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Austrian consumers can now buy Alnatura products from mjam market

Since mid-August, more than 100 products from the organic brand Alnatura can be ordered and delivered through mjam market.

Center for Food Safety criticizes Inflation Reduction Act

The Center for Food Safety is criticizing the "Inflation Reduction Act" that was signed by the American President last week. Their Executive Director, Andrew Kimbrell, says the bill would not only address the climate crisis inadequately, it would furthermore even be counter-productive and subsidize GMO technology.

Florence joins Pesticide-Free Town Network

The city of Florence, Italy, joined the European Network of Pesticide-Free Cities. Municipalities in this network ban the use of pesticidies in public areas.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto takes place in September

The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022 will be held from September 22-26 in Turin, Italy. The international event is dedicated to food politics, sustainable agriculture and the environment.

Video gives insight about the situation of the Ukrainian organic movement

Watch this video about the Ukrainian organic movement, its achievements, the war, and prospects. Filmed on behalf of the German Ukrainian cooperation in organic agriculture (COA) with support of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The fifth World Organic Forum focused on Localizing SDGs

The fifth World Organic Forum was held at the end of June. Its focus was "Localizing SDGs" - the local implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Contribute with your initiative to the EU Organic Day

September 23 is the EU Organic Day – join many other initiatives across Europe in celebrating that day. 

Sales of organic food stay high in Austria in 2022

At the world's leading trade fair for organic food, Biofach, AMA Marketing and Bio Austria presented current figures on the development of organic food sales in food retail (LEH) and had very good news for the Austrian organic sector.

Finalists of the European Organic Awards were chosen

Last week, the finalists for the first EU organic awards were announced. 24 are shortlisted for 8 awards in 7 categories, such as best organic farmer male/female, best organic SME, retailer, restaurant, bio-district, region, and city.

Research prize honors the best theses on organic topics

Students can submit their theses for the Organic Food Industry Research Award until mid-October. The winners will receive several thousand euros in prize money.

Biofach Congress: Highlights for the specialist trade

The congress of the double trade fair Biofach and Vivaness will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 26 to July 29. It offers around 100 events  we provide an overview of important events for international visitors.


Australian organic organizations advocate for a domestic standard

Australia leads the world with more than half (51 per cent) of the world's certified organic land, but has no mandatory domestic standard  for its organic industry. Organic organisations now want to change that.

Natexpo will be held in Lyon in September

Natexpo, the international trade show for organic products, will take place from September 18 to 20, in Lyon, France. There you can discover the latest organic trends in more than 200 conferences, workshops and demonstrations.

Researchers develop cereals with 30 percent less sugar

Even cereals and fruit yogurt often contain large amounts of sugar. Researchers in Bremerhaven have found a way to reduce the sugar content in processed organic products without compromising taste and consistency.

Organic exports from Ukraine: success stories and challenges

The international online conference on June 23 provided valuable insights into export conditions in wartimes.

Switzerland’s first fully organic cocoa-processing plant starts production

Switzerland’s first 100 per cent organic cocoa-processing plant has completed its test phase and has started producing organic and fair trade certified semi-finished cocoa products in Beringen near Schaffhausen.

The finalists of the 2022 Sustainable Food Awards have been selected

This year, almost 100 international entries were received, among which the finalists for each category have been chosen.

The first Organics Europe Youth Event will take place in Switzerland

The Organic Europe’s Youth Event (OEYE) will take place from August 31 to September 1 in Frick, Switzerland. It is an event especially designed for young people interested and active in organic. 

FiBL Europe has a new president

As of last week, Jürn Sanders is leading the fortunes of FiBL Europe. The agronomist, political scientist and economist has been advising the EU Commission and various national and regional governments on agricultural and food policy since 2007.

Organic export during the war – online conference held on June 23

Ukraine is a leading global supplier of agricultural products and exports a large amount of organic products. The online event "Organic export during the war" will inform you about the situation and needs of the organic sector in the country.

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