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New law on pesticides in Brazil piques consumer interest in organic

New legislation in Brazil on the use and inspection of pesticides could be creating an opportunity for organic producers, suggests new intelligence by consumer behaviour analyst Mintel.

Organic is part of the solution, Congress speakers all agree

High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU Council delivered a unified message at the European Organic Congress 2020: Our system is experiencing a biodiversity and climate crisis, and organic food and farming is part of the solution and way forward.

“Forget the CAP: It’s the market that will drive organic forward!”

The transition goals of the EU to become climate neutral in 2050 has faced some serious damage in the realm of food and agriculture. Where...

‘Plastic in product’ logo to mark plastic-free period products

From July, the European Commission’s Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) rules that all disposable period products sold in the EU, even those containing no...

Unilever Invests US$15M In Fund To Collect More Plastic Than It Sells By 2025

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has put forward a US$15 million investment into the Closed Loop Leadership Fund, which will help recover more than...

The State of Play in Organics

The state of the Australian organic industry is thriving, contributing more than $2.6 billion to the country’s economy each year. Demand for organics products...

The Oxford Real Farming Conference goes global

The organizers of the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) say that taking the event online as a result of the pandemic presented an opportunity...

What Is COP26? What’s At Stake In the Fight Against Climate Change

What is COP26? It's not just another international summit. It’s a pivotal moment for climate change that could determine our future. Green Queen - Read...

Independent coffee chain which lost 25% of takeaway sales after single-use cup ban tells...

Despite experiencing a drop in takeaway coffee sales of £250,000 after its decision to ban single-use coffee cups, independent coffee shop chain Boston Tea Party (BTP) has called on big business to follow suit.

Natracare lobbies for ‘truth in labelling’ with Californian non-profit

California-based circular economy advocate the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) has partnered with Natracare to offer confidence to US consumers over how personal care...

Reusable containers safe during Covid-19 pandemic, 100-strong group of scientists insist

More than 100 scientists from around the world this week signed a statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Zealand organic market grows 30% to top NZ$600m

The New Zealand organic sector has grown 30 per cent since 2015 to now be worth $600 million per year, buoyed by consumer demand in NZ and globally.

Clif Bar builds region’s biggest onsite solar power system

Twin Falls, US-based organic snack and sports nutrition brand Clif Bar Baking Company has begun construction of the region’s largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June will supply 30 percent of the 300,000-square-foot commercial bakery’s power annually from clean solar energy.

Double digit-growth takes Europe's organic sales to €33.5bn

The organic market in Europe recorded double-digit growth (11.4%) in 2016 to be worth €33.5 million, according to new data released yesterday at the Biofach event in Nuremberg.

Some tea bags shed billions of plastic particles, researchers warn

Some teabags shed billions of micro- and nano-sized plastics, Canadian researchers warned this week.