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Ecovia Intelligence: Future Outlook for Sustainable Sourcing

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29.08.2017 Editor

One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes. Recent developments suggest the pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing schemes, says Ecovia Intelligence.


BioTropic celebrates 20th anniversary

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25.08.2017 Editor

Apples, mangos, avocados and lemons: sourcing organic fruit from reliable suppliers – that was the idea of the founders of BioTropic- Hubert Bois Naturkost, Naturkost Elkershausen and Terra Naturkost. This year, BioTropic is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


German company GEPA: “spearheading fair trade”

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22.08.2017

The biggest fair trade firm in Europe, domiciled in Wuppertal in Germany, is delighted with another good business year: in 2016 the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnerschaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH (GEPA) – The Fair Trade Company - recorded growth of around 7 percent and achieved turnover of 74 million euros. With the appointment of Peter Schaumberger the company is headed by two managing directors, with Schaumberger becoming the brand and distribution manager. He intends to increase the proportion of organics in the product range and concentrate his attention on sustainability and climate change. The company also involves itself in world economic and development policy issues.


Organic World Congress: Integrity Software Workshop by Organic Services

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21.08.2017 Editor

As part of the 19th Organic World Congress, taking place from 9th – 11th of November 2017 in New Delhi, India, Organic Services invites the congress’ participants to a workshop regarding integrity software for grower groups and small, local certifiers.


Titanium dioxide: a dangerous substance?

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14.08.2017 Editor

The discussion around nanoparticles and their effect is currently somewhat overshadowed by other issues, but researchers are  trying to bring more transparency to the impact of various nanomaterials.


Nanoscale particles of anti-caking agent cause damage

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11.08.2017 Editor

The additive silicium dioxide E 551 is used as an anti-caking agent in dry food so that, for example, powdered soup or spices stay free-flowing. Silicium dioxide has been considered safe.


BioFach 2018: Next Generation is the main topic

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10.08.2017 Editor

The international organic sector will meet at BioFach and Vivaness from 14 to 17 February 2018 to discuss ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market. Also how the generational transition can be successfully shaped.


Rapunzel „One World Festival“

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09.08.2017 Editor

The German organic pioneer Rapunzel invites guests on 9 and 10 September to its One World Festival, that is held every two years. The programme of the two-day event encompasses Information, culture, music, organic culinary delights and the presentation of the One World Awards.


Databases to combat organic fraud

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08.08.2017 Leo Frühschütz

Organic controls – that often means a lot of physical paperwork and the difficult exchange of information across borders. Added to this are impenetrable trade flows. Databases could be the remedy – and make life difficult for potential fraudsters. The Organic Integrity Platform (OIP) is now mandatory for cereals in Italy. The OIP could be a model for other countries.  


Eosta: recording all the damage caused by food production

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03.08.2017 Editor

The study „True Cost Accounting in Farming and Finance”, commissioned by the Dutch company Eosta, calculated the actual cost of producing food - an undertaking praised by Prince Charles.


BioFach India/ India Organic together with the 19th Organic World Congress

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03.08.2017 Editor

The ninth edition of BioFach India together with India Organic trade fairs will be held concurrently with the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi)

 

 


Sustainable Foods Summit comes to Asia

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02.08.2017 Editor

Ecovia Intelligence is taking the Sustainable Foods Summit to Asia. The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will hone in on organic market potential, food fraud & authenticity, sustainable ingredients, and marketing best-practices.


Fall in the price of cocoa – but not of organic cocoa

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01.08.2017 Leo Frühschütz

The producer price of cocoa has fallen by 40 % within one year. It is currently hovering between 1,800 and 1,900 US dollars per tonne. That's 1,600 to 1,700 euros – not enough for the cocoa farmers to live on. Do organic producers get more? Organic-Market.info asked organic cocoa importers and suppliers this question.


Organic World Congress: GOTS will be at the Pre-Conference program

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31.07.2017 Editor

‘Social Compliance Issues in Organic Textiles Supply Chain’ will be the topic of a one day conference that is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in New Delhi, India.


IFOAM Annual Report 2016 is published

International_EN International_en

31.07.2017 Editor

‘Powered by People’ is the title of the recently published IFOAM Annual Report 2016. It summarizes general information about the worldwide organic movement and countless actions of IFOAM staff, World Board, ambassadors, volunteers, self-organized-structures, members and like-minded partners.


BioFach India: Buyers´Delegation for sourcing

International_EN International_en

28.07.2017 Editor

As in previous years, the Indian organisation ICCOA is offering a program for sourcing organic from India at BioFach India. The international trade fair will be held from 9 – 11 November 2017 in Noida/Delhi, running parallel with the IFOAM World Congress.


India: FSSAI issues draft regulations for organic food products

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25.07.2017 Editor

Seeking to ensure that organic food products really are organic, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released a draft regulation for organic food.


Ecovia: Latin American Summit tackles food fraud & ethical sourcing

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21.07.2017 Editor

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will focus on food fraud, ethical sourcing, and sustainable ingredients. Organized by Ecovia Intelligence the executive summit will take place in São Paulo on 18-20th September.


EU: vote on importing new GM soya

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20.07.2017 Editor

In mid July a vote was taken in Brussels on further approval by the EU of imports of genetically engineered soya beans.


Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference: Focusing on Asian cosmetics markets

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18.07.2017 Editor

Pacific Asia is, after Europe, the second largest market for cosmetics, a market particularly characterized by its dynamics. Beauty brands and products from Asia have become well-known and available beyond their own borders.


USA: three states restrict the use of Monsanto´s Dicamba

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18.07.2017 Editor

Farmers from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee have sent almost 600 complaints regarding the misuse of Monsanto herbicide Dicamba to the state authorities. Now the use of the pesticide is restricted.


BioFach China with more exhibitors and visitors

International_EN International_en

13.07.2017 Editor

The  eleventh  BioFach China end of May counted more  exhibitors  and  visitors and was more international too.


FiBL report on Voluntary Sustainability Standards

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12.07.2017 Editor

The new report "State of Sustainable Markets 2017: Statistics and Emerging Trends", covering 14 Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), shows continued growth across all products and all standards. To strengthen the data collection efforts  FiBL signed a cooperation agreement with ISEAL Alliance.


Organic World Congress: Pre-conference on animal husbandry

International_EN International_en

11.07.2017 Editor

On 7 and 8 November 2017, the conference "Role of livestock in sustainable agriculture" will take place as a preconference of the Organic World Congress in Dehli, India.


USA: CRISPR-Cas technique without labelling

International_EN International_en

10.07.2017 Editor

As TestBioTec, the German organisation critical of genetic engineering, has reported, mushrooms in the USA have been manipulated using new genetic engineering techniques (CRISPR-Cas). No label shows that to the consumers.


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