Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Paris 2014

The 6th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was held in Paris in November.

Bio-Markt.Info and Bio Verlag join forces

Over the past twelve years, the three internet portals of the online publisher Organic-Market.Info have acquired an international reputation.

Turkey: Eco Centre Narköy offers seminars and eco comfort

An exemplary organic hotel has been attracting urbanites to this green lung in the mountains around Kandira.

German company Davert: Ready for the future

Davert company is one of the German wholefood pioneers. In the last three years the company has subjected itself to total renewal.

Grand coalition against total revision

 Organic Market.Info editor Kai Kreuzer reports for you from Brussels. 

Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten: dual purpose chickens ready for the market

From the beginning of 2015, a new product will be in the shops: the Herrmannsdorf rooster

i+m’s big plus – fairness principle is top priority

The brand’s values are fair, organic and vegan

Gepa offers more than Fair

Gepa is creating a profile with supplementary criteria for Fair labels.  

Paris: European conference demands changes to the planned Organic Regulation

The version of the Organic Regulation planned by the EU is to be withdrawn or to be amended

Luxembourg’s organic marketing initiatives celebrate 25th anniversary

The organic marketing companies that originated in BIOG are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

OrganicDataNetwork: workshop at the Organic World Congress in Istanbul and final project meeting

 The OrganicDataNetwork workshop and several presentations on project results were held in Istanbul.

Latvia’s organic sector is growing – still plenty of potential for organics

The number of organic farms in Latvia has tripled to around 3,470.

EU law endangers the organic seafood industry

The market for products from organic fish farming has become well established in recent years

Healthy growth in global organic food sector

The interest in organically produced food is continuing all round the world.

IFOAM World Congress and General Assembly: Inspiration and Outcomes

Evaluation of the Congress by IFOAM’s managing director Markus Arbenz was positive, the keynote speakers also pointed to the way forward

Finland scores with organic oat flakes

Oats are one of the crops that grow especially well in Europe’s Nordic regions.

Significant differences between organic and non-organic food

A new study has revealed that organic food is much more nutritious.

Barnhouse celebrates 35th anniversary with Krunchy cargo bike

Barnhouse aims to bring more customers into the shops in 15 cities.

Vivaness 2015: The place to be for the global natural cosmetics industry

In February 2015, Vivaness in Nuremberg will once again be the inspiring place to be

South Tyrol: Bio-Hotel Panorama offers full eco enjoyment

An eco holiday but without foregoing any comforts – that’s what’s on offer at Hotel Panorama in Mals.

Herrmannsdorf: learning about sausage, bread and cheese

Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten is offering courses to share their knowledge on artisan food production

Innatex: fashion with a mission

At Innatex in Germany, more than 240 exhibitors from 20 countries presented their collections for next summer.

OrganicDataNetwork: discussion with market researchers and representatives of official agencies

The second European Workshop on “finding practical solutions to current organic market data problems” ha beeb held in Italy.  

Natural Cosmetics made in Brazil

Brazil is the home of companies active on the international stage in plant-based cosmetics.

An unanimous “NO” to the full revision of the EU-Regulation on Organic Production

Higl-level statements in Berlin at a BÖLW event

Brazil: organic as profiling tool

The offer is becoming more and more varied in Brazil, and you find organic products in all marketing channels.

Brazil: dynamic growth of the domestic market and exports

In our country special, we report in several articles on the Brazilian organic market.

The Netherlands: BioFach 2015 country of the year

Export firms with a wide organic range deliver all over Europe.

Natrue: Lobbying in Brussels the top priority

The list of activities and projects of the natural cosmetics industry association Natrue and its office in Brussels is long.

Primavera: passion for healing fragrances

Over the course of 28 years the company has developed a high level of expertise in aromatherapy.

EVG Landwege: Organics from nearby

This year, the Lübeck producer-consumer cooperative called EVG Landwege can look back on 15 successful years.

Sonnenhausen: Bio Conference Hotel on Bavarian Estate

Sonnenhausen offers excellent organic cuisine and a professional service for conferences and private parties.

Mani Bläuel: certified fair olive oil from Greece

The Naturland Fair logo on the labels of Mani Bläuel olive oils and olive products indicates the high ecological and fair quality of this Greek olive brand.

TTIP: disaster through the back door

Europe and America have been negotiating about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Claus-Pural: launch of new wholesale warehouse

The relocation from Claus-Pural’s base in Gilching in Bavaria to Fürstenfeldbruck was carried out within three days.

Empowering smallholders by group certification

Smallholders play an essential role in food production and food security, in sustaining rural economies and as stewards of biodiversity.

Ecover`s future goal is a natural clean world

Interview with long term innovation manager Tom Domen

Sunflower protein: innovation for organic manufacturers

The specialist company AOT for oils and fats in discovered and developed the benefits of sunflower protein

Italy: Operation Vertical bio - 11 suspects under house detention

Vertical bio is an operation that intervened in an international criminal conspiracy.