Soybeans from Ukraine: Genetically modified and undeclared
Know How, Food Quality22.11.2018 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, Statistics15.11.2018 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 Marketing13.11.2018 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, Research12.11.2018 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 How08.11.2018
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, Studies06.11.2018 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.