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SFS Europe: Future direction for sustainable sourcing

Europe Netherlands

26.04.2016 Editor

Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. The increasing number of sustainability schemes raises questions about long-term developments that will be discussed at the Sustainable Food Summit.

IFOAM EU: only a few places left for European Organic Congress

Europe Netherlands

14.03.2016 Editor

In three weeks the IFOAM EU is celebrating its 10th European Organic Congress. From 4 – 6 April the congress will be in Driebergen, Netherlands. There are only a few places left – register before 18 March.

Sustainable Foods Summit Europe agenda announced

Europe Netherlands

10.03.2016 Editor

The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable ingredients, and approaches to tackle food losses & waste. The executive summit will be hosted in Amsterdam on 9-10th June 2016.

Tradin Organic: new projects for sourcing organic cocoa

Europe Netherlands

07.03.2016 Editor

Since the 1980’s, Tradin Organic have been active in sourcing organic cocoa and is developing new projects each year. In 2015, some of the new origins added to the project list were Peru and Sierra Leone.

Happy Coco: start-up with organic, fair, raw and vegan products

Europe Netherlands

07.03.2016 Editor

The start-up Happy Coco trades in new, innovative coconut products. The firm was founded in October 2014 in Amsterdam by Arjuna van de Kooij and Hans-Marcus Röver.

Organic Academy Leadership Course Europe

Europe Netherlands

10.02.2016 Editor

IFOAM - Organics International recently announced the fourth edition of the European Organic Academy Leadership Course.

European supermarkets increase the offer of organic products

Europe Netherlands

12.01.2016 Editor

Organic, responsible and sustainable products have come a great way during the past year. More supermarkets around the world has embraced organic culture and added sustainable products to their shelves.

Open farm days in the Netherlands

Europe Netherlands


On 20 – 21 June, the event Lekker naar de Boer! will take place again all over the Netherlands.

Sustainable Foods Summit: Last Chance to Register

Europe Netherlands

26.05.2015 Redaktion

Taking place in Amsterdam on 4-5 June, the Sustainable Foods Summit will highlight major sustainability developments in the food industry. 

Topics include packaging innovations, superfood ingredients, building local markets, sustainable sourcing, raw foods, distribution hurdles, green marketing communications, traceability and packaging waste.

Sustainable Foods Summit: Distribution Key to Success of Green Brands

Europe Netherlands

29.04.2015 Redaktion

Green brands need to focus on distribution if they are to widen appeal of sustainable products. Organic Monitor finds the most successful green brands are those who have expanded distribution into mainstream channels.

Correction: Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel

Europe Netherlands

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.

Sustainable Foods Summit Tackles Ingredients and Packaging Developments

Europe Netherlands


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.

Study reveals organic consumers maintain a healthier lifestyle

Europe Netherlands

24.03.2015 Kai Kreuzer

A consumer survey on behalf of the Dutch wholefood retail chain EkoPlaza revealed surprising results and evidence that organic customers live healthier lives than the average population.

Netherlands: organic exports increase by 11 %

Europe Netherlands


Organic exports from the Netherlands increased by 11%, up from 826 million euros in 2013 to 938 million euros in 2014.

Organic growth continues on the global level

Europe Netherlands


The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.

The Netherlands –Biofach Country of the Year – developing splendidly

Europe Netherlands


The Dutch organic market has more or less doubled since 2008, and in 2013 it passed the billion euro mark. The organic organisation Bionext estimates the value of turnover to be 1.07 billion euros. Around 1,500 certified organic farms are operating in the Netherlands and 1,700 companies are active in the manufacturing and trading sector.

The organic year 2014: markets, trade fairs, politics and trends

Europe Netherlands

22.12.2014 Redaktion

Have a look with us at the most important events and organic issues of 2014 in the German and international organic industry.

The Netherlands: BioFach 2015 country of the year

Europe Netherlands

24.06.2014 Redaktion
Export firms with a wide organic range deliver all over Europe.

Ekoplaza - a rising star in the organic market in Holland

Europe Netherlands

26.11.2013 Redaktion
Erik Does has been in the organic business for over 20 years

Crown of Holland: Tradin opens new cocoa factory

Europe Netherlands

19.09.2013 Redaktion
The Dutch raw materials specialist Tradin Organic started operating its brand new cocoa processing plant near Amsterdam.

CAP reform - MEPs miss opportunity to overhaul EU agriculture policy

Europe Netherlands

18.03.2013 Redaktion
The European Parliament unfortunately failed to vote for a fair and sustainable CAP

A year of change for Tradin

Europe Netherlands

08.02.2013 Redaktion
Despite turbulence in the raw materials markets and the difficult economic conditions in some exporting countries, the Dutch-Canadian company is doing well.

Organic fairs and meetings around the world

Europe Netherlands

28.01.2013 Redaktion
In 2013, important fairs around organics will take place again around the world.

Good vintage for the international organic sector

Europe Netherlands

04.10.2012 Redaktion
The organic markets in Europa picked up speed again.
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