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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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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

14/09/2018

BioBorrel in Amsterdam: Registration open until next week

The newest edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm on 26th September 2018

03/09/2018

Bio Fach South East Asia: Successful premiere in Bangkok

In July, BioFach South East Asia at Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok gathered international stakeholders from the organic sector for the first time

31/08/2018

GO! Organic Festival 8th - 9th september 2018 - London

From artisan breads to vegan wines, from speciality cheeses to organic sauces and soups, from superfood skincare to zero waste soaps – GO! Organic Festival will showcase the sumptuous diversity that lies at the heart of the organic and sustainability movement...

27/08/2018

Biofach China Closing Report

CLOSING REPORT June 2018 of Connature's Partner BioFach China

18/08/2018

Organic Food Iberia 2019: Major new organic trade fair in Madrid

The new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

13/08/2018

Connature Partner, Natural Products Scandinavia & the Nordic Organic Food Fair return to MalmöMässan

Preparations for Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair 2018 are now well underway, as the Nordic region’s biggest trade shows for natural and organic open its visitor registration for 2018

30/07/2018

Diversity in Beauty: Key topic at the Natural Cosmetics Conference

"Diversity in Beauty" is one of the main topics of the 11th international Natural Cosmetics Conference, that the organizers specifically highlight. The congress will take place from 25th to 26th September 2018 in Berlin

16/07/2018

Asian Summit tackles sustainable packaging and ingredients

Hosted in Singapore on 4-5th September, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Food Summit will feature sustainable packaging, ingredients, and marketing

11/07/2018

A haven of organic indulgence at the GO! Organic Festival

Discover the best products in organic beauty, health and eco-living – all in one place!

06/07/2018

Companies campaigning for health and future food

The Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam showed that pioneers as well as the next generation in the organic industry think differently

18/06/2018

BioFach America – All Things Organic: German Pavilion and Nexty Award

BioFach America – All Things Organic will take part from13 to 15 September 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland

11/06/2018

GO! Organic Festival: New chefs & foodie features galore

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, there will be over a dozen live cooking demonstrations in the Organic Kitchen, with top chefs sharing their pro tips and exclusive recipes for creating tasty, naturally-good food every day

01/06/2018

Sustainable Food Award finalists announced

The finalists for the premier Sustainable Food Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence

23/05/2018

Organic fashion: GOTS India Seminar 2018

GOTS India Seminar 2018 is the third event in India organized by the Global Organic Textile Standard organisation (GOTS)

17/05/2018

Major new international organic trade fair to launch in Madrid - Organic Food Iberia

This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.​

07/05/2018

GreenTech Amsterdam with Organic Farmers Fair

From 12-14 June 2018, the international fair GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 will be held at RAI Amsterdam for the third time

20/04/2018

UK: Natural and Organic Products Expo next weekend

The Natural & Organic Products Europe wll take place in London ExCeL on 22-23 April

06/04/2018

Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.

20/03/2018

Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

The 11th edition of the international Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference, held September 25-26, 2018, in Berlin, will once again put the focus on current topics of the industry

14/03/2018

Turkey: organic fair Ekoloji takes place in Izmir

The 9th Ekoloji Izmir Fair will be held between 9th – 12th May 2018 in Fuarizmir/ A Hall, in Izmir, on the west coast of Turkey.

26/02/2018

Connature Partner, Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 to showcase the best in clean health

19/02/2018

Natexpo expands to Lyon

The natural and organic trade fair Natexpo decided to take place every year. This September the event will open its doors in Lyon, France

09/02/2018

Pitch perfect: Holland & Barrett back at Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018

Connature Partner Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018

01/02/2018

VeggieWorld in Europe: exhibition dates 2018

The VeggieWorld dates and venues for 2018 and early 2019 are already fixed. The next VeggieWorld will take place in the first week of March in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany

16/01/2018

BioFach and Vivaness Congress offers more than 120 sessions

In four weeks, the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors will kick off the year with their annual gathering in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018

16/01/2018

Green fashion fair: 42nd Innatex with 4th blogger meeting

Innatex from 20 to 22 January 2018 at the Messecenter Rhein-Main in Hofheim-Wallau -

10/01/2018

Lohas and Vegetarian Food Asia - Free Pre-Registration for Trade Buyers

LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia 2018 will be held at Hall 5F; 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1-3 February, 2018 - Free Buyers Pre-Registration open

08/01/2018

Singapore: First Sustainable Foods Summit Asia-Pacific successful

The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry.

28/12/2017

IFOAM EU Conference: Digital opportunities for organic processors

The 5th IFOAM EU Organic Processing Conference in Zwolle/Netherlands on 16th and 17th January will have the theme "Improving Organics: Making It Happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors"

18/12/2017

USA: Natural Cosmetics Masterclass focuses on food ingredients

Taking place in San Francisco on 1st February, this new Natural Cosmetics Masterclass will discuss the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products

11/12/2017

5th Organic Processing Conference: final program online

The program of the 5th Organic Processing Conference "Improving Organic: Making it happen - Digital opportunities for organic processors“ taking place on 16-17 January 2018 in Zwolle, The Netherlands

04/12/2017

BioFach 2018: the "next organic generation"

According to the motto "Next Generation", the world’s leading trade fair for organic food products BioFach in Nuremberg opens its doors from 14th – 17th February 2018 for professional visitors working in the organic sector.

29/11/2017

BioFach global analysis: organic industry continues upward trend

The global organic market is nearing USD 90bn in turnover and is developing in the right direction with excellent future prospects

27/11/2017

India: Organic & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair

Organic & Millets 2018 trade fair will take place on 19th - 21st January 2018 in Bangalore South India

20/11/2017

BIOFACH America 2017 in Baltimore: Closing Report

BioFach Events for an expanding organic market

16/11/2017

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

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

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

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17/09/2018

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Bettervest specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that seek to raise money from the crowd through the platform

14/09/2018

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

A new denn's organic market store will open in Eisenstadt, Austria

03/09/2018

E.V.I - the document on Sustainability which wins the trust of Investors

Companies and start-up need to consider sustainability when it comes to plan processes, products, governance and promotion

28/08/2018

Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Market data collected by Nielsen market research until May 2018, confirm a very positive trend in the Italian organic sector

27/08/2018

Canada Organic Trade Association welcomes government funding for organic sector

According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

30/07/2018

Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports

20/07/2018

Glyphosate and cancer: Bayer arraigned

The class action lawsuit filed by 450 cancer patients blaming the manufacturer Monsanto and its glyphosate-containing pesticide Roundup for their disease has taken a decisive hurdle

06/07/2018

Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, in sales, the Swiss organic food market grew by 7.6% per year over the past decade

02/07/2018

Insect mortality: EU Commission to take action

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction and one third of bee and butterfly species are declining

26/06/2018

EU: New regulation reduces use of antibiotics

An important EU negotiation was held about the use of antibiotics in animals

21/06/2018

Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

BADGE is the abbreviation for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, a chemical related to bisphenol A from which epoxy resins for coatings are produced. It made headlines as early as the 1990s, when it was found in various canned foods

13/06/2018

Tritordeum: new cereal wins Sustainable Food Awards

Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits

12/06/2018

OTA: US organic market worth $49.4 bn

Recently, the Organic Trade Association released its annual Organic Industry Survey 2017. As the study shows, the number of organic products purchased in the USA increased again – up to 6.4% within last year

05/06/2018

EU plastic regulation puts manufacturers under obligation

The European Commission has proposed new rules to reduce plastic waste. According to the press release, the Commission is targeting ten disposable plastic products that are most commonly found on Europe's beaches

01/06/2018

India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times

29/05/2018

UK: Defra released organic farming statistics for 2017

Data compiled by approved organic certification bodies are the basis for the organic farming statistics 2017. It presents estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the United Kingdom​

28/05/2018

Monsanto met with contempt by media

First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail

23/05/2018

EU: new organic farming rules adopted

In a press release the Council of the European Union informed that on 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products

17/05/2018

New Privacy Policy GDPR - Communication to companies registered at www.connature.com

Communication directed to all the companies registered at www.connature.com - This month we are updating our Privacy Policy as required by the New Privacy Policy Regulation of European Union (GDPR)​...

16/05/2018

India: Food regulator plans a GMO label

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to label all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients​

11/05/2018

USDA released proposal for regulations for GMO Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods”

07/05/2018

Naturland demands fair wages for cocoa farmers

Cocoa is the main source of income for over five million smallholders, mostly from West Africa. At the fourth World Cocoa Conference from 22nd to 25th April, 1,500 players from the cocoa industry met to exchange views and also to discuss the working conditions for cocoa farmers

02/05/2018

German organic market: Whole food shops back on course for growth

The first three months of 2018 are the second consecutive quarter of positive sales developments on the German organic market...

30/04/2018

Oeko-Tex introduces GMO testing for organic cotton

In future, organic cotton textiles that companies also want to have certified according to the international Oeko-Tex 100 textile standard will require proof that the cotton is free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

26/04/2018

IFOAM and FiBL study: Socio-economic impacts of GMOs on European agriculture

IFOAM EU Group recently released a new study on the impacts of GMOs on European agriculture, in partnership with FiBL

23/04/2018

European Parliament’s plenary adopts the new EU organic regulation

After very long discussions to improve the EU Organic Regulation in a way that matches with the needs of the organic sector the regulation finally was approved​

16/04/2018

Austria: Strong increase of organic farming in Tyrol

Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years

11/04/2018

Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

In anticipation of its activities at Natural Products Expo West, The Organic Center released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale

10/04/2018

Resi.bio: New database for residue findings

The control bodies Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (Engl. Society for Resource Protection) and Kontrollverein (Engl. Control Association) have developed an internet-based database for the evaluation of residue findings

06/04/2018

China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO)

23/03/2018

EU: No decision on neonicotinoids

Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision

14/03/2018

EU: constitution of the EP Special Committee “PEST”

The newly formed "PEST" special committee of the European Parliament is to examine the scandalous glyphosate risk assessment and the European pesticide approval system as a whole over the next six months

05/03/2018

Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach: EU Organic Boom Brings Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries

02/03/2018

Regarding online trade as an opportunity

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach

26/02/2018

Mediterranean countries with almost 7 million of organic area

The largest part of the Mediterranean organic area is in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union (EU) totalling 87 percent of the agricultural organic area

21/02/2018

Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

The Board and the board of directors the organic trade enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agree to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies

19/02/2018

Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

At Biofach the Humus Network, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced

16/02/2018

Global organic data show resilient growth

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“

14/02/2018

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

According to the German organic trade association BNN sales in specialized organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent

12/02/2018

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too

06/02/2018

Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years

02/02/2018

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting

30/01/2018

Beyond Organic Skincare has just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker”

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker.” It has already become a real hit with their staff and testers during pre-launch trials and has been promoted to ‘favourite’ by nearly everyone

29/01/2018

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: the specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover

23/01/2018

EU lawyer: Genome Editing can be exempted from GMO directive

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

22/01/2018

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

A new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence; it predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps

16/01/2018

GOTS: Christopher Stopes appointed as Representative to the EU

According to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) newsletter the organisation has placed an increasing focus on European regulatory and policy issues

08/01/2018

Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards

05/01/2018

GOTS: GMO testing method project conceptualised

According to the GOTS newsletter the Global Organic Textile Standad organisation determined through a limited round-robin exercise that test results for GMO presence showed inconsistency and were unreliable in cotton fibre In 2016

30/12/2017

Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Whilst there are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, few brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity

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.

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.

17/09/2018

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Bettervest specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that seek to raise money from the crowd through the platform

14/09/2018

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

A new denn's organic market store will open in Eisenstadt, Austria

03/09/2018

E.V.I - the document on Sustainability which wins the trust of Investors

Companies and start-up need to consider sustainability when it comes to plan processes, products, governance and promotion

28/08/2018

Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Market data collected by Nielsen market research until May 2018, confirm a very positive trend in the Italian organic sector

27/08/2018

Canada Organic Trade Association welcomes government funding for organic sector

According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

30/07/2018

Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports

20/07/2018

Glyphosate and cancer: Bayer arraigned

The class action lawsuit filed by 450 cancer patients blaming the manufacturer Monsanto and its glyphosate-containing pesticide Roundup for their disease has taken a decisive hurdle

06/07/2018

Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, in sales, the Swiss organic food market grew by 7.6% per year over the past decade

02/07/2018

Insect mortality: EU Commission to take action

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction and one third of bee and butterfly species are declining

26/06/2018

EU: New regulation reduces use of antibiotics

An important EU negotiation was held about the use of antibiotics in animals

21/06/2018

Cyclo-di BADGE: New pollutant from the can

BADGE is the abbreviation for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, a chemical related to bisphenol A from which epoxy resins for coatings are produced. It made headlines as early as the 1990s, when it was found in various canned foods

13/06/2018

Tritordeum: new cereal wins Sustainable Food Awards

Tritordeum is a new Mediterranean cereal with nutritional, agronomical and organoleptic benefits

12/06/2018

OTA: US organic market worth $49.4 bn

Recently, the Organic Trade Association released its annual Organic Industry Survey 2017. As the study shows, the number of organic products purchased in the USA increased again – up to 6.4% within last year

05/06/2018

EU plastic regulation puts manufacturers under obligation

The European Commission has proposed new rules to reduce plastic waste. According to the press release, the Commission is targeting ten disposable plastic products that are most commonly found on Europe's beaches

01/06/2018

India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times

29/05/2018

UK: Defra released organic farming statistics for 2017

Data compiled by approved organic certification bodies are the basis for the organic farming statistics 2017. It presents estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the United Kingdom​

28/05/2018

Monsanto met with contempt by media

First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail

23/05/2018

EU: new organic farming rules adopted

In a press release the Council of the European Union informed that on 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products

17/05/2018

New Privacy Policy GDPR - Communication to companies registered at www.connature.com

Communication directed to all the companies registered at www.connature.com - This month we are updating our Privacy Policy as required by the New Privacy Policy Regulation of European Union (GDPR)​...

16/05/2018

India: Food regulator plans a GMO label

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to label all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients​

11/05/2018

USDA released proposal for regulations for GMO Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods”

07/05/2018

Naturland demands fair wages for cocoa farmers

Cocoa is the main source of income for over five million smallholders, mostly from West Africa. At the fourth World Cocoa Conference from 22nd to 25th April, 1,500 players from the cocoa industry met to exchange views and also to discuss the working conditions for cocoa farmers

02/05/2018

German organic market: Whole food shops back on course for growth

The first three months of 2018 are the second consecutive quarter of positive sales developments on the German organic market...

30/04/2018

Oeko-Tex introduces GMO testing for organic cotton

In future, organic cotton textiles that companies also want to have certified according to the international Oeko-Tex 100 textile standard will require proof that the cotton is free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

26/04/2018

IFOAM and FiBL study: Socio-economic impacts of GMOs on European agriculture

IFOAM EU Group recently released a new study on the impacts of GMOs on European agriculture, in partnership with FiBL

23/04/2018

European Parliament’s plenary adopts the new EU organic regulation

After very long discussions to improve the EU Organic Regulation in a way that matches with the needs of the organic sector the regulation finally was approved​

16/04/2018

Austria: Strong increase of organic farming in Tyrol

Organic farming is growing steadily in the Tyrol region, Austria. Around 190 organic farms in areas ranging from milk production to vegetable cultivation have been added in the last two years

11/04/2018

Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

In anticipation of its activities at Natural Products Expo West, The Organic Center released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale

10/04/2018

Resi.bio: New database for residue findings

The control bodies Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (Engl. Society for Resource Protection) and Kontrollverein (Engl. Control Association) have developed an internet-based database for the evaluation of residue findings

06/04/2018

China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO)

23/03/2018

EU: No decision on neonicotinoids

Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision

14/03/2018

EU: constitution of the EP Special Committee “PEST”

The newly formed "PEST" special committee of the European Parliament is to examine the scandalous glyphosate risk assessment and the European pesticide approval system as a whole over the next six months

05/03/2018

Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach: EU Organic Boom Brings Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries

02/03/2018

Regarding online trade as an opportunity

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach

26/02/2018

Mediterranean countries with almost 7 million of organic area

The largest part of the Mediterranean organic area is in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union (EU) totalling 87 percent of the agricultural organic area

21/02/2018

Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

The Board and the board of directors the organic trade enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agree to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies

19/02/2018

Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

At Biofach the Humus Network, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced

16/02/2018

Global organic data show resilient growth

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“

14/02/2018

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

According to the German organic trade association BNN sales in specialized organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent

12/02/2018

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too

06/02/2018

Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years

02/02/2018

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting

30/01/2018

Beyond Organic Skincare has just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker”

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker.” It has already become a real hit with their staff and testers during pre-launch trials and has been promoted to ‘favourite’ by nearly everyone

29/01/2018

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: the specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover

23/01/2018

EU lawyer: Genome Editing can be exempted from GMO directive

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

22/01/2018

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

A new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence; it predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps

16/01/2018

GOTS: Christopher Stopes appointed as Representative to the EU

According to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) newsletter the organisation has placed an increasing focus on European regulatory and policy issues

08/01/2018

Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards

05/01/2018

GOTS: GMO testing method project conceptualised

According to the GOTS newsletter the Global Organic Textile Standad organisation determined through a limited round-robin exercise that test results for GMO presence showed inconsistency and were unreliable in cotton fibre In 2016

30/12/2017

Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Whilst there are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, few brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity

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.

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.