Bio & Sustainability

Green trends in Russia

Green trends in Russia

Published on Oct 22nd, 2020
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Ecologically friendly trends have become common for consumers of different countries; and although there is no business motivation initiated by government, Russian food retail business is beginning to move this way. Top managers of some Russian retail brand have been enthusiastically implementing new ideas of sustainability, considering that being “green” improves the company’s image and serves as an extra driver for the consumers.

GLOBALG.A.P. aims to make most comprehensive primary production standard yet

GLOBALG.A.P. aims to make most comprehensive primary production standard yet

Published on Oct 15th, 2020
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The first round of GLOBALG.A.P.’s World Consultation Tour featured a year-long series of 50 online meetings to create a space for continuous feedback and exchange of ideas. Guy Callebaut, chairman of the GLOBALG.A.P. Board, said, “We consider the revision and improvement of IFA v6 to be a collaborative project involving all stakeholders and partners concerned with good agricultural practices.” 

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
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The Syngenta Group has purchased the Italian organics firm Valagro. According to a press release from the group, the deal “positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the main global companies prepared to consolidate the market for organic products, which is expected to double in the next five years. Valagro is the market leader in the production of innovative organic products, with a compound annual growth rate of around 10% between 2009 and 2019 and revenue of around US$175 million in 2019”.

Sustained growth of Spain’s organic agriculture

‘Supply, Support and Sustain’: for better future supply chains

‘Supply, Support and Sustain’: for better future supply chains

Published on Sep 10th, 2020

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the profound challenges and remarkable opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply management profession. Launching at CIPS Conference on 26-27 October 2020 the programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIPS members and professional partners.

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Published on Sep 09th, 2020
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Sales of organic produce have surged in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to data published by Waitrose. During lockdown, the UK retailer registered a 13% rise in organic food sales, and a doubling in searches for its Organic Duchy range during the period. In recent months, sales of organic vegetables are up 23% from the same period in 2019, with 52 bags of organic carrots, 34 blueberry punnets and 39 bags of bananas sold every hour.

New European regulation for organics delayed

EDYPRO’s new biotechnological solution increases fruit size, weight and uniformity

EDYPRO’s new biotechnological solution increases fruit size, weight and uniformity

Published on Aug 10th, 2020

 

Specialist in the study, development and production of biotechnological fertilisers, EDYPRO has developed a new biotechnological solution that directly affects the size, weight and uniformity of the fruits to achieve premium quality fruits. Hortigros provides a balance that is essential for the plant to accumulate large amounts of hydrates in the fruits in the thickening phase.

Six-fold rise in US organic blueberry sales in past decade

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