This year’s Biofach and Vivaness events (Nuremberg, 15-18 February 2017) drew a record-breaking attendance of over 50,000 visitors, reports the organiser NürnbergMesse.
Germany’s minister for food and farming, Christian Schmidt, says that EU law-makers must “acknowledge the special holistic aspects of organic production” as they continue to formulate a revised EU Organic Regulation.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
The German footwear company Birkenstock – famous for its iconic cork sandals – used this week’s Biofach exhibition in Nuremberg to preview a comprehensive range of natural cosmetic products.
India’s ‘organic hub’ – a cluster of fertile, proactively organic states in Northeast India – is helping drive strong market growth in the country and setting it on its way to securing 2% of the world organic food market.
BioCare Limited has been acquired by International Vitamin Corporation (IVC).
The Slow Food organisation has condemned the newly approved CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada, which it says fails to raise environmental standards and will impact heavily on poor farming communities.
China has passed a new law that places Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on an equal footing in the country with western medicine.
A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.
Veganz, the German-based vegan supermarket chain, is to close around half of its stores in the face of stiff competition from the grocery multiples, according to several local reports.
A new transitional certification programme for products from farmers who are in the process of becoming organic has been launched in the US. Using standards developed by Organic Trade Association (OTA), the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide certification and oversight to producers who are in transition to organic. It is expected that this […]
Nature & More is to mark organic fruit and veg with Natural Branding, a marking method which removes the need for packaging or stickers.
An EU grant worth €10.4m has been secured by the Organic Trade Board in partnership with Organic Denmark, to support a campaign to promote organic food.
The EU should increase investment in organic agriculture and use it as a field ‘laboratory’ for the development of sustainable and healthy food production.
The Review of the EU Organic Regulation has reached a “dead end” says recently appointed director of IFOAM EU, Eduardo Cuoco.
The phrase ‘feed the world’ denotes an unchallengeable imperative, doesn’t it? But what if the phrase itself is distracting us from acknowledging the biggest global health problem of them all?
The Nordic region is considered by UK organic producers and brands as the most desirable export market, with Asia/China and the United States coming in second and third place
A trinity of virtues – recognition, visibility and collaboration – is helping to drive record levels of growth for organic in Scandinavia, according to key actors from the sector in Denmark and Sweden.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines on sale in America must in future state on pack that ‘there is no scientific evidence the product works’.
Organic food leaders have called on EU institutions to agree on a new organic regulation that actively supports and protects the development of the organic market.