The 16th edition of the European Organic Congress will be held from June 16 to 17 in Bordeaux, France. Organic stakeholders will have the opportunity to attend in-person sessions and engage with experts in the relevant fields.
This year, Biofach will not take place before July. However, the balance conference, which regularly kicks off the organic trade fair, already took place this Tuesday.
A petition calling for the convening of an international patent conference by the responsible ministers has been running since November 2021. In the meantime, the campaign is receiving more and more supporters.
The organic certification body Abcert took over the natural cosmetics certification body Eco Control GmbH on 1 January. This was announced by Abcert last week.
The new European organic legislation has been in force for about two weeks. All the changes at a glance.
Four organic companies from Italy and Switzerland are joining forces in the new raw materials company "Biodina". A former Alnatura manager sits on the management board.
The founder of the wholesale company Claus Reformwaren passed away unexpectedly on 6 November. His family and the staff pay tribute to him with an obituary.
A former tomato picker is campaigning against the exploitation of illegal refugees in tomato fields in southern Italy. German organic shops already have the products of the No Cap company on their shelves.
The agricultural industry unsuccessfully tried to influence the vote in the EU Parliament on the Farm to Fork strategy. The Parliament backed the Commission's plans with a large majority.
On 25-28th October 2021, the European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit takes place online for the second time. In addition to the conference, the Sustainable Cosmetics Awards will also be presented. The finalists have now been determined.
The EU declared 23 September as EU Organic Day. IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the initiative.
The Organic Food Conference will take place in Warsaw as a hybrid event this year. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Organic food”.
People can still support the initiative with their signatures until the end of September. From 1 million signatures the European institutions must consider turning the campaign's demands into law.
The plant-based food specialist has raised fresh capital and plans to build the largest vegan production facility in Europe. The initial public offering is coming up soon.
A global coalition of companies and organisations has launched an ambitious action: in an open letter, 50 world leaders call for a carbon tax on meat and dairy products.
On 25-28th October 2021, the European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit take place online for the second time. Stakeholders from the cosmetics and beauty sector will discuss about green materials, new technologies, marketing and customer impacts. The Sustainable Beauty Awards will be hosted alongside the conference.
Again and again, traces of pesticides are found on organic food. This is rarely the fault of the farmers. The FIBL has carried out more detailed research on this on behalf of Bio Suisse.
On 15 December 2022, the EU-wide authorisation for glyphosate expires. The manufacturers have already applied for a renewal - and are now getting support from national authorities. Yet more and more new studies speak against the herbicide active ingredient.
Europe is facing massive ecological transformations within all sectors. The EU wants to pave the way by implementing its Green Deal. The role of organics in this was discussed at the 15th European Organic Congress.
The organic manufacturer already sells its products in numerous countries. Since spring, branches of the US supermarket chain Whole Foods, which belongs to Amazon, have also been selling Holle baby food.
A seal developed by the Raw Food Association identifies products that are "genuinely raw" according to the catalogue of criteria. Four companies have already been certified.
The CAP negotiations are on ice. But vegan food producers can breathe a sigh of relief - and continue to promote their products as milk substitutes. The EU Parliament withdrew the controversial Amendment 171 recently.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 12th edition of the European Sustainable Foods Summit will be held online. The virtual conference takes place next week from 8th-11th of June 2021 and will discuss sustainability developments and innovations in the food industry.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that organic food may not be fortified with calcium derived from algae. In doing so, the court prohibited a practice that had been common for a long time, but the ruling is not likely to have serious consequences.
IFOAM Organics Europe prepares for the second virtual edition of the European Organic Congress from 16-18 June 2021. In six dedicated sessions, experts and participants will discuss Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), expected changes in the new EU Organic Regulation, organic’s contribution to climate change mitigation, sustainable food systems and rural development. Registrations are now open for interested parties.