Organic right from the start – From breeding to the end product.
What is organic breeding?
Using methods and techniques that are compatible with the principles of organic farming, organic breeding develops varieties that meet the needs of organic farming.
Breeding takes place with respect for the integrity of the plant – there is no intervention below the cell level (genetic engineering). All the work steps, from the first to the last, take place on organic farms.
Bioverita is committed to increasing the awareness of organic farming and organically bred varieties.
- in organic farming, organic vegetable and fruit production
- amongst processors of organic products
- amongst distributors of organic products
- amongst consumers of organic products
What is Bioverita?
- a platform with the most important organic breeders in Europe
- a platform for varieties from organic cereal, vegetable and fruit breeding
- a platform for organic product processors and traders interested in organic breeding
- 10 years of bioverita – a retrospectiveInterview with Markus Johann Markus, I’ve been at bioverita for maybe half a year now but I still know very little about the history of the association. Perhaps on the occasion of the anniversary we can look back at how bioverita has developed in recent years. How did bioverita come about? Peter Kunz from Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz (GZPK), ...
- In Mutual Relationship with the PlantPortrait of Breeder Christoph Matthes After studying medicine for five years, Christoph Matthes (born 1963) found his way to breeding by training as a gardener at the Bingenheim community. Here he first came into contact with seed propagation, processing and breeding. He then attended the academic year at the Dottenfelderhof agricultural school in 1996/97 and then ...
- Cooperation with Plant NurseryThe organic nursery Watzkendorf for years has placed particular emphasis on pure line varieties. They have also included varieties from organic breeding for many years. In December 2020, the nursery concluded a user agreement with bioverita. This opened the way for adding certified varieties to their product list using the bioverita label to draw the ...
- Cultivation of Pure Line VarietiesThe Pulvermühle farm in Volgelsheim in Alsace has been managed by the Schmidt family for six generations. For more than 50 years they have cultivated organic vegetables and cereals on approximately 115 hectares of land, among other things selling into the German and Swiss markets. Wholesale partner Rinklin Naturkost from Kaiserstuhl is also one of ...
Bioverita sees itself as a counterbalance to genetic engineering and the consolidation in the seed industry with fewer and fewer suppliers. The range of organic varieties for organic farming must therefore be increased.
Bioverita is always about organic breeding – whether that is vegetables, cereals, maize or coming soon, apples!