Significant efforts are being made to make Trentino's apple production greener and more virtuous. The 2020 Sustainability Report presented at the conference "Sustainable relations between environment and market" on Friday 21st February at the Cocea auditorium in Predaia (Trento) presented the results of the activities carried out within the Trentino Sustainable Fruit Growing Project. These initiatives include mapping the Trentino area in terms of its biodiversity, certifications, energy use, and distribution of organic crops.
Trentino turns green
Bioworld expands with growing market demand
Job van den Berg on Bioworld stand at Fruit Logistica 2020 // © Eurofresh Distribution
BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Combined trade fair hits new high of 3,792 exhibitors
The combined trade fair of BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, has been more international and diverse than ever before when it opened its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 12 – 15 February. Both shows were setting new records for exhibitor numbers, display area and international focus. A total of 3,792 exhibitors – 292 of them at VIVANESS – from 110 countries has showcased their products to the trade public on a display area measuring 57,609 m2.
"Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" workshop
FiBL workshop "Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" focused yesterday morning (13/02/2020) on how to foster and finance the breeding and the selection of organic varieties. It was organised with the collaboration of Eurofresh Distribution magazine, OPTA, Cotton Accelerator and Econatura.
Still less than 30% of organic crops come from organic seed & plants in Europe (less than 10% worldwide). Major changes shall happen by 2036 to fulfill with the new EU regulation.
BIOFACH2020: focus on vegan labels
Credit: Pierre Escodo
The Vegan Society promotes the certified animal free products from all level in the chain, with for example the non-animal and organic fertiliser. Indeed, animal compost and animal proteins have a much higher carbon footprint than vegetal compost and plant-based proteins... Therefore, 'Vegan experience hub' was created at Biofach fair to learn more about this kind of products.
POLOmarket, unmatched in fast deliveries
Japanese supermarket giant Aeon, in online grocery push
Workshop at BIOFACH2020: “Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships”
Organic food sales surpass $100 billion
With organic demand rising across the world, markets are changing as large-scale retailers push for greater market share and seek to outdo one another to establish their green credentials.