New CAP must reward green performance, says newly elected IFOAM EU president
IFOAM EU’s incoming president say that a revised EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must reward wider green performance, not just single practices.
Madrid to host major new international organic trade fair
Leading international event organiser Diversified Communications has today announced the launch of Organic Food Iberia. This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition…
Charity calls for ban of ‘obscene’ energy drinks to under 16s
Uk health charity the Oral Health Foundation is calling for a complete ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s in the United Kingdom, which it says contain…
Seed growing coop leader awarded OFRF research grant
A Virginia-based organic farmer is has been awarded a research grant by the (US) Organic Farming Research Foundation.
Plant-based food trend strengthens in Asia Pacific
The plant-based food trend that is transforming food industry NPD is now strengthening in the Asia Pacific region.
Tipping point: Organic claims 'amazing' 13.3% share of total food sales in Denmark
Sales of organic food in Denmark grew 31% in 2017 to claim a 13.3% share of total food and drink sales in the country.
'Booming' Australian organic market reaches record $2.4bn
Australia’s organic industry continued on its growth trajectory in 2017 to produce record sales $2.4 billion (US$ 1.8 billion).
Gove angers vegan groups with ‘appropriate level of meat’ comment
The UK environment secretary Michael Gove has angered vegan groups by insisting that meat eating is an important element of a healthy human diet.
Sweden’s Midsona acquires German organic pioneer Davert for €48.5m
Swedish health foods manufacturer and brand-owner Midsona has acquired German organic food pioneer Davertin a deal worth €48.5 million (SEK 511).
EU bans all outdoors use of neonicotinoids in ‘historic’ vote
European Union member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban of the use of of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU.