Strict criteria for ‘additional fibre material’ and a new category for ‘combined products’ are among the changes in Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), released on 1 March 2017.
UN experts call for new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming
Report says calcium and vitamin D supplements could save the EU billions
Norway’s lead organic body Oikos (Organic Norway) has criticized Norwegian Government proposals to abandon the country’s goal of making 15% of all food production and consumption organic by 2020.
Specialist marketing intelligence business Organic Monitor is being relaunched this month as Ecovia Intelligence.
Amazon has launched a small range of dietary supplements under its ‘Amazon Elements’ label.
USDA extends deadline on organic check-off program
The organic food and farming sector had another record-breaking year, with global sales topping USD 80 billion and organically farmed land reaching 50.9 million acres.
US natural products retailer Vitamin Shoppe has reported a fall in comparable store sales for the last quarter. But the company says that its ‘reinvention strategy’ remains on track.
People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for dramatically increased exposure to arsenic and mercury – toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects
From Siberian cedar nuts to turmeric latte, rare variety popcorn to gourmet truffle oil – Biofach has all bases covered when it coms to the latest new organic products.
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.