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Organto finances further growth

Despite growth of Dutch organic farming, share in supermarkets remains small

European Commission presents results of study on organic agriculture in developing countries

European Commission presents results of study on organic agriculture in developing countries

Published on Feb 08th, 2021

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The European Commission held an online conference on organic agriculture in developing countries on 27th January. Under the title: ‘A realistic pathway? Evidence from long-term systems research’, the results of 12 years of comparative farming systems research in Kenya, Bolivia and India were presented to provide scientific evidence on economic and ecological sustainability of organic and conventional systems. 

Bioline obtains bronze medal at SIVAL Innovation 2021

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Published on Jan 13th, 2021

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Melinda and Novamont have teamed up to launch a more sustainable form of packaging. Begun last October, general director of Melinda, Paolo Gerevini, said the strategy is aimed at defining “who we are and what we want to become”. The totally compostable solution for organic apples that comes from Melinda’s processing waste.

Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020

Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020

Published on Jan 12th, 2021
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In total, the French supermarket chain has more than 400 organic farming and livestock references, sold under the Carrefour Bio brand. In 2020 alone, Carrefour Bio launched 157 new products. In addition, and to promote both the production and the consumption of these types of articles, Carrefour develops a series of initiatives such as the elimination of VAT on fresh organic products and collaboration with Spanish farmers to develop these products.

US-UK equivalency agreement for organic products takes effect

US-UK equivalency agreement for organic products takes effect

Published on Jan 11th, 2021

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On January 1, 2021, a new US-UK equivalence agreement ensures that organic products certified to either USDA or UK standards may be labelled and sold as organic in both countries. The agreement provides continuity for US-UK exports covered by the US-EU equivalence agreement, following Brexit.

17% of France’s specialist organic stores owned by major retailers

17% of France’s specialist organic stores owned by major retailers

Published on Dec 15th, 2020

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France’s leading 100% organic brands Biocoop, Naturalia and La Vie Claire performed very well in 2019, thanks to continued store openings and increasingly aggressive communication. However, smaller brands are suffering from the increasingly fierce competition.

New Chilean Organic Producers Cooperative: Organicoop

New Chilean Organic Producers Cooperative: Organicoop

Published on Dec 09th, 2020
Photo: The Organic Producers Cooperative

At its General Constitutive Meeting last week, the Organic Producers Cooperative of Chile, Organicoop, was founded in Curicó. The entity is made up of the companies AFE Orgánico, Agrícola y Forestal El Yacal, Agrícola y Comercial Asturias, Agrícola Santa Isabel de Cato (ASICSA), Exportadora Frutifor, Exportadora Curicó and the Agroecology R&D Center, which produce apples, pears, blueberries, as well as other products under organic certification in Maule and Ñuble.

Organto ships its first organic limes from Colombia to Europe

Organto ships its first organic limes from Colombia to Europe

Published on Dec 08th, 2020
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Organto, an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables, announced the expansion of its organic limes portfolio with the first shipment of limes from a strategic Colombian supply partner scheduled to arrive in Europe for commercial distribution last week.

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