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09/01/2020

Natural and organic visionaries share their trends for 2020 at Natural Products Europe

With demands in sustainability, conscious living, and social responsibility on the rise, the leading trade show Natural & Organic Products Europe – recognised as an ‘established innovation hub for health, food, beauty, wellness and sustainable living’ by Mintel – is the place to discover what’s new and next in the world of natural and organic. 

So, what trends will be shaping the industry in the year to come?

Trend predictions for 2020 were provided by senior representatives from Holland & Barrett, Soil Association, Green People, HFMA, Beauty Kitchen, Motion Nutrition, The Vegan Society, Natural Products News, OF+ Consulting, Glow Organic, and NaturalProductsGlobal.com.  While responses were varied, many agreed that zero waste, innovations in packaging, CBD, a post-Brexit Britain, and the climate crisis are notable talking points this year.  Whilst trends in brain nutrition, personalised nutrition, bioengineered ingredients, and edible beauty also made the list, among others.

Check out some highlights below or read the full comments here: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/visionaries-share-their-trends-for-2020

Planet-centric decision making 

“For me, the most interesting trends in 2020 will spring from the climate crisis and how brands respond to the growing problem. I’m optimistic that in our sector at least, environmental issues will underpin the majority of launches.  World events like the Australian bush fires are only going to further hammer home to consumers the magnitude of the climate crisis and the importance of planetary responsibility – on an individual level and, of course, at government and industry level,” says Rosie Greenaway, editor of Natural Products News.

“The climate emergency our planet is facing is now undeniable. This presents an opportunity for the industry to come together and champion sustainability in innovations that are kinder to the planet and the creatures we share it with,” says Abigail Stevens, trademark marketing manager at The Vegan Society.

“I think this year we’ll see climate change messaging increasingly pushing its way into the marketing of natural and organic. In particular, I expect to see organic responding to the shift in consumer behaviour from individual-centric to planet-centric decision making,” says Jim Manson, editor-in-chief of NaturalProductsGlobal.com.

Organic as a sustainable solution 

"While there have been more reports and documentaries on biodiversity decline and the impacts of intensive farming methods, Soil Association is hopeful that the relevance of organic as a solution will waken shoppers from their routine habits, and the majority will want to understand more about where their food comes from and how it is produced. Brands that are both organic and have other attributes such as ‘free from’, ‘vegan’ or ‘less packaging’ will have the greatest chance of greater success," says Finn Cottle, trade consultant at Soil Association.

Eating for your brain

“I predict that the concept of integrated health will be even more mainstream than it is at the moment.  This year has been a turning point in terms of the awareness of mental health issues in the media and I was approached by a team of worldwide leading trauma and attachment psychologists and psychiatrists, who recognised the benefits of integrating nutrition to aid the healing of mind and body for a better overall recovery.  This led me into conducting lengthy research into the nutrients to best support depression, PTSD, anxiety and insomnia and formulating two new supplements for the mental health professionals to use with their patients,” says Dr. Marilyn Glenville, leading nutritionist and authority on women's health issues.

Vegan backlash 

"This year, I think we will see a rise in the ‘vegan backlash’. Health and eco-conscious individuals turning to a vegan diet have seen that too many products are highly processed, of questionable nutritional value, and use unsustainable/unethical ingredients.  I hope the backlash will bring some perspective to the market, allowing vegans to marry convenience, taste, health, and sustainability.  One opportunity for 2020, will be education on ‘vegan scratch cooking’, where retailers sell ingredients which permit a more natural, plant-based diet based around organic whole foods – fruit, veg, nuts, grains, bean, and pulses – making this more accessible to the masses and provide a competitor to recently launched over-processed food and drink," says Simon Wright, sustainable food consultant and founder of OF+ Consulting.

Zero waste and innovative packaging 

“Unsurprisingly, plastic-free and zero waste will continue to be a focus in 2020 with customers looking to leave as small a mark on the planet as possible,” says Mitch McCarthy, assistant category manager at Holland & Barrett.

"At Motion Nutrition, we’ve moved towards plastic-free, compostable materials, but what should people do in areas where councils don’t collect food waste? And what is happening to recyclable waste: is it really getting recycled, or ending up in a landfill? Providing real solutions to these issues in a way that is easy for consumers to grasp will be a fantastic opportunity for growth to whoever can crack it.  We need to offer solutions that do not put the burden of responsibility on the consumer, but instead make it easier for them to lead an environmentally conscious life. How about liquid shampoo packed in a bottle made of hard soap?" says Joseph Welstead, CEO of Motion Nutrition.

"The industry and consumers have started to realise that the impact on the environment of beauty product packaging is even bigger than the ingredients used.  The trend is being driven by consumers and the industry is trying to react quickly by reducing packaging and making it more recyclable, but this is just being 'less-bad'.  Many are also launching refill options using unrecyclable pouches, however only those that are truly mission led and focus on reuse models will really meet the consumer demand for 'more-good'," says Jo Chidley, co-founder of Beauty Kitchen UK.

Less is more in post-Brexit Britain 

"While Brexit uncertainty has begun to dissipate, its day-to-day financial realities are still unknown; I wouldn’t be surprised to see a reluctance towards spending from consumers, which will strengthen the ‘less is more’ position of multifunctional beauty products," says Rosie Greenaway, editor of Natural Products News.

"The move towards a post-Brexit Britain brings us into unchartered territory and could see natural and organic brands navigating hurdles to import ingredients and finished products. By manufacturing in the UK, companies, like Green People for instance, hope to circumvent this and plan to continue expanding its local product offerings throughout 2020," says Stephanie Matson, marketing manager at Green People.

Regulatory status of CBD 

"Ironically, I see the greatest opportunity for 2020 as also being the greatest threat, and that is the regulatory status of CBD food supplements, and our continued ability to freely market these products.  On the one hand we have a new market emerging that is quite unlike anything I have seen in my career (some estimates say that the market for CBD supplements will before too long exceed the current entire market value for all other food supplements combined). But the real challenge comes from regulators seeking to see these products removed from the market, thereby running the risk of driving consumers to less-regulated online sources of supply,” says Graham Keen, executive director at HFMA.

“CBD will only continue to grow as a staple in people’s beauty routines and move increasingly into the mainstream. People will be looking for products led with single ingredients, so they know exactly what they are putting on their body – avoiding long, complicated ingredients lists which don’t feel as natural,” says Mitch McCarthy, assistant category manager at Holland & Barrett.

“I think we’ll also see some clarification in 2020 on how the CBD category will be regulated in the future,” says Jim Manson.  Whilst Rosie Greenaway adds: "CBD is likely to keep turning up – not just in health supplements but also in beverages."

Bioengineered ingredients 

"The growing consumer interest in natural, plant-based ingredients in beauty products is likely to put an even bigger strain on the planet. A more sustainable option will be to bioengineer ingredients to offer the best of both worlds – sustainably harvested ingredients, and the benefits of plant-based ingredients for the skin.  If this is able to be achieved, it will take the strain off the environment and meet market demand," says Mel Jenkinson, founder of Glow Organic.

“In terms of trend-led ingredients, we’re expecting squalane to continue to be a big ingredient in skincare.  This can be found from natural sources now such as sugar cane and olives and acts like an emollient when applied to the skin,” says Mitch McCarthy, assistant category manager at Holland & Barrett.

Personalised nutrition 

"In health and nutrition, there is a lot of noise currently around personalised health. It’s not surprising that the big food and health multinationals are snapping up the most innovative new players in this field.  We will also see efforts being made in 2020 to formalise a definition of 'personalised nutrition' so that its potential is more widely understood, and it becomes embedded in our healthcare culture," says Jim Manson, editor-in-chief of NaturalProductsGlobal.com

Edible beauty 

"One of the biggest trends in the natural health sector is ‘edible beauty’ – dietary supplements, nutrition and foods for anti-aging, skin health, and beauty.  Market research predicts that in 2020 the ‘digestible beauty product’ market will reach $7.4bn (Global Industry Analysts Inc). There’s an amazing opportunity for the skincare and nutrition fields to start joining forces to create innovative ways to tackle both inner and outer beauty," says Star Khechara, founder of Academy of Beauty Nutrition. 

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2020

Retailers and buyers attending this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe will find all of the above and more.  Over 700 exhibitors will be there, showcasing the best choice of natural, certified organic, vegan, Fairtrade and free-from food, drink, VMS, cosmetics, skincare, and eco-living products to hit the market. 

Show features include 70 speakers across three theatres; two New Product Showcases; international and regional pavilions; a new Spritz area (natural, organic, biodynamic, and vegan wines, beers and no-and-low drinks);  Independent Retailer Networking Lounge; Vegan World; Successful Retailing and Live Innovation Pitches with Ocado, Sainsburys and Holland & Barrett – plus much more.  For more information, and to register your interest in attending, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk.

 

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Today, the European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

09/07/2020

Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe

At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board

08/06/2020

How to use Connature properly to connect to new suppliers, buyers

We write down some tips to connect properly to new operators

04/06/2020

Argentina seeks bigger share of China’s organic market

From raw materials to final products, from pears to honey, producers of organic products hope existing demand for healthy food will be consolidated after the coronavirus

02/06/2020

Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

A ‘Green Brexit’ for food and farming? After the vote it’s hanging in the balance

01/06/2020

Four new Standards included in the IFOAM Family of Standards

IFOAM – Organics International has endorsed four new standards as organic for inclusion in the IFOAM Family of Standards...

25/05/2020

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU WELCOMES LANDMARK DECISION TO PUT ORGANIC AT THE HEART OF FUTURE EUROPEAN FOOD SYSTEM

IFOAM EU WELCOMES LANDMARK DECISION TO PUT ORGANIC AT THE HEART OF FUTURE EUROPEAN FOOD SYSTEM

14/05/2020

Austrians ask more for organic food

Food retailers in Austria generated seven percent more revenue with fresh organic food in 2019 than in the year before. The number of organic farmers has also grown

12/05/2020

Switzerland: Rise of Organic food, share rises above ten percent

The Swiss spent 3.24 billion francs, or 3.07 billion euros on organic food in 2019...

16/04/2020

Gepa reports on Coronavirus

Gepa, the fair trade organisation has reported on the situation for its worldwide partners from for craft enterprises as well as food producers. 

09/03/2020

THE NEW EU ORGANIC REGULATION: WHAT WILL CHANGE?

The EU organic regulation has a major impact on organic farmers, processors, traders, retailers, certifiers, researchers and consumers. After today’s publication of the new organic regulation, IFOAM EU provides you with a brief overview on the main changes that can be expected in the near future.

24/02/2020

IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, the organic food and farming movement calls for ambitious EU targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU

 

18/02/2020

Swedish organic farmers at BioFach

First time at the BioFach that the Swedish Organic Farmers

07/02/2020

Settlement of the glyphosate lawsuits in the USA is approaching

Final round for Bayer

30/01/2020

Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location

For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields.

08/01/2020

Austria can ban glyphosate

The European Commission did not block the glyphosate prohibition passed by the Austrian parliament

21/12/2019

New rules make household appliances more sustainable

In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions

10/12/2019

Organic movement’s research & innovation priorities launched at Organic Innovation Days

Bruxelles, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming, launched its new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda at its annual Organic Innovation Days.  

22/11/2019

ORGANIC FOOD AND FARMING MOVEMENT ASKS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON NEW GENETIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

IFOAM EU demands immediate action by the European Commission and national authorities to ensure the traceability of new GMOs

28/10/2019

New organic legislation from 2021

From the 1 January 2021, there will be an overhaul of the current organics regulations for Europe

28/10/2019

European Initiative out to save bees and farmers

One year to collect one million signatures from at least seven member states. If they succeed, the EU Commission will have to deal with the citizens’ concerns!

15/10/2019

What are the future prospects for export of organic food products from India?

Indian suppliers of organic food as spices, rice tips to promote their products to conquer european distributors and buyers
 

 

15/10/2019

Europe Leads the Organic Market

In the last 10 years, the total number of new food and drink product launches globally with an organic claim rose from 6% to 10%, according to Mintel. 

03/10/2019

Organic Voices, with support of more than 100 brands and organizations, launches campaign to highlight lack of chemicals in organic

Only Organic launched a new campaign highlighting the more than 700 chemicals prohibited from use in organic food, farming, and products

23/09/2019

Australia’s status as world leader in organic to be irreversibly undermined

Changes to Australia’s Gene Technology Regulations tabled in the Federal Parliament threaten to irreversibly undermine Australia’s status as a world leader in organic. The decision would leave the majority of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as CRISPR/Cas unregulated

30/08/2019

Waste water: Commission refers Sweden to the Court for its failure to treat urban waste wate

Sweden has failed to ensure that urban waste water is subject to appropriate treatment before it is discharged back into the environment. 

17/08/2019

Customers Prefer Sustainable Companies. An authoritative new study finds that regardless of product category, brands with legitimate sustainability claims do better.

New about latest Nielsen ratings and report "How and Why Sustainability is Gaining Momentum with Customers."

13/08/2019

Lets brand your sustainable product: social media, storytelling and social influencers

Branding your products is crucial to sell them. Investing in and improving your organisation will help your business grow, but you must also promote your organisation, making sure potential buyers and even consumers are aware of your unique selling points (USPs)

06/08/2019

Organic movement calls to maintain and correctly implement the GMO legislation

The organic food and farming movement reiterates that it is crucial to ensure that risk assessment, traceability and labelling apply to all GMOs and all genetic engineering techniques

22/07/2019

Engineered eggplants on Indian fields

Illegal genetically engineered eggplants were found on Indian fields in a small farm

08/07/2019

UK Consumers Want More Organic Everything

The Soil Association has reported  on how current consumer trends in health and sustainability are rapidly driving the organic sector in the UK — almost £45 million a week is spent on organic products

01/07/2019

Austria: Organic boom continues

Almost 9% of the fresh food retail products (LEH) are organic products 9% organic share in the food retail trade

24/06/2019

Interview with Bryn Ferris, co-founder of Grounded Uk

Interview with Bryn Ferris, Co-founder of Grounded Uk, the innovative company which produces cold-pressed juice drinks, smoothies and vitamin drinks

20/06/2019

Diet to stay healthy and save the planet: tips to adjust our diet to low CO2 emissions

Taking care of our planet, our health means to take care about what we put on our tables

17/06/2019

Interview with Kurt Paine, Founder of Abott Blackstone, importer and distributor of organic superfoods

Our weekly Interview with Interview with Kurt Paine, Founder of Abott Blackstone, importer and distributor of organic superfoods. We'll know more about its company and how he deals with international sales. Happy to share his experience with our audience of international companies and operators of the sustainable industry.

05/06/2019

Politycal Hotspot may 2019, many challenges to face

In the coming months, the political parties of the European Parliament (MEPs) will nominate candidates for the role of Commission President, many challenges to face

05/06/2019

Interview with Hamza Kayani Director of Chanar Sugar Mills producer of organic brown sugar

We are very happy to share this second interview to Hamza Kayani  Director of Chanar Sugar Mills

03/06/2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BEST ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES IN MOUNTAIN AREAS

The FAO's Mountain Partnership is seeking case studies for its publication “Agro-ecological and Organic Farming Practices in Mountain Areas”

29/05/2019

Interview with E-Silk Route Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, committed in producing fairly and ethically

Let's start our series of Ekowarehouse members interviews with the first company, E-Silk Route Ventures, committed in producing fairly and ethically spices, herbs, tea, fruits and vegetables.              

22/05/2019

$125 discount to register on Ekowarehouse for companies registered at Connature

Connature new Partner, Ekowarehouse the B2B Trade Platform for Organic Products and raw materials which accellerate sales.

06/05/2019

Ifoam, welcome note 2019

Feeding Europe without pesticides is a realistic objective, and a full transition of our agriculture towards agroecology could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector by 40% to 47% while at the same time preserving our biodiversity. 

23/04/2019

EU commission withdraws licence of international organic certifier

EU commissions has withdrawn the organic certification licence for five countries from the international certification body Control Union, as its bad performance facilitated organic fraud

18/04/2019

European critics for Ukraina control body

European critics for Ukraina control body

08/04/2019

A new study confirms that organic farming protects the climate

The impact of long-term organic farming on soil-derived greenhouse gas emissions

01/04/2019

Household panel of market researchers highliths austrian organic share of food at 9%

The Austrians buy almost nine percent of fresh products in the conventional food retail in organic quality" -  announced by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA

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

24/11/2020

NATRUE's Standard update - Version 3.9

NATRUE Standard, the internationally applicable benchmark for the formulation of natural and organic cosmetics update standard

21/11/2020

Don’t miss the New Rainforest Alliance Certification Seal

The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard,  the result of the merger of the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ in 2018

27/10/2020

EU agriculture reform pits farmers against environmentalists

For farmers, big and small, Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) keeps them in business, and it’s a big slice of the European Union’s budget too, representing over a third of the entire expenditure

21/10/2020

Increasing Demand of Organic Food Expected to Enhance the Growth of the Global Organic Food Market

The Global Organic Food Market is expected to garner a revenue of USD 416,049.7 Million at a CAGR of 12.4% during the forecast period, according to a report published by Research Dive

12/10/2020

TA EU publishes Farm to Fork action plan to reach 25% organic in 2030

The Commission has presented in spring 2020 visionary Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, warmly welcomed by the Organic Trade and Processing Association Europe (OPTA)

25/09/2020

German consumers reach for regional products in the supermarket

In a survey commissioned by the German grocery retailer Rewe, 2,500 consumers provided information about their purchasing behavior. The focus was on regional products in supermarkets

16/09/2020

Organic share in Austrian retail double-digit for the first time

According to a report by Derstandard.de in Austria there's been a share of organic goods in retail

14/09/2020

EU-Organic-Regulation to be postponed

Last week, the EU Commission proposed to postpone the application of the new organic legislation by one year to January 1, 2022

01/09/2020

U.S. bilateral organic equivalence arrangement with Taiwan

The fast-growing organic market of Taiwan is poised to grow even faster. 

28/08/2020

Amazon continues to shake up US retail trade

New planned grocery stores named "Amazon Fresh"by Amazon

14/08/2020

Ethical Fashion Market to Reach globally $8.25 Billion by 2023

The "Ethical Fashion Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Growth and Change" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering

12/08/2020

Let's understand AD, ADBA responds to Policy Connect report

Out of the 674 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, just over 100 treat solely food waste, over three times as many treat agricultural wastes and 164 wastewater, while the rest treat a combination of different organic wastes.

10/08/2020

Swiss Updates: Bio-Suisse launches online shop for Bud-products

The Swiss can now order products online in their region from Bio-Suisse farms nationwide. Since last weekend, the umbrella organisation of Swiss bud farms has given its customers the opportunity to purchase...

29/07/2020

Organic Food Trade and its ups and downs

 The ups and downs of international organic trade: how is this possible?

16/07/2020

Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers

Today, the European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

09/07/2020

Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe

At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board

08/06/2020

How to use Connature properly to connect to new suppliers, buyers

We write down some tips to connect properly to new operators

04/06/2020

Argentina seeks bigger share of China’s organic market

From raw materials to final products, from pears to honey, producers of organic products hope existing demand for healthy food will be consolidated after the coronavirus

02/06/2020

Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

A ‘Green Brexit’ for food and farming? After the vote it’s hanging in the balance

01/06/2020

Four new Standards included in the IFOAM Family of Standards

IFOAM – Organics International has endorsed four new standards as organic for inclusion in the IFOAM Family of Standards...

25/05/2020

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU WELCOMES LANDMARK DECISION TO PUT ORGANIC AT THE HEART OF FUTURE EUROPEAN FOOD SYSTEM

IFOAM EU WELCOMES LANDMARK DECISION TO PUT ORGANIC AT THE HEART OF FUTURE EUROPEAN FOOD SYSTEM

14/05/2020

Austrians ask more for organic food

Food retailers in Austria generated seven percent more revenue with fresh organic food in 2019 than in the year before. The number of organic farmers has also grown

12/05/2020

Switzerland: Rise of Organic food, share rises above ten percent

The Swiss spent 3.24 billion francs, or 3.07 billion euros on organic food in 2019...

16/04/2020

Gepa reports on Coronavirus

Gepa, the fair trade organisation has reported on the situation for its worldwide partners from for craft enterprises as well as food producers. 

09/03/2020

THE NEW EU ORGANIC REGULATION: WHAT WILL CHANGE?

The EU organic regulation has a major impact on organic farmers, processors, traders, retailers, certifiers, researchers and consumers. After today’s publication of the new organic regulation, IFOAM EU provides you with a brief overview on the main changes that can be expected in the near future.

24/02/2020

IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, the organic food and farming movement calls for ambitious EU targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU

 

18/02/2020

Swedish organic farmers at BioFach

First time at the BioFach that the Swedish Organic Farmers

07/02/2020

Settlement of the glyphosate lawsuits in the USA is approaching

Final round for Bayer

30/01/2020

Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location

For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields.

08/01/2020

Austria can ban glyphosate

The European Commission did not block the glyphosate prohibition passed by the Austrian parliament

21/12/2019

New rules make household appliances more sustainable

In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions

10/12/2019

Organic movement’s research & innovation priorities launched at Organic Innovation Days

Bruxelles, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming, launched its new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda at its annual Organic Innovation Days.  

22/11/2019

ORGANIC FOOD AND FARMING MOVEMENT ASKS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON NEW GENETIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

IFOAM EU demands immediate action by the European Commission and national authorities to ensure the traceability of new GMOs

28/10/2019

New organic legislation from 2021

From the 1 January 2021, there will be an overhaul of the current organics regulations for Europe

28/10/2019

European Initiative out to save bees and farmers

One year to collect one million signatures from at least seven member states. If they succeed, the EU Commission will have to deal with the citizens’ concerns!

15/10/2019

What are the future prospects for export of organic food products from India?

Indian suppliers of organic food as spices, rice tips to promote their products to conquer european distributors and buyers
 

 

15/10/2019

Europe Leads the Organic Market

In the last 10 years, the total number of new food and drink product launches globally with an organic claim rose from 6% to 10%, according to Mintel. 

03/10/2019

Organic Voices, with support of more than 100 brands and organizations, launches campaign to highlight lack of chemicals in organic

Only Organic launched a new campaign highlighting the more than 700 chemicals prohibited from use in organic food, farming, and products

23/09/2019

Australia’s status as world leader in organic to be irreversibly undermined

Changes to Australia’s Gene Technology Regulations tabled in the Federal Parliament threaten to irreversibly undermine Australia’s status as a world leader in organic. The decision would leave the majority of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as CRISPR/Cas unregulated

30/08/2019

Waste water: Commission refers Sweden to the Court for its failure to treat urban waste wate

Sweden has failed to ensure that urban waste water is subject to appropriate treatment before it is discharged back into the environment. 

17/08/2019

Customers Prefer Sustainable Companies. An authoritative new study finds that regardless of product category, brands with legitimate sustainability claims do better.

New about latest Nielsen ratings and report "How and Why Sustainability is Gaining Momentum with Customers."

13/08/2019

Lets brand your sustainable product: social media, storytelling and social influencers

Branding your products is crucial to sell them. Investing in and improving your organisation will help your business grow, but you must also promote your organisation, making sure potential buyers and even consumers are aware of your unique selling points (USPs)

06/08/2019

Organic movement calls to maintain and correctly implement the GMO legislation

The organic food and farming movement reiterates that it is crucial to ensure that risk assessment, traceability and labelling apply to all GMOs and all genetic engineering techniques

22/07/2019

Engineered eggplants on Indian fields

Illegal genetically engineered eggplants were found on Indian fields in a small farm

08/07/2019

UK Consumers Want More Organic Everything

The Soil Association has reported  on how current consumer trends in health and sustainability are rapidly driving the organic sector in the UK — almost £45 million a week is spent on organic products

01/07/2019

Austria: Organic boom continues

Almost 9% of the fresh food retail products (LEH) are organic products 9% organic share in the food retail trade

24/06/2019

Interview with Bryn Ferris, co-founder of Grounded Uk

Interview with Bryn Ferris, Co-founder of Grounded Uk, the innovative company which produces cold-pressed juice drinks, smoothies and vitamin drinks

20/06/2019

Diet to stay healthy and save the planet: tips to adjust our diet to low CO2 emissions

Taking care of our planet, our health means to take care about what we put on our tables

17/06/2019

Interview with Kurt Paine, Founder of Abott Blackstone, importer and distributor of organic superfoods

Our weekly Interview with Interview with Kurt Paine, Founder of Abott Blackstone, importer and distributor of organic superfoods. We'll know more about its company and how he deals with international sales. Happy to share his experience with our audience of international companies and operators of the sustainable industry.

05/06/2019

Politycal Hotspot may 2019, many challenges to face

In the coming months, the political parties of the European Parliament (MEPs) will nominate candidates for the role of Commission President, many challenges to face

05/06/2019

Interview with Hamza Kayani Director of Chanar Sugar Mills producer of organic brown sugar

We are very happy to share this second interview to Hamza Kayani  Director of Chanar Sugar Mills

03/06/2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BEST ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES IN MOUNTAIN AREAS

The FAO's Mountain Partnership is seeking case studies for its publication “Agro-ecological and Organic Farming Practices in Mountain Areas”

29/05/2019

Interview with E-Silk Route Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, committed in producing fairly and ethically

Let's start our series of Ekowarehouse members interviews with the first company, E-Silk Route Ventures, committed in producing fairly and ethically spices, herbs, tea, fruits and vegetables.              

22/05/2019

$125 discount to register on Ekowarehouse for companies registered at Connature

Connature new Partner, Ekowarehouse the B2B Trade Platform for Organic Products and raw materials which accellerate sales.

06/05/2019

Ifoam, welcome note 2019

Feeding Europe without pesticides is a realistic objective, and a full transition of our agriculture towards agroecology could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector by 40% to 47% while at the same time preserving our biodiversity. 

23/04/2019

EU commission withdraws licence of international organic certifier

EU commissions has withdrawn the organic certification licence for five countries from the international certification body Control Union, as its bad performance facilitated organic fraud

18/04/2019

European critics for Ukraina control body

European critics for Ukraina control body

08/04/2019

A new study confirms that organic farming protects the climate

The impact of long-term organic farming on soil-derived greenhouse gas emissions

01/04/2019

Household panel of market researchers highliths austrian organic share of food at 9%

The Austrians buy almost nine percent of fresh products in the conventional food retail in organic quality" -  announced by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA

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