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11/10/2017

Connature Partner, Nordic Organic Food Fair and NPScandinavia 2017: Exhibitor show highlights

Natural Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for organic food and drink, has released its exhibitor show highlights for 2017.

Returning to MalmöMässan, in Sweden, on 15-16 November, the event will showcase a record number of ‘organic choices’ from around the world.  Becoming the ‘go to’ show for discovering new ideas and concepts, thousands of food buyers, retailers or foodservice professionals will be among the first to discover the next best-sellers and exclusive launches of certified organic products, all under one roof.

The following is a taste of the new organic food and drink products on show for 2017:

LunchVegaz (stand H06C) is launching its range of fresh vacuum-packed vegetation and vegan dishes including: Ayurvedic Vegetable Stir-Fry, Chili sin Carne, Quinoa Pan, Chickpea Tagine, Pasta alla Bolognese, Tagliolini with Spring Vegetables, Thai Curry, and Zucchini Ragout.  Made without additives, nutrients are preserved with pasteurization and sterilization, and has a guaranteed shelf life of 25 days (German Pavilion).

ICI&LA (stand G30E) is launching a new range of meat alternative products to the Scandinavian market.  Made from pulses, lentils, chick peas, and flageolet beans, the products are soy-free, environmentally friendly, and made from only natural ingredients.  Available under catering and retail packaging (Organics Clusters Pavilion – France).

Eleokarpos (stand K64) is introducing its Kleólia Dressings in Lime & Basil and Honey & Rosemary.  They combine organic extra virgin olive oil with a mix of Greek herbs and fruits.  The result is a dressing for meat, fish, and salads, which instantly elevate simply cooked meals (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Chosan Drinks (stand L07) is launching its Chosan By Nature organic drinks.  The drinks benefit from the natural goodness of hibiscus flowers and baobab fruit with nothing artificial added.  Inspired by African heritage, they use traditional methods to turn all-natural, responsibly sourced ingredients into a selection of exotic flavours (UK).

Bifix W.Piasecki Sp. J. (stand H82) is a family company that has been producing fruit teas from its own plantations along with herbal, black and green teas for 25 years.  It's launching its organic certified jams, and fruit products (raw materials, juice concentrates and dried fruits) to its portfolio (Poland).

RemedyWay (stand J70B) is launching its organic buckwheat muesli, with honey and raisins.  A healthy crispy muesli free from gluten and preservatives, and high in fiber.  Made with organic buckwheat flakes 29%, honey 20%, raisins 13%, orange juice, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and walnuts (Estonia Pavilion).

Prolupin (stand H06D) is launching its Luve Lupine Vegan Ice Cream.  Based on the lupine protein isolate, it’s made with a sustainable, regional alternative to soy, rice, almond, and coconut.  It has an almost neutral taste and the texture is close to products made from cow's milk (German Pavilion).

Cafes Novell (stand J30) is launching the Nespresso compatible, compostable capsules in two flavours Intenso and Decaff.  Certified by the EN13432 Law, in industrial composting conditions they get fully degraded in 12-20 weeks (Spain).

De Traay B.V (stand H12) is introducing its honey with cranberries, from the Isle of Terschelling.  The fresh sourness of the cranberry (from the Dutch Isle of Terschelling), combined with the natural sweetness of the honey, makes an ideal enrichment to yoghurt, muesli and warm toast (The Netherlands).

Natur Hurtig (stand H06F) is launching its natural salt collection in Himalayan Rock Salt, German Rock Salt, and Sea Salt with algae.  As a manufacturer of all kinds of salt and other organic rarities, they’re also showcasing a range of organic peppers, used for smart gourmet cooking (German Pavilion).

Excealoe S.L (stand G60E) is launching its Aloe Yes Cubes, which incorporates the inner part of the Aloe Vera leaf.  The cubes can be added to raw salads, cold soups, yogurts, dairy, and cooked dishes (rice, beans, chickpeas, fish, meat, hot soups).  The smaller sized cube is 1.5 x 2cm, but sizes vary on request (Spain).

Bakalski Co (stand K42) is launching its herbal capsules, powder herbs, bulk herbs, and contract cultivation at the show.  The Powders – nettle, alfalfa, and rosehip – act as additives to foods and drinks and  bulk herbs can be used in tea production, cosmetics, and medicine (Bulgaria).

Smileat (stand H60E) is launching its organic baby food brand, made with no added sugar, salt or additives, and produced only with raw materials for babies and children.  Products include fruit, vegetables, meat jars, snacks, pouches, and baby-cereals (German Pavilion).

ELAION one SA (stand K72C) is introducing the Agourelaion first harvest extra virgin olive oil, with rare Kothreiki variety.  Made with 100% unripe, unirrigated green olives, from olive trees which grow naturally on hillsides.  Maximum acidity is 0,25% (DIO – Greek Pavilion).

Bio Greenford Organic (stand H60A) is launching its new range of organic superfood Açai juice in three flavours including: Antioxidant – Acai, Cranberry & Pomegranate; Stimulant – Acai, Spirulina, Mango & Ginger; and Energy – Acai, Guarana, Green Tea, Yerba Mate, and Passion Fruit (Spanish Pavilion).

PepUpLife - smart food (stand H74B) is introducing its new prefilled sprout bags.  These organic shoots in a practical bag, means veg shoots can easily be grown at home, just fill with water (Advantage Austria pavilion).

Greenomic–Ladolea (stand H35) is introducing its globally awarded extra virgin olive oil.  Packed in a reusable handmade ceramic pot and inspired by Aryballos (700 B.C.), the olive oil us well known for its use by athletes on their bodies before the Olympic games (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

IMS Höllinger GmbH (stand H74E) is launching its new organic fruit juice and syrups.  Multi Sunrise and Multi Sunset is made from 100% juice, has no added sugar, and a natural taste.  The three organic syrups (in 0,5l glass bottles) are available in raspberry, elder flower, and blackcurrant and lemon (Austria).

Nudge Drinks (stand K02) is launching its range of organic frozen high protein smoothies with added essential vitamins.  Simply blend all the ingredients straight from the kit to make a freshly made smoothie or smoothie bowl.  Available in three new flavours: protein greens, protein berries, and protein tropical (UK).

Nuova Gelart Srl (stand J17) is introducing its Gelart caramelized figs, made from an old recipe for a healthy specialty.   Made using sugar, honey, and lemon zest, they’re ideal on bread, pizza, variegate gelato, or as a gourmet treat (Italy). 

Optima Feinkost GmbH (stand H06E) is introducing its Optima Olympia Goat's cheese.  This traditional white cheese has a slightly spicy taste and is made from pasteurized goat's milk.  Rich in nutrients, vitamins and calcium, it’s easily digested and can be used as an alternative for those who suffer from intolerance to cow milk (German Pavilion).

Euphoria Secrets (stand K72B) is introducing its organic aromatic pharmaceutical herbs available in dried form, capsules, extracts, tinctures and essential oils.  Its larger scale herbs and spices include oregano and sage, and its herbs in a smaller experimental scale include hysop and rosemary (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Dulcesol (stand H60B) is launching a range of baby food by Mi Menu BIO, which includes pots of fruits and grapes, vegetable purees, and bio-fruits and cereal jars.   Also showcasing: a range of vegetable creams by Nurtur, and superfood smoothies in Antioxidant, Energizante, Detox, and Relajante (Spanish Pavilion).

Gourmante (stand K72I) is introducing its new organic range of varietal, flavored wine vinegars, stuffed olives, olive tapenades, and PGI Lakonia extra virgin olive oil.  Also presenting its Mediterranean herbal food supplement which combines olive fruit and leaf polyphenols (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Rabafarm OÜ (stand J70E) is introducing its pressed (NFC -not from concentrate), pasteurized rhubarb juice.  It contains no sugar or other additives and has a strong rhubarb taste.  Suitable component for smoothies, spirits and alcoholic drinks, salads, and sweets, it’s available in 14L bag in box, or 560L/EUR pallet (Estonia Pavilion).

Protoulis Olive Oil Makers (stand K72E) is launching its olive oil made from selected breed of mountain olive groves in Plomari Lesvos.  The packaging and press is carried out by experts, to create the finest end product (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Sweet Amsterdam (stand L12) is introducing its Dutch caramel filled waffle cookie.  Crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside, it has a traditional flavour of the Stroopwafel and is organic, gluten and dairy free (The Netherlands).

Salvest (stand J70F) is launching its Smushie Super-smoothies in pouches. Produced from organic ingredients and enriched with vitamins and superfood elements, Smushies are thick in consistency and come in a convenient pouch packaging (Estonia Pavilion).

Tuchel & Sohn GmbH (stand K16) is launching its range of honey, maple syrups, agave syrups, rice syrusp and natural sweeteners such as coconut flower sugar, coconut flower syrup, and maple sugar.  The company can carry out individual orders for compotes, packages and labels (Germany).

Medbest SA (stand K72D) is launching its range of Nefeli organic olives, spreads, antipasti, and olive oil.  Part of the corporate philosophy and vision is to support organic farming (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

MicroFood Piotr Barczyk (stand K30A) is introducing its new dried crunchy blackcurrant at the show, along with its range of organic, and vegan dried snacks, made from Polish vegetables, fruits and tropical fruits (Poland).

Belorganic e.U (stand L41) is introducing Birch Power by Absolutely Wild.  Its newest generation of organic Birch Water with superfood are sustainably hand-harvested in the forests of Northern Europe and comes in four low-calorie drinks: Pure, Classic (modestly sweetened with agave), Aronia Superfruit, and Matcha from Japan (Austria).

Aeolikos A.E.V.E.T (stand K72J) is launching its organic feta cheese made exclusively from sheeps and goats milk in Lesvos Island.  The feta cheese is brewed from the land’s wild herbs, and is low in calories (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Les Jardins De Gaia (stand J28) is launching its three teabags for the new winter season, the herbal tea ‘Gaïa Happy life’, the green tea ‘Winter Treat’ and the rooibos ‘Under the Stars’ (France).

LikeMeat Nordic (stand F20H) is launching its Likemeat – veggie pulled pork.  All LikeMeat products are made from 100% natural ingredients including pulses or vegetables and are produced according to strict nutritional criteria (Organic Denmark Pavilion).

Agriblea sun-dried tomatoes (stand K25) is launching its sun-dried cherry organic tomatoes, packaged in 100% compostable tray (Italy).

Rõngu Mahl (stand J70G) is showcasing its küllus juices and nectars including organic lingonberry nectar, made with 40% juice of hand-picked wild berries, it’s free from preservative (Estonia Pavilion).

Dalla Costa Alimentare (stand J38) is showcasing its range of products including fusilli made with 100% organic chickpeas flour – ideal for those who are willing to introduce fibers and proteins of vegetable origin (Italy).

Ditra NV–Martera (stand K01) is showcasing its new superfood range which includes organic açai-acerola juice, and a mix of pure purees.  Rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C, acerola gives a fresh touch to the acai puree (Belgium).

djunked AB (stand L17) is showcasing its grab-and-go chia fruit smoothie n a squeeze pack.   Made with superfoods and natural ingredients, it’s high in Omega3 and has a long shelf-life with room temperature storage.  Flavours include: Apple, Kiwi & Spirulina, and Mango, Passionfruit & Turmeric (Sweden).

Dorsvlegel BV (stand H40F) is promoting its organic lentil sticks which are bio, vegan, gluten-free, and without trans-fat.  Extruded and not fried, it contains 40% less fat than potato chips and is available in salted, and chili (Dutch Pavilion).

Solagora (stand J64) is exhibiting its organic Kaki Persimmon.  This Rojo variety when ripe is firm like a peach, has a sweet, seedless flesh and can be eaten peeled or unpeeled.  This autumn fruit is available from October to February (France).

Minerva (stand L61) bestselling Organic Feta, in Denmark is now available in cubes.  The new packaging with plastic drainer, allows for easy serving.  Protected Designation of Origin product, it can be used on salads, pasta, pizzas, and other Greek or local dishes (DIO– Greek Pavilion).

Sat Naturcharc (stand F60F) is exhibiting samples of its own organic compost.  Andalusian pioneers in recycling its own agricultural waste from productions and bringing it back to soils.  In this way, they nurture soils, which then can nurture plants with quality nutrients (Spanish Pavilion).

Thés de la Pagode (stand J22) is launching its organic herbal teas from Asia.  Picked from organic gardens in accordance with traditional methods, its biological herbal teas come in Slim, Digest and Sleep (France).

Astelfoods Eesti (stand J70A) is launching Elemental Elixir, a food supplement with chaga, aloe, plants, and honey.  Also showcasing: its range of certified organic products, including chaga and pine poppy powders, to add into sauces, marinades, and soups (Estonia Pavilion).

Schalk Mühle KG (stand H74F) is launching its organic raw Austrian pumpkin seed protein powder. Made by de-oiling and grinding raw Austrian pumpkin seeds, it still contains about 8% - 10% pumpkin seed oil and around 65% vegetable protein and about 11% dietary fiber (Austria).

Amoor OÜ (stand J70D) is launching its first vegan pumpkin protein bar.  Made with pumpkin seeds, pumpkin protein and dried fruits, it only contains raw ingredients and is made through a cold-press method to make sure that all good stuff stays (Estonia).

Torrefazione Caffè Salomoni (stand J40) is launching its organic freeze-dried coffee sticks (sachets).  Ready to use in hot, warm and cold water, it can easily be carried in a purse or pocket, and has a creamy taste and a full aroma of the typical Italian coffee blend (Italy).

Motion Nutrition (stand L21) is launching its organic pre-workout energizer, made with beetroot, maca, matcha, guarana, panax ginseng, sea buckthorn, and baobab.  This product aims to benefit the user's performance but also sustain long term health (UK).

Bioterraneo (stand G60H) is introducing its salmorejo, gazpacho and cherry tomato juice.  All gluten-free and organic, they contain no added water or preservatives, and can be kept dry with a shelf life of one year (Spanish Pavilion).

 

Natural Products Scandinavia

Natural Products Scandinavia is co-located with Nordic Organic Food Fair, together they will feature 400 leading exhibitors, showcasing a range of natural health food and drink choices from around the world.

Olivitrus fine greek tastes (stand F75) is previewing its Myrtiful juices, made with Greek seasonal fruits and vegetables, which are cold pressed and cold pressured.  Flavours in the range include organic, apple, carrot, orange & beetroot, and orange, apple & spinach (Greece).

Pukka Herbs (stand E26) is launching Motherkind Pregnancy supplements, a natural and organic vitamin formula for mothers to be, blended with Shatavari, maca and vitamins and minerals.  Also showcasing: Womankind Menopause supplements, a blend of traditional botanicals and whole food extracts, formulated to support women’s health during and after the perimenopause and menopause (UK).

Pulsin (stand F14) is launching its Pulsin Porridge Oat Bars which are made with 100% natural ingredients, including gluten-free oats, whole seeds, and real fruit.  Containing 30% less sugar and double the fiber of other oat bars (UK).

Arctic Power Berries (stand E77) is launching its natural berry powders, made with wild grown berries from Finland.  Packed with nutrients, its one teaspoon of berry powder is equivalent to a handful of fresh berries (UK).

Beneli AB (stand D51B) is launching its Smart labels with NFC technology.  A NCF-tag provides a direct line of communication between product user and brand.  When read using a smartphone, they provide traceability, electronic verification and anti-counterfeiting protection.  Each tag has a unique ID, allowing product information to be changed during the entire life-cycle (Invest in Skane Pavilion).

Adonis (stand E71) is launching two natural, low sugar snack bars to the Nordic region.   Designed for everyday working people rather than for athletes, it doesn’t cause blood sugar to spike.  Adonis won best snack bar at the Free-From Awards (UK).

Pavilion Healthcare (stand A24) is launching its new health product range, including its turmeric latte with coconut and cardamom (Pitta balance), its turmeric latte with almond and Nuts (Vata vegan nutrition) and its turmeric latte with black pepper ginger and cinnamon (Kapha balance) (UK).

Biogroupe (stand F27) is introducing its YA dairy free desserts.  These 100% organic and vegan yoghurts are made from coconut milk, chia seeds, rice milk, almond milk or oat milk, and are carbon compensated to preserve the environment.  Flavours include: Chia, Coco, Amande, Riz, and Avoine (France).

Coop Olive Oils of Lesvos (stand C50) is introducing its Lesvos gold premium extra virgin olive oil, the only Lesvos-based “Kolovi” monovarietal olive oil produced in Lesvos (Mytilene) for more than 4,000 years (Greece).

Hemp Juice Sales (stand A23) is launching its Sana Hemp Juice Boosters – made from the leaves of the adult industrial hemp plant.  After juicing, it is frozen directly to keep all the nutritionals, then freeze dried, where the raw hemp juice powder is extracted and filled in acid resistant vcaps (Cyprus).

AVA Cosmetic Laboratory (stand C04) is launching its series of formulas based on a combination of selected oils, Aloe Vera butter, organic Aloe Vera leaf juice and fig opuntia extract.  The ingredients soothe skin irritation, slow down skin aging, and have intensive skin hydrating, firming and revitalizing properties (Poland).

Ramkalni Nordeco (stand E16) is launching its candied fruits and berries which are grown in Latvia.  In the producing process only sugar is added and no other preservatives or colorants.  As the drying temperature in production is very gentle, the vitamins are preserved.  Fruits include cranberries, rhubarb, blackcurrants and pumpkin (Latvia).

Karoumpalis SA (stand A45) is launching its extra virgin olive oil.  Distinguished by its fruity aroma and derived from an olive variety called Koroneiki.  Cultivation, production, pressing and storage operations are carried out exclusively within the area of Messinia and the production lasts four to six weeks (Greece).

Dharma By Kova Kft (stand E88) is launching its coconut water made from the juice inside an immature green coconut.  Packed with natural sugars, salts, and vitamins to block out fatigue, it’s also low in calories, naturally fat and cholesterol free (Hungary).

Wanna (stand F21) is introducing its Meito´s organic red and green curry paste, made purely from organic farming in Chonburi, Thailand. The Red paste contains red chilli, garlic, shallots, lemon grass, galanga, sugar, salt and citric acid (Sweden).

A. S. Agri Exports PVT LTD (stand D30B) is launching its hygienically extracted matured coconut meat which is sliced and roasted to create a coconut snack.  It is vegan, low in calories, high in fiber, low fat, gluten and cholesterol free.  Also showcasing: Spicy Coconut Wine (Sri Lanka pavilion).

Kamareleo (stand E74) is launching it range of Alkyoni natural products of the Greek countryside, including its extra virgin olive oil.  They also recently launched lemon juices and white and black raisins. Also showcasing: oregano, mountain tea and olive oil soap (Greece).

Pookspafoods GmbH (stand A41) is launching its coconut chip snacks which keep all the benefits of coconut oil.  They are carefully prepared from the pure meat of mature coconuts – grown, harvested, husked and shelled in Thailand.  With a classic sweet and sea salt flavor, you can eat them as a snack and combine them with a variety of dishes (Germany).

Greenollia (stand F71) is introducing its singularly low acidity extra virgin olive oils, coming from unique blends of renowned varieties, and also premium quality organic olives, harvested from their own groves (Greece). 

Raw & Wild Activated Pili Nuts (stand E61) is introducing its nutritionally packed nuts.  They are pre-sprouted and dehydrated to preserve all the vital enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The activation process breaks down complex starch, and neutralises the phytic acid found in all nuts and seeds (UK).

Fisis Ergo (stand E60H) is launching its organic herbs including dill, parsley, coriander, spring onions, and onions (red and yellow).  Also showcasing: oranges, tomatoes, melons and watermelons (Greece).

Organic Milk Caramel DeliXia (stand B47) is launching its caramel organic milk.  Containing 6% fat and derived from whole milk, it’s gluten, nut, and lactose free, and contains no palm oil, preservatives, and colouring.  The food quality and safety is guaranteed by FSSC 22000 and the ISO 9001 certifications (Italy).

To view even more new food and drink products from Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia, please visit www.nordicorganicexpo.com/organic-food-drink-show-highlights.

Free visitor registration

Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia will return to Malmö, Sweden, on 15-16 November.  For more information and to register for a free trade ticket, please visit www.nordicorganicexpo.com and quote priority code NPUK322 (direct link: https://registration.n200.com/survey/0r4ptka5aril2?actioncode=NPUK322).

Media enquiries & press pass requests to:

Please apply for press accreditation in advance via this link: https://registration.n200.com/survey/0h4dzyseqdpsy

 

Sharna Waid, PR Executive

t: +44 (0)1273 645144

e: swaid@divcom.co.uk

Website: www.divcom.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DiversifiedUK

 

Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR

t: +44 (0)1273 645134

e: ejones@divcom.co.uk

 

Exhibitor enquiries to:

Fiona Allen, Event Director

t: +44 (0)1273 645124

e: fallen@divcom.co.uk

Website: www.naturalproductsscandinavia.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NPScandinavia

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NaturalProductsScandinavia

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups/4499812

Source: NPS Press Release

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OWC India: Winners of Organic Farming Innovation Awards 2017

On 10th November 2017, the winners of the OFIA were announced at a ceremony held during the Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India

14/11/2017

IFOAM: organic agriculture to combat climate change

At the moment, presided over by the Government of Fiji, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, is still ongoing

09/11/2017

Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco

From 30th- 31st January 2018, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in San Francisco, USA

07/11/2017

Ecofruit conference 2018: call for papers

From 19th – 21st February 2018, the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing (Ecofruit) will take place at the University of Hohenheim in Germany

02/11/2017

OWC: biggest organic farming event on the planet

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is a global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. It is coming to India for the first time in 40 years

26/10/2017

International Green Week 2018 in Berlin

From 19th until 28th January 2018, the International Green Week opens its doors to professionals and the public audience for the 83rd time

11/10/2017

Connature Partner, Nordic Organic Food Fair and NPScandinavia 2017: Exhibitor show highlights

Connature Partner, Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for organic food and drink, has released its exhibitor show highlights for 2017.

03/10/2017

The new Organic Regulation – status quo and outlook

At the IFOAM EU Organic Congress in Tallinn representatives of the EU and of the organic sector discussed pro and contra of the new European Organic Regulation

11/09/2017

Thailand: BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA starting in 2018

The BIOFACH fair in Nuremberg is an important event for the whole organic sector. Following other countries, Thailand will also start hosting BIOFACH in 2018.

05/09/2017

Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in November 2017

On 6th and 7th of November 2017, At the Epicenter, a US nonprofit organization, is hosting the Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado.

22/08/2017

Rapunzel One World Festival

The German organic pioneer Rapunzel invites guests on 9 and 10 September to its One World Festival, that is held every two years.

16/08/2017

Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair previews its 2017 exhibitors

Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair has released its initial exhibitor list for 2017

10/08/2017

BioFach 2018: Next Generation is the main topic

BioFach and Vivaness from 14 to 17 February 2018 will discuss ideas about how the “next organic generation” wants to continue developing the concept of organic in production and on the market

07/08/2017

France: Natexpo shows latest trends for for organic retailers

NATEXPO - from 22 to 24 October at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre - is shining a spotlight on the latest developments relating to new services and equipment dedicated to specialist organic retailers

21/07/2017

Ecovia: Latin American Summit tackles food fraud & ethical sourcing - São Paulo on 18-20th September

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will focus on food fraud, ethical sourcing, and sustainable ingredients

17/07/2017

Connature Partner NOPA: The Most Established Sourcing Platform for Everything Natural and Organic in Asia

Nopa will take place in Hong Kong on 30 thAugust – 1 st September 2017

06/07/2017

Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 opens visitor registration

Natural Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair has opened visitor registration for 2017

28/06/2017

Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 17-18 October, 2017 London, UK

Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 17-18 October, 2017 • Park Plaza Victoria Hotel • London, UK

 

20/06/2017

France: NATEXPO trade show will reflect the booming market

NATEXPO on 22-24 October 2017; all of the sectors of the organic market will gather in Paris Nord Villepinte

16/06/2017

Japan: Organic Lifestyle Expo with more space and exhibitors

The  second "Organic Lifestyle EXPO" / OLE will be held in Tokyo from Friday, July 28 to Sunday July 30 at the Tokyo International Forum in central Tokyo, connecting to the contents and themes of OLE 2016

12/06/2017

One World Award: winners selected

The fifth One World Award (OWA) prizes and the OWA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at a festive gala on 8 September 2017 in Legau in southern Germany

05/06/2017

Seminar in Odesa (Ukraine) “Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains” on 21-22 September 2017

The Anti Fraud Initiative (AFI) in collaboration with IFOAM invites for the workshop “Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains” in Odesa (Ukraine) on 21-22 September 2017

25/05/2017

BioFach America Latina – Bio Brazil Fair 2017

BioFach America Latina – Bio Brazil Fair is Brazil - from 7 to 10 June 2017, the 13th edition will take place in the Biennial Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil

02/05/2017

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit: focus on environmental impact

The North American edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit is scheduled for 2-3 May 2017 in New York

24/04/2017

Veganfach 2017: the vegan world meets again in Cologne

In a press release Koelnmese GmbH has informed the public that many companies have already applied to attend the largest and most international vegan trade fair in Europe

23/01/2017

Vegan Trend unbroken in Germany

Vegan nutrition has numerous followers in Europe and worldwide, the corresponding product range has developed into an important sector which generates good turnovers in Germany

31/05/2014

Bhutan: Conference on organic and ecological agriculture a full success

From 5 - 8 March 2014, participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the IFOAM Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. The country created the vision of Gross National Happiness and made a visionary commitment to going 100% organic.

01/10/2012

Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.: Global Eco Forum 2012

The Euro-Mediterranean forum on sustainability, the Global Eco Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.

09/07/2012

25 - 29 october - Turin - Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on 25 to 29 October 2012 in Turin, Italy

Press
18/12/2017

Organic competence for smallholders in Africa and India

Improved access to knowledge and innovations in organic agriculture holds great potential for improving food security and raising the productivity of smallholders’ farms in Africa and India economically, ecologically and socially...

14/12/2017

EU: dramatic insect decrease requires a complete and comprehensive ban

This Tuesday, the competent expert committee of the EU member states in Brussels voted on proposals of the European Commission for the ban on the three neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

11/12/2017

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging?

27/11/2017

Amazon: more sale at Whole Foods Stores

Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores

23/11/2017

Strong institutional commitment needed to ensure a good legislative transition

Brussels, 22 November 2017 – The trilogue agreement for a new organic regulation reached last June was adopted by the Special Committee on Agriculture on Monday and by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture today

20/11/2017

Denmark: catering and off-trade sales at least 30% organic

At a dialogue event in Hamburg, about 60 participants learned that in Denmark, the off-trade catering market has become the most important grow engine for organic food.

13/11/2017

USA: prohibition of aquaponics in organic food production rejected by NOSB

At a meeting on the 1st November 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected the proposal to ban hydroponic and aquaponic production methods under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program

07/11/2017

Scandinavia is gaining strength in natural personal care

"The Nordic region continues to ‘set the trends’ in health and wellness for the rest of the world“, say the organisers ot the event.

30/10/2017

ISO 16128 guidelines for cosmetics

The ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics donot take consumers interests at heart, states the association NATRUE

27/10/2017

Monsanto in trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year

26/10/2017

Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

The political and public opposition to glyphosate is growing in Europe

17/10/2017

Study Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

Failed Promises: the rise and fall of GM cotton in India", is a well-documented report about the collapse of GM cotton in the world.

09/10/2017

IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan

04/10/2017

Germany: 9.3 million vegetarians and vegans

8 million people in Germany, more than 10 percent of the population, eat a vegetarian diet.

03/10/2017

USA: Organic Agriculture Research Act gained support

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a non-profit foundation, reports a big success. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) gained crucial bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress recently.

22/09/2017

Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66%  Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items.

11/09/2017

Research: Quality control anywhere and at all times

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Fotein BV jointly developed a mobile research facility. It enables research into the quality and preservation of fresh products anywhere in the world

05/09/2017

In Tallinn EU ministers of agriculture must look further than their egg cups

Estonia holds the EU Council Presidency until the end of this year. At their meeting in Tallinn from 3-5 September the topics to be discussed by the EU ministers of agriculture will include the fipronil scandal.

04/09/2017

UK: Soil Association’s Organic September campaign starting in september

After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign the first of september.

01/09/2017

Important details in marketing Kamut

For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it

24/08/2017

BASF wants to stop selling Fipronil as a pesticide

After the European egg-scandal, BASF stops selling Fipronil as a pesticide

21/08/2017

USA: Export and Import balance

USA has become the biggest importer of organic food in the world, with organic making up a large proportion of the imports of particular products.

10/08/2017

Ireland: the possibility of becoming a GMO-free country

Ireland should work towards becoming a GMO-free country in order to maintain biodiversity and to provide a wide selection of seeds for potential international food crisis

31/07/2017

New EU Organic Regulation imminent – an analysis

The organic industry in many European countries reacted with horror when they heard that the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission have agreed behind closed doors on a revision of the EU Organic Regulation

13/07/2017

Italy: posts new record in organic sales

Nielsen data presented by the Italian Association for Organic Trade AssoBio show a very positive trend in the sale of organic food in Italian supermarkets

07/07/2017

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched a fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic hair products

A fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-bacterial Hand-wash and Moisturising Body Wash.
 

26/06/2017

Records in U.S. sales 2016 - the $40-billion mark is cracked

End of May the Organic Trade Association OTA published its 2017 Organic Industry Survey at the Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C.. The survey shows that total sales in 2016 increased to $47 billion US-Dollar

19/06/2017

USA: organic frontrunners in east and west

In California, customers buy organic food more frequently than their counterparts in other federal states

15/06/2017

Up to now no GMO potatoes in Canada

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island this year, according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the company that developed the Innate potato

12/06/2017

Italy: rising turnover of organic fruit and vegetables

In 2016, per capita consumption of fruit and vegetables in Italy was 152 kg, around 9 million tonnes were sold, with consumers opting increasingly for organic fruit and vegetables.

09/06/2017

France: organic retail continues to expand

As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector, in terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive

05/06/2017

A positive balance for Fairtrade Austria

Austria is among the top 5 Fairtrade countries worldwide; 92 percent of the population know what the Fairtrade organisation does, 41 percent buy products carrying its label regularly and 81 percent at least occasionally

31/05/2017

Fair trade cracks billion euro barrier

For the first time, turnover of fair trade products in Germany exceeded one billion euros. Consumers spent 1.2 billion euros on fairly traded products – a rise of  18 percent

29/05/2017

Switzerland and China: collaboration agreement signed

five-year bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Switzerland

15/05/2017

UK: Next government must prioritise soil

A news item published by the Soil Association explains that in the run-up to the general election in the UK they are urging all parties to commit to protecting and restoring soil health in their manifestos

10/05/2017

Belgium: glyphosate herbicide ban

The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicide. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands

08/05/2017

Goa Organic

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community

02/05/2017

New York: protesters seek clarity from TIAA

An article posted by Friends of the Earth last week explains how FOE and a coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations recently delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA...

29/04/2017

USA: millennials and organic – a winning combination

In North America the so called-generation of millennials is adopting organic in a big way: on the farm and on the internet, in the kitchen and in the board room

18/04/2017

The role of changing value chains in a sustainable food system

Resource efficiency, avoidance of waste and biodiversity...

13/04/2017

Qatar: organics on the increase

In Quatar, rising demand for organics means expansion of organic agriculture, higher local production and fewer imports

10/04/2017

USA: Organics on the rise in US households

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has released data showing that organic products are now used in more than 80% of kitchens in US households

04/04/2017

USA: Organic Farming Research Foundation´s report on challenges of organic farming

In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture

03/04/2017

Organic Market in Romania

Organic domestic consumption is rising in Romania

29/03/2017

FiBL trial in Bolivia: comparing cacao in agroforestry and monoculture

Thus cacao in conventional monoculture produces higher yields but has a negative environmental impact..

22/03/2017

EU: renouncing palm oil?

Sustainable production and export criteria for palm oil and gradually  abandoning the promotion of biofuel are intended to create better protection of the rainforest and the threatened species that live therein

20/03/2017

Germany the world leader in organic and fair

Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016

14/03/2017

Austria: 30 percent organic by 2025

Austria is continuing to play a pioneer role in Europe in terms of organic. The new target is organic management of 30% of its agricultural land by 2025

10/03/2017

Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

It really was a surprise. Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory...

09/03/2017

EU organic law: trialogue continues under the leadership of Malta

After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue...

06/03/2017

Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea

02/03/2017

EU Agricultural policy: citizens can submit proposals

EU Commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, has launched a survey to find out the opinions of citizens on the future of EU agricultural policy after 2020

24/02/2017

Korea: controversial discussion on new GMO rules

As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of  February

24/02/2017

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February

11/02/2017

Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

According to the report the global organic personal care market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 9.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $25.7 billion by 2025

06/02/2017

USA: animal welfare rule for the organic sector released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 19 published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register

30/01/2017

Nuremberg, the organic Metropolis

Much is happening in the organic sector in Nuremberg and beyond the city boundaries. In order to further strengthen the organic sector in the region for the future, organic projects are gathered under the umbrella “Nuremberg, The Organic Metropolis”.

23/01/2017

Canada: majority of consumers still opposed to GM food

According to a report of Producer.com people don’t know much about GM foods, but have a negative feeling when it comes to genetically modified foods

13/01/2017

Germany: sales of organic vegetables booming

According to surveys by the German agricultural information service AMI, there was high demand for organic vegetables in 2016

05/01/2017

Organic cotton from India designed in New York

India is an important supplier of organic cotton...

30/12/2016

EU Court: authorisation of GM soya lawful

The GM soya "Intacta" can continue to be sold in the EU

12/12/2016

IFOAM EU: we need a new start for the organic regulation

IFOAM EU acknowledges the efforts from the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and is delighted to accept the European Parliament invitation to discuss further developments with organic stakeholders

09/12/2016

EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension...

05/12/2016

US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics

08/11/2016

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Despite the current ban on genetically modified crops in Switzerland wants to promote the development of transgenic crops in India.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.

18/12/2017

Organic competence for smallholders in Africa and India

Improved access to knowledge and innovations in organic agriculture holds great potential for improving food security and raising the productivity of smallholders’ farms in Africa and India economically, ecologically and socially...

14/12/2017

EU: dramatic insect decrease requires a complete and comprehensive ban

This Tuesday, the competent expert committee of the EU member states in Brussels voted on proposals of the European Commission for the ban on the three neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

11/12/2017

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging?

27/11/2017

Amazon: more sale at Whole Foods Stores

Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores

23/11/2017

Strong institutional commitment needed to ensure a good legislative transition

Brussels, 22 November 2017 – The trilogue agreement for a new organic regulation reached last June was adopted by the Special Committee on Agriculture on Monday and by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture today

20/11/2017

Denmark: catering and off-trade sales at least 30% organic

At a dialogue event in Hamburg, about 60 participants learned that in Denmark, the off-trade catering market has become the most important grow engine for organic food.

13/11/2017

USA: prohibition of aquaponics in organic food production rejected by NOSB

At a meeting on the 1st November 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected the proposal to ban hydroponic and aquaponic production methods under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program

07/11/2017

Scandinavia is gaining strength in natural personal care

"The Nordic region continues to ‘set the trends’ in health and wellness for the rest of the world“, say the organisers ot the event.

30/10/2017

ISO 16128 guidelines for cosmetics

The ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics donot take consumers interests at heart, states the association NATRUE

27/10/2017

Monsanto in trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year

26/10/2017

Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

The political and public opposition to glyphosate is growing in Europe

17/10/2017

Study Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

Failed Promises: the rise and fall of GM cotton in India", is a well-documented report about the collapse of GM cotton in the world.

09/10/2017

IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan

04/10/2017

Germany: 9.3 million vegetarians and vegans

8 million people in Germany, more than 10 percent of the population, eat a vegetarian diet.

03/10/2017

USA: Organic Agriculture Research Act gained support

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a non-profit foundation, reports a big success. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) gained crucial bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress recently.

22/09/2017

Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66%  Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items.

11/09/2017

Research: Quality control anywhere and at all times

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Fotein BV jointly developed a mobile research facility. It enables research into the quality and preservation of fresh products anywhere in the world

05/09/2017

In Tallinn EU ministers of agriculture must look further than their egg cups

Estonia holds the EU Council Presidency until the end of this year. At their meeting in Tallinn from 3-5 September the topics to be discussed by the EU ministers of agriculture will include the fipronil scandal.

04/09/2017

UK: Soil Association’s Organic September campaign starting in september

After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign the first of september.

01/09/2017

Important details in marketing Kamut

For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it

24/08/2017

BASF wants to stop selling Fipronil as a pesticide

After the European egg-scandal, BASF stops selling Fipronil as a pesticide

21/08/2017

USA: Export and Import balance

USA has become the biggest importer of organic food in the world, with organic making up a large proportion of the imports of particular products.

10/08/2017

Ireland: the possibility of becoming a GMO-free country

Ireland should work towards becoming a GMO-free country in order to maintain biodiversity and to provide a wide selection of seeds for potential international food crisis

31/07/2017

New EU Organic Regulation imminent – an analysis

The organic industry in many European countries reacted with horror when they heard that the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission have agreed behind closed doors on a revision of the EU Organic Regulation

13/07/2017

Italy: posts new record in organic sales

Nielsen data presented by the Italian Association for Organic Trade AssoBio show a very positive trend in the sale of organic food in Italian supermarkets

07/07/2017

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched a fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic hair products

A fabulous new range of Sulphate free organic Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-bacterial Hand-wash and Moisturising Body Wash.
 

26/06/2017

Records in U.S. sales 2016 - the $40-billion mark is cracked

End of May the Organic Trade Association OTA published its 2017 Organic Industry Survey at the Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C.. The survey shows that total sales in 2016 increased to $47 billion US-Dollar

19/06/2017

USA: organic frontrunners in east and west

In California, customers buy organic food more frequently than their counterparts in other federal states

15/06/2017

Up to now no GMO potatoes in Canada

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island this year, according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the company that developed the Innate potato

12/06/2017

Italy: rising turnover of organic fruit and vegetables

In 2016, per capita consumption of fruit and vegetables in Italy was 152 kg, around 9 million tonnes were sold, with consumers opting increasingly for organic fruit and vegetables.

09/06/2017

France: organic retail continues to expand

As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector, in terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive

05/06/2017

A positive balance for Fairtrade Austria

Austria is among the top 5 Fairtrade countries worldwide; 92 percent of the population know what the Fairtrade organisation does, 41 percent buy products carrying its label regularly and 81 percent at least occasionally

31/05/2017

Fair trade cracks billion euro barrier

For the first time, turnover of fair trade products in Germany exceeded one billion euros. Consumers spent 1.2 billion euros on fairly traded products – a rise of  18 percent

29/05/2017

Switzerland and China: collaboration agreement signed

five-year bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Switzerland

15/05/2017

UK: Next government must prioritise soil

A news item published by the Soil Association explains that in the run-up to the general election in the UK they are urging all parties to commit to protecting and restoring soil health in their manifestos

10/05/2017

Belgium: glyphosate herbicide ban

The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicide. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands

08/05/2017

Goa Organic

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community

02/05/2017

New York: protesters seek clarity from TIAA

An article posted by Friends of the Earth last week explains how FOE and a coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations recently delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA...

29/04/2017

USA: millennials and organic – a winning combination

In North America the so called-generation of millennials is adopting organic in a big way: on the farm and on the internet, in the kitchen and in the board room

18/04/2017

The role of changing value chains in a sustainable food system

Resource efficiency, avoidance of waste and biodiversity...

13/04/2017

Qatar: organics on the increase

In Quatar, rising demand for organics means expansion of organic agriculture, higher local production and fewer imports

10/04/2017

USA: Organics on the rise in US households

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has released data showing that organic products are now used in more than 80% of kitchens in US households

04/04/2017

USA: Organic Farming Research Foundation´s report on challenges of organic farming

In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture

03/04/2017

Organic Market in Romania

Organic domestic consumption is rising in Romania

29/03/2017

FiBL trial in Bolivia: comparing cacao in agroforestry and monoculture

Thus cacao in conventional monoculture produces higher yields but has a negative environmental impact..

22/03/2017

EU: renouncing palm oil?

Sustainable production and export criteria for palm oil and gradually  abandoning the promotion of biofuel are intended to create better protection of the rainforest and the threatened species that live therein

20/03/2017

Germany the world leader in organic and fair

Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016

14/03/2017

Austria: 30 percent organic by 2025

Austria is continuing to play a pioneer role in Europe in terms of organic. The new target is organic management of 30% of its agricultural land by 2025

10/03/2017

Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

It really was a surprise. Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory...

09/03/2017

EU organic law: trialogue continues under the leadership of Malta

After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue...

06/03/2017

Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea

02/03/2017

EU Agricultural policy: citizens can submit proposals

EU Commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, has launched a survey to find out the opinions of citizens on the future of EU agricultural policy after 2020

24/02/2017

Korea: controversial discussion on new GMO rules

As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of  February

24/02/2017

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February

11/02/2017

Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

According to the report the global organic personal care market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 9.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $25.7 billion by 2025

06/02/2017

USA: animal welfare rule for the organic sector released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 19 published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register

30/01/2017

Nuremberg, the organic Metropolis

Much is happening in the organic sector in Nuremberg and beyond the city boundaries. In order to further strengthen the organic sector in the region for the future, organic projects are gathered under the umbrella “Nuremberg, The Organic Metropolis”.

23/01/2017

Canada: majority of consumers still opposed to GM food

According to a report of Producer.com people don’t know much about GM foods, but have a negative feeling when it comes to genetically modified foods

13/01/2017

Germany: sales of organic vegetables booming

According to surveys by the German agricultural information service AMI, there was high demand for organic vegetables in 2016

05/01/2017

Organic cotton from India designed in New York

India is an important supplier of organic cotton...

30/12/2016

EU Court: authorisation of GM soya lawful

The GM soya "Intacta" can continue to be sold in the EU

12/12/2016

IFOAM EU: we need a new start for the organic regulation

IFOAM EU acknowledges the efforts from the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and is delighted to accept the European Parliament invitation to discuss further developments with organic stakeholders

09/12/2016

EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension...

05/12/2016

US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics

08/11/2016

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Despite the current ban on genetically modified crops in Switzerland wants to promote the development of transgenic crops in India.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.