The transformation of the international cosmetics market is in full swing. The pandemic era and the further escalation of the climate crisis have had a strong impact on the cosmetics industry, retail and consumers. As a result of this development, the cosmetics industry is addressing issues such as a redefinition of sustainability, an increased focus on supply chains, more digitalization, and altered patterns of consumption. In this context, guidance is required. And VIVANESS
During the Envirocare Green Awards 2021 event Dr Sarit K. Das, ITT Roorkee, held his key note on the topic of Innovation & Sustainability. His presentation was packed with innovative ideas and solutions for a sustainable future, green innovations leapfrogging our massive global problems today. The measures are meant to help creating a sustainable environment for us as well as our future generations. Dr Sarit Kumar Das, Doctorate in Hydrolitics & Water Resources, is a scien
The Envirocare Green Award event created a unique platform for sharing and exchanging knowledge, ideas and information about sustainability and successful sustainable initiatives around the globe. Ms. Karin Heinze’s (Founder BiO Reporter International) session was very insightful into the Organic World and how it plays a pivotal role towards a sustainable future. A GLOBAL ECO TRANSFORMATION IS NECESSARY Greetings from Germany, I am grateful to have the honor and opportunity t
„Nature has been kind to man since ages, yet we do not appreciate it,“ says the initator of Envirocare Green Awards (EGA), Dr. Nilesh Amritkar, Mumbai. EGA is an award that is conferred to those who strive to protect our environment by adopting or innovating measures which help create a sustainable environment for us as well as our future generations. Envirocare Green Awards 2021 was hosted online on 16th July. The event was graced by the esteemed jury, patrons, applicants an
The Berlin organic tea and coffee company Ökotopia has many excellent loose organic teas from China on offer and regularly visits its local suppliers. In spring 2019 a small group of tea experts will set off for China. The whole variety of Chinese organic teas is the focus of the two-week trip through tea gardens in southern and central China. We will get many impressions of the life of the people in China, of the culture and the lifestyle of today. An exciting, diverse and c
Anyone who buys organic raw materials in India or wants to find out about the Indian organic market should not miss the Webinar series of Biofach India curated and moderated by BiO Reporter International, Karin Heinze and Sundeep Kamath. Indian and international experts inform about developments, trends and perspectives. The Panelists The experts on this first edition of #organicwebinars were: Dr A.K. Yadav, Advisor Ministry of Agriculture, Joy Daniel, Founder Director of Li
Anyone who is producing organic food, who is in the organic trade sector in India or wants to find out about the Indian organic market in the context of international markets could find recent information at the Webinar series of Biofach India. The second #organicwebinars edition was given the latest available data by international experts as Amarjit Sahota, Ecovia Intelligence and Louise Luttikholt, IFOAM Organics International to inform on developments, trends, challenges (
The third edition of #OrganicWebinars series 'New EU Regulation, Impact on Indian Exporters & Mitigating Measures' gives you very important information how to deal with the New EU Organic Regulation. This time our international experts were Marian Blom, BioNext and Vice President of IFOAM Organics Europe (Netherlands) and Marco Schlüter, Development Manager of Naturland International (Germany). Our Indian experts came from Control Bodies: Sandeep Bhargava, CEO of One Cert Ind
In our days ´, with so-called 2.0 certification procedure before Corona, the CBs try to integrate software checklists, electronic certificates and a certificates database for the assessment that was formerly based only on physical on-site inspection, document reviews and tests of pesticides and all un-allowed substances. Michel commented: „We are trying to use some electronic tools but we have not really arrived in the world of digitalization.“, says Michel. Padmanabhan, Cons
At the fifth edition of #OrganicWebinars series, our international experts introduced to their concepts of Sustainability Reporting. We welcomed the following experts: Volkert Engelman, CEO Eosta (Netherlands), Helmy Abouleish, CEO SEKEM (Egypt), Krishnendu Chatterjee, Sustainability Manager Ambootia and Tobias Bandel, Managing Director Soil & More Impact (Germany). They presented exciting insights to concepts like the "Sustainability Flower", ´True Cost Accounting´ and the ´
With the sixth edition of #organicwebinars series we focussed on Success stories from the Indian organic industry. In the video recording you can listen to six organic industry leaders, our esteemed panellists and learn about exciting business models from Likitha Bhanu, CEO Terra Green Organics, Vishal Bandhari, Founder of SoulTree, N Balasubmanian, CEO Sresta Organics, 24 Mantra, Rohan Grover, NatureBioFoods, Sanjeev Bhatt, Radico and Dr. Thomas Jacob, Adviser, PGS Spices. T
In a double interview, BÖLW Chairman and organic farmer Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein and climate activist Julia Thöring discuss organic and climate protection in the context of the BioFach congress motto "Shaping Transformation. Stronger. Together. The focus here is on how the various social movements and the organic sectorSo my big wish from FFF would be to focus very sharply on our Minister Julia Klöckner and apply pressure there. can achieve their goals even better together.
The seventh edition of #organicwebinars series is a special edition and the last one before BIOFACH INDIA DIGITAL EDITION. We will learn about advantages and opportunities that the digital show will offer from October 29th onwards. Please listen to organic industry leaders, our esteemed panellists exhibiting and supporting BIOFACH INDIA, meet already registered international visitors and get an overview of the conference. With a guided technical walk trough the digital platfo
To review the year 2020, I have selected some pictures that I took during the year. Combined with short thoughts, this is my very personal summary of this very special and impressive year in every respect. Um das Jahr 2020 Revue passieren zu lassen, habe ich einige Bilder ausgewählt, die ich im Laufe des Jahres gemacht habe. Kombiniert mit kurzen Gedanken ist das mein ganz persönliches Resümee dieses in jeder Hinsicht sehr besonderen und beeindruckenden Jahres.
In the second double interview on the main theme of BioFach/ Vivaness 2021, "Shaping Transformation. Stronger.Together.", we spoke with Louise Luttikholt, Director IFOAM - Organics International and Jeroom Remmers, Director and Founder of the True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP Coalition). Further interviews with the focus "How can the organic industry together with other social movements achieve transformation even better" will be published regularly in the BIOFACH Ne
In the fourth interview on the Biofach focus topic of shaping the ecological transformation together with many stakeholders worldwide - "Shaping Transformation. Stronger.Together." - we spoke with Tina Andres, board member of the producer-consumer cooperative (EVG) Landwege eG about transformation in a regional context. Together with committed organic farms from the Lübeck area, cooperative members and over 100 employees in five Landwege markets, transformation is lived and s
Shaping Transformation. Stronger. Together. The main theme of the BIOFACH/ VIVANESS 2021 eSPECIAL focuses on how various socio-ecological movements, together with the organic industry, can achieve important sustainability goals in collaboration. In this interview the president of NPG, Dr. Prem Bahadur Thapa, President of the Nepal Permaculture Group, gave us insights into the work and successes of NPG and talked about the mission, goals and challenges of the transformation p
The organic sector in pandemic times: Health, a value-based transformation and the eco-turnaround were the focus in 2020. This is because, in addition to its health, economic and social impacts, the Corona crisis also shines a spotlight on the need for an eco- and food transformation, as well as on concepts that transformation movements have already designed. Many are suitable for implementation, especially if groups cooperate creatively and work together for transformation.
Everything was different in 2020. But, also in 2021, the current state of affairs is still much not as we are used to. VIVANESS, the international natural cosmetics industry meeting place, is reinventing itself and will take place from 17 - 19 February 2021, together with BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food, as BIOFACH / VIVANESS 2021 eSPECIAL, as a digital platform for exhibitors, exchange and market knowledge. What played a role in the global market for