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Voice of $50 billion organic sector “must be heard”

As the debate over US Farm Bill (2018) intensifies, the American organic sector is making it clear to policy-makers that its voice must be heard.

Sweden set to join organic’s exclusive 10% club

Strong growth in organic food sales in Sweden this year looks set to propel it into the exclusive group of counties where organic exceeds the “magic” 10% penetration of total food and drink sales.

10 top food drivers for 2018: From ‘mindful choices’ to ‘positively processed’ 

The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. That’s the conclusion of a new report by analysts Innova Market Insights. 

Starch flakes offer ‘clean label’ credentials for food manufacturers

Kröner-Stärke, a leading German producer of natural wheat starches, has boosted its wide range of starch flakes to include a new instant porridge, pre-gelatinised wheat starch flake.

Landmark moment: EU sets “25% organic by 2030” target

The European Union’s landmark Farm to Fork strategy, published yesterday, sets in place a series of ambitious environmental targets including slashing pesticide use by 50% and making 25% of all farmland organic by 2030

EU organic regulation review is at “a dead end”

The Review of the EU Organic Regulation has reached a “dead end” says recently appointed director of IFOAM EU, Eduardo Cuoco.

To Make the UK’s Food Supply More Sustainable, Lidl Helps Farmers Go Eco

In an effort to make the UK’s food supply more sustainable, leading supermarket chain Lidl says it’s working with produce suppliers to achieve eco-certification...

BIOFACH and VIVANESS goes digital in 2021

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2021 will take place as a purely digital format. The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and the International Trade...

Clash of ideologies: Vegan protestors storm Brighton’s alternative supermarket HISBE

Animal rights campaigners have taken over Brighton (UK) based alternative supermarket HISBE for a second time in protest against what they call the retailer’s “false advertising”. 

High trust in organic during Covid helped produce sales soar by 50%

High levels of trust in organic during the Covid-19 crisis helped produce sales soar by 50%, and follows a “banner year’ for organic 2019, says US trade body the Organic Trade Association. 

The Collective Becomes Latest Dairy Giant To Launch Vegan Products

The Collective will become the latest dairy giant to offer vegan products when it launches a plant-based range in January. Top food outlet The Grocer...

Swiss Food Giant Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Egg And Shrimp Alternatives

After making a public commitment to regenerative agriculture food supply chains last month, Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé has launched egg and shrimp alternatives, further...

“The organic sector is like a living lab” senior EC official tells Congress

“The organic sector is like a living laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.” 

China’s SQZ chooses Ecolean packaging for RTD beverage range

Shou Quan Zhai (SQZ), one of the oldest food companies in China, has selected lightweight packs from Sweden’s Ecolean for its new ready-to-drink beverage range.

Ecolean aims to get Aussie drinks brands to lighten up

Swedish eco-packaging specialist Ecolean is inspiring the Australian liquid food and beverage market to take a lighter approach to packaging by showcasing its packaging solutions that feature a minimal environmental impact at AUSPACK 2019.