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Biofach in July – Pros and Cons of the postponement

Before the decision for the summer date was made, exhibitors could give their opinion. spoke to Biofach Director Danila Brunner about their arguments for and against the new date.

Pesticide Atlas: Around 385 million people poisoned with pesticides every year

The German environmental organisation BUND and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have compiled facts and figures that clearly show how dangerous synthetic pesticides are.

Abcert takes over Eco Control

The organic certification body Abcert took over the natural cosmetics certification body Eco Control GmbH on 1 January. This was announced by Abcert last week.

Biofach and Vivaness take place in July

Nürnberg Messe is moving the Biofach and Vivaness trade fair duo from February to July due to the Corona pandemic. Most exhibitors have agreed to the new date, the organisers say.

North American Sustainable Foods Summit: Upcycled Foods to Take Off in 2022

From 24-27th January 2022, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be held online again. The summit comprises four conference sessions around upcycled food trend and its influence on the sustainable food industry.

New European Organic Law: What has changed?

The new European organic legislation has been in force for about two weeks. All the changes at a glance.

Weleda wants to grow again

After the decline in sales in the Corona year, the natural cosmetics manufacturer wants to be back in the black. However, managing director Nataliya Yarmolenko explains why Weleda does not want to grow in order to make more profit.

Organic pioneers found joint raw materials company “Biodina”

Four organic companies from Italy and Switzerland are joining forces in the new raw materials company "Biodina". A former Alnatura manager sits on the management board.

Why pesticide use costs the EU population billions

The pesticide sector cost taxpayers in the European Union more than two billion euros in 2017. This is the conclusion reached by several environmental organisations from France in a joint study. This is how they have calculated.

World nutrition: What is the meat of tomorrow?

The global population is growing. And so is its need for protein. Meat from factory farming is not a solution. But what alternatives are there and are they really better for the environment?

"Crickets are considered a starter insect"

Florian Berendt is the founder and managing director of an insect farm in Bremen, Germany. In a short interview, he reveals what opportunities insects have as a meat substitute and how to convince people to bite into the grasshopper.

EU-Organic-Regulation: Salt is to become organic - producers are alarmed

The EU Commission wants to make salt an organic ingredient. Suppliers of artisanal sea salt warn against lax rules that would make almost any salt organic.

When a US superstar buys vegan chocolate at the organic supermarket

In a Denns store in Berlin, the US singer Billie Eilish buys vegan chocolate from the Ecofinia brand "iChoc" in March 2019 and posts a video from her tour bus including a prominent flash of the bars. Around a year later, the singer's management contacted the German manufacturer.

Alnatura CEO Götz Rehn takes a "pessimistic-realistic" view of the next year

The organic retailer was able to further increase its turnover in the past financial year. Alnatura is cautious about its forecast for 2021/2022. New markets and the expansion of the partner programme with independent retailers are planned.

International Green Week 2022 cancelled

The organisers have cancelled the fair due to the rising Covid-incidence rates. One of the planned accompanying events is planned to take place digitally.

Organic plant breeding: These tomato varieties defy wetness

Rain makes tomatoes rot? Not the ones from a project at the University of Kassel in Germany. The participatively bred varieties also produced good yields in the wet summer of 2021.

What visitors and exhibitors can expect at Biofach 2022

The Biofach / Vivaness exhibition duo will be held again next year on site in Nuremberg. In addition to a new sequence of days and a dynamic hygiene concept, the organisers are offering tried-and-tested exhibition features alongside some innovations.

Claus Reformwaren mourns the death of Heinz Claus

The founder of the wholesale company Claus Reformwaren passed away unexpectedly on 6 November. His family and the staff pay tribute to him with an obituary.

With tomato products against the mafia

A former tomato picker is campaigning against the exploitation of illegal refugees in tomato fields in southern Italy. German organic shops already have the products of the No Cap company on their shelves.

Weleda is now a B Corp

The Swiss natural cosmetics manufacturer is now certified as a Certified Benefit Corporation and thus officially belongs to the international movement of companies that demonstrably do business in a meaningful way.

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