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Soybeans from Ukraine: Genetically modified and undeclared

Know How, Food Quality

22.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

In Ukraine, genetically modified soybeans are cultivated illegally on a large scale and marketed without declaration. This is shown by studies conducted by the Romanian environmental organisation Agent Green.

Switzerland: Organic sales of vegetables, fruit and milk increase significantly

Know How, Statistics

15.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

From September 2017 to August 2018, customers bought 7 percent more organic vegetables in Swiss retail outlets than in the same period last year. Sales of fruit and milk increased as well.

France: Trends and tendencies in the organic specialist trade

Know How, Regional Marketing

13.11.2018 Kai Kreuzer

In 2017, France generated organic sales of around 8.3 bn euros. However, as conventional retailers are pushing their organic growth, the specialist trade is being threatened. But new trends also create new opportunities.

Genetic engineering researchers demand new genetic engineering law

Know How, Research

12.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz

Scientists from biotech research institutions in Europe are calling for European genetic engineering legislation to be amended and GM plants to be exempted from its approval regulations. However, their demand encounters resistance.

IFOAM EU: Organic meets conventional

Know How, Know How


On 30th October, IFOAM EU’s event format “IFOAM EU meets business” had a successful premiere. The event aims at bringing together organic companies and companies involved or interested in organic trade.

New study: Eating organic food reduces cancer risk

Know How, Studies

06.11.2018 Editor

Scientists investigated the link between the consumption of organic food and the risk of developing cancer. Result: More organic food reduces the risk of cancer. However, the work has scientific weaknesses.