News & Events

7 December 2012

Textile companies planning to expand organic cotton sector

The eco-textile sector has grown very impressively in the past ten years. The crop yield between 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 alone increased more than six-fold within the four years. Nevertheless, two aspects must be confirmed today... more

6 December 2012

USA: No weakening of organic standards

At its October 15-18, 2012 Fall meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) conducted standards reviews and rejected proposals that would have weakened the standards.... more

29 November 2012

Brazil's organic industry growing strongly

Brazil's Ministry of Agricultural Development (MDA) has announced the country's market for organic products is growing at an annual rate of 15-20%, the media organization Agencia Brasil reported... more

26 November 2012

Developing the Indian organic market

The strategies used by companies to develop new markets are varied. One established means is to exhibit at trade fairs. For European and non-European export targets, the organic sector can rely on BioFach, which besides Germany is present in China, Japan, India and North and South America.... more

21 November 2012

Netherlands: rising number of organic products in conventional retail food trade

As the environmental organization Milieu Defensie discovered in an annual investigation of the stock in 532 supermarkets, the number of organic products in the conventional food trade in the Netherlands is on the increase... more

20 November 2012

USA: Imprisonment for organic fraud

A fertilizer company owner who falsely labeled his products as organic - cheating customers out of $2.5 million over more than six years - has been sentenced to a year in federal prison, reports the San Francisco Chronicle... more