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NPS 2016 Screen Res 176Nutrition experts Dale Pinnock, Patrick Holford, Dr Marilyn Glenville, Shona Wilkinson, Christine Bailey, Oliver McCabe, and Nicky Clinch are preparing to share insights on the latest health food trends at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017.

Over 70 speakers – across three theatres – have now been confirmed for Europe’s biggest trade show for natural and organic healthy living, which returns to London ExCeL early next month, on 2-3 April.

natural organic products europe food 17Natural Food Show – the UK’s only dedicated trade event for natural and organic food and drink returns to London ExCeL on 2-3 April with over 400 exhibiting companies.

Growing consumer awareness in sustainability, provenance, authenticity, artisan methods, and local sourcing, has been a big driving force behind the rise in natural, organic, and special diet food producers entering the UK market in recent years.

csm cacao agroforestry schneider monika c1092c09e4A long-term study in Bolivia comparing different cacao production systems shows that in addition to enhancing biodiversity as well as farmers’ food security and nutrition, agroforestry systems and organic management may also be more profitable than full-sun monocultures and conventional management in young cacao plantations.

The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in cooperation with partners in Bolivia.

BF17 Eingang AndrangThe exhibition duo BIOFACH, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, have been able to set a new record in 2017 by achieving the 50,000 visitor mark.

This time, expert visitors travelled from 134 countries to the Nuremberg meeting place. They were enthusiastic about the offers from the 2,785 exhibitors (259 of these at the VIVANESS) from 88 countries, and were inspired by the country of the year, Germany.

Member States call for stricter prohibitionspatented

20 February 2017 / The governments of the EU Member States today decided to take action against patents on conventionally bred plants and animals. The EU governments want to prevent the European Patent Office (EPO) from granting further patents in this area. The position as adopted in the EU Competitiveness Council supports earlier statements by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

2015 altre any record agricultura ecologica mundial gran50.9 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to more than 80 billion US Dollars.

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH world organic trade fair 2017 in Nuremberg. The statistical yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture" will be launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 4.00 to 4.45 pm in Hall Shanghai, NCC East.

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