International_EN North America16.11.2016 Editor
End of September the organic theme was at the centre of everything going on in the Baltimore Convention Center that was host to BioFach America. More than 28,000 international visitors came to the east coast of America.
International_EN North America11.11.2016 Editor
Kroger is seriously considering a takeover of Whole Foods Market powered the stock in both companies. Kroger is an American retailer founded in 1883 in Ohio. It is the country's largest supermarket chain by revenue.
International_EN North America08.11.2016
On 27 and 28 September around 240 actors in all aspects of the cosmetics industry met at the Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin. For the ninth time the participants from manufacturing and trade and service providers, plus representatives from the specialist press, sought information on the latest developments and trends. The spectrum of topics ranged from online trade, digitisation, change in values and communication to consumer transparency and the controversial raw material palm oil. An examination of the US market was interesting for companies intending to market their products in the USA.
International_EN North America02.11.2016 Editor
The US pasta and sauce brand Buitoni which is owned by Nestle announced to remove GM ingredients. The move was part of an ongoing effort to provide customers with good quality products they can trust, the company explains.
International_EN North America31.10.2016 Editor
The acquisition of green industries is on the rise since years. After the French based cosmetics company L’Oréal bought environmentally orientated brands like The Body Shop and Sanoflore, Unilever is also following this trend.
International_EN North America26.10.2016 Editor
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced end of September, that they would give a $2 million grant to university research teams and U.S. agricultural departments.
International_EN North America23.10.2016
The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.
International_EN North America22.10.2016 Editor
Researchers at the University of Illinois have warned about hasty farming. Over 30 percent of the global land area is used for food production. A lot of sacrifices are made in the process, deforestation being one main issue.
International_EN North America20.10.2016 Editor
The Bayer-Monsanto deal has many people worried worldwide. Over 780,000 signatures were submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in order to warn elected officials about the threat that this company merger could pose to worldwide agriculture.
International_EN North America14.10.2016 Editor
According to a recent study, glyphosate in American bee honey is twice as high as the EU regulations allow. Even in organic honey.
International_EN North America13.10.2016 Editor
Since there are currently no federal government regulations that quantify the levels of GMOs or that require the labeling of foods containing GMOs in the United States, Hain Celestial has participated in the Non-GMO Project (“NGP”).
International_EN North America12.10.2016 Editor
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in consumer products and surgical cleaning treatments. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, the risk of antimicrobial resistance, and its possible role in disrupted hormonal development remain controversial.
International_EN North America10.10.2016 Editor
The main issue for a farmer during the transitional period is that the land will be farmed according to the organic rules, so at a higher cost, but the harvest is sold at the conventional price. A new concept of “certified transitional” is about to emerge.
International_EN North America07.10.2016 Editor
The process has been mostly marked by strong resistance by the people. Austria, Belgium, Germany and France have had the biggest anti-CETA/TTIP movements.
International_EN North America06.10.2016 Editor
Organic farming has kept growing steadily in the last few years, reaching $6.2 billion in sales value of certified organic products in 2015, which is 13% higher than the previous year. The 12,818 organic certified farms are unevenly spread across the country.
International_EN North America04.10.2016 Natascha Becker
The food corporation Danone wants a friendly take over of the US American manufacturer WhiteWave . Both companies expect the sale to be concluded by the end of the year, provided they have the agreement of the authorities.
International_EN North America28.09.2016 Editor
The US Senate has, with 63 votes to 30, voted for a law prescribing standard labelling nationwide for genetically modified foods. This means that the stricter labelling rules of individual states like Vermont are nullified.
International_EN North America23.09.2016 Editor
ChemChina wants to take over the Basel agribusiness Syngenta for US$43bn. According to a report by the Swiss Landwirtschaftliche Informationsdienst (Lid) opposition to the takeover is building in the USA.
International_EN North America15.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The German chemicals corporation Bayer has announced the friendly take-over of its US competitor Monsanto. Bayer is paying Monsanto shareholders US$128 per share - a premium of 44 % on the quoted price.
International_EN North America08.09.2016 Redaktion
One year ago, the US Agriculture Department introduced a plan for organic aquaculture standards. Now the White House Office of Management and Budget has calculated that it will presumably take double time to pass the standard.
International_EN North America31.08.2016 Redaktion
50% of the whole McDonald’s menu consists of chicken and eggs. Steve Easterbrook, CEO at McDonald’s has now launched a 10-year plan to switch the whole production from caged to free-range hens.
International_EN North America23.08.2016 Redaktion
Organic food company SunOpta reported a loss of $4.1 million for the second quarter of the year.
International_EN North America22.08.2016 Redaktion
Americans are buying more organic fruits and vegetables than ever. According to The Produce News, sales have increased by more than 25 percent since 2011.
International_EN North America17.08.2016 Redaktion
Just recently, Aldi announced they would ban Neonicotinoids. However, they are going a step further by going organic too.
International_EN North America16.08.2016 Redaktion
General Mills announced a new partnership with Organic Valley that will help 20 dairy farms add 3,000 acres of organic production over the next three years.