In the largest ever field study investigating the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, researchers found that exposure resulted in a 24% decline in numbers.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that plant-based foods using soya and tofu cannot use dairy-style terms such as ‘milk’, ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’.
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.
German nutrition company Shrewd Foods has introduced its range of freeze-dried Shameless Smoothies to the UK market.
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.
New healthy drinks brand Flõ Drinks has launched Essence Water, a range of pure natural mineral waters infused with a hint of natural flavour.
New research has revealed that in the last year, 99% of paediatric doctors have prescribed or recommended complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for a child.
A survey carried out in eight supermarkets across Germany has found that organically-minded consumers prefer locally produced food to organic food that originates from another country. The study, by Corinna Hempel and Ulrich Hamm, looked at German consumers’ attitudes towards organic food and local food and their purchase behaviour with regard to four different products. […]
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowers blood pressure and increases blood vessel function in healthy individuals. The research, by scientists from Germany and the UK provides novel data to indicate that the intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]
Germany has initiated a move to ban the cultivation of GM crops using an opt-out contained in a new EU Directive. Under new rules on GM, individual states can unilaterally ban GM crops even in the case of those officially approved by the EU. In a statement, the German agriculture minister, Christian Schmidt, stressed that Germany […]