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Italy: An Excellent Organic Wine Pavilion at Vinitaly

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17.04.2015 Redaktion

The second edition on Vinitaly Bio took place at the most important Italian wine fair, Vinitaly, one of the main international wine exhibitions that was held in Verona from 22-25 March 2015. The expo had about 150,000 visitors from 140 countries and was also attended by more than 2,600 journalists from 46 countries. With only 1000 m² available in the pavilion, there was not enough room for some tens of organic wineries; FederBio will try to obtain a larger exhibition are for the 2016 edition.


Correction: Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel

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15.04.2015 Redaktion

With regard to our article "Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel" that we published on on 1 April, we as and the author of the article Mr. Leo Fruehschuetz want to correct some facts and apologize to Mr Aart Jan Jonker for the comments referring to his name. Mr. Jonker and the group Biodiet/Pure Life have sent us their remarks that we publish here.

Fifth international conference on organic sector development in Kiev

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14.04.2015 Redaktion

The 5th conference on organic agriculture and markets - safe production - green economy will be held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 16-17 April 2015.


Contaminated animal feed: Ukrainian supplier’s certificate withdrawn

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14.04.2015 Leo Frühschütz

In the autumn of 2014, several consignments of organic sunflower cake were imported by the EU as animal feed from Ukraine. They were contaminated with pesticides and were presumably partly of conventional origin. So far, little progress has been made at EU level or in Ukraine to clear up this incident.

Meeting of European specialist organic magazines at BioFach

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07.04.2015 Kai Kreuzer

An international meeting of specialist journalists from seven countries – open to the public - took place for the first time at BioFach in 2015. With some well prepared Powerpoint presentations, they introduced their print an online magazines. The common factor was that they all specialized in the theme of organic.

Sustainable Foods Summit Tackles Ingredients and Packaging Developments

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The Sustainable Foods Summit will discuss approaches to reduce the environmental impact of food and beverages by using novel ingredients and green packaging. The European edition of this executive summit will be hosted in Amsterdam on 4-5 June.

BioFach and Vivaness: a review

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The Country of the Year, the Netherlands, presented itself colourfully and self-confidently. People marvelled at the growing variety of vegan food that was there on display in its own new Experience the World of Vegan.

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