

13.12.2017 Editor

Jan Plagge remains Deputy Chairman of the EU Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The president of Bioland and vice-president of the IFOAM EU Group (International Federation of Organic Agriculture).

BioFach: special show focusing on animal and plant breeding

International_EN Germany

30.11.2017 Editor

In the special show "Organic from the start" Biofach 2018 will be focussing on breeding plants and animals organically. This part of the exhibition has been allocated a central location at entrance area Mitte.

BioFach global analysis: organic industry continues upward trend

International_EN Germany

28.11.2017 Editor

The global organic market is nearing USD 90bn in turnover and is developing in the right direction with excellent future prospects. The growth rates are particularly high in North America and northern Europe.The analysis of sales in the USA and European countries shows a double digit growth in 2016. A bright future awaits the organic industry, explains NurembergMesse the organiser of the BioFach, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. The organic industry will next come together at the exhibition that takes place in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018.

Rapunzel founder honored as „Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017”

International_EN Germany

23.11.2017 Editor

Rapunzel founder Josef Wilhelm was honored as „Entrepreneur of the Year 2017“. The award jury was particularly impressed by the social commitment of the organic food manufacturer from the Allgäu region and its worldwide activities with agricultural partners and suppliers.

Taifun: 30 years of tofu – everything revolves round the soya bean

International_EN Germany


©Taifun 3 is the preliminary name of the newly developed soya variety. It is suited to growing in the European climate. Like other varieties, with which the Freiburg tofu specialist manufactures its products, it is the result of years of research in cooperation the University of  Hohenheim. During its 30-year history Taifun has never stood still and has long since become the market leader for organic tofu in Europe. In its big new building, that has created space for expansion and to meet the growing demand from home and abroad, tofu from 100% European soya beans is now coming off the production line (Video).

Germany: organically managed land expanded by nearly 15% in 2016

International_EN Germany

07.11.2017 Leo Frühschütz

In 2016, organically managed land in Germany grew by around 162,000 hectares to 1.25 million hectares, which equates to a rise of almost 15% compared with 2015. This growth is divided equally between pasture and arable land. The federal states of Saxony and Bavaria saw the greatest expansion. The biggest areas of organically managed land as a proportion of the total agricultural land were to be found in the federal states of Saarland, Hesse and Brandenburg. Lower Saxony had the smallest share of organic land (3.4%).

Demand for new German government: safeguard GMO free products

International_EN Germany

30.10.2017 Editor

Current seed evaluation shows that zero tolerance against GMOs works. Greenpeace, Bioland and IG Seed require to safeguard GMO free products.


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