News and press

  • We have to take a much more radical approach!
    Portrait of Niklaus Bolliger, pioneer as a breeder for biodynamic apples, including an outlook of the first commercial project to come.
  • Annual Meeting 2021
    Report on the annual meeting of bioverita which took place on 23 April 2021 in Hessigkofen, CH.
  • Bioland Handelsgesellschaft
    Bioland Handelsgesellschaft is the nationwide leader in the marketing of these varieties and is therefore an important market partner of bioverita in the grain sector.
  • 10 years of bioverita – a retrospective
    Interview with Markus Johann, Managing Director and delegate of the bioverita board, on the occasion of bioverita`s 10th anniversary.
  • In Mutual Relationship with the Plant
    Portrait of Christoph Matthes who is breeder of vegetables at the Dottenfelderhof Research and Breeding Department.
  • Cooperation with Plant Nursery
    The 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 Open Pollinated Varieties
    The 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 […]
  • Film worth seeing!
    Did you know that most of our dishes today are based on no more than nine plant and five animal species? One of the many reasons why we need comprehensive support for organic breeding. A new film from FIBL and the European project Engagement.Biobreeding clearly shows the correlations:
  • Strategies to communicate the benefits of organic breeding
    There are many good reasons for organic breeding! But the correlations are complex and often difficult to grasp for end users. How do you best master the challenge of bringing the topic to the general public? This is what the FIBL online workshop will be about on February 18, 2021 as part of the digital […]
  • The Bioverita Label of Quality
    The bioverita association audits organic and bio-dynamic breeders and certifies new types of grain and vegetables that result from their work. Seeds for these varieties are offered through the specialized seed trade: https://www.bingenheimersaatgut.de/en/ https://www.reinsaat.at/index.php?id=1&L=1 http://www.sativa-rheinau.ch/ At the same time bioverita is working on bringing certified vegetable varieties onto the market. We are currently cooperating with […]
  • Theory and knowledge – and lots of surprises
    Portrait of breeder Kathrin Buhmann For Kathrin Buhmann, the attraction of her work in breeding lies in the interplay between two opposing poles, the theoretical and scientific pole on the one side and the surprises that nature always has in store on the other. “Based on the theory, you have certain expectations. Once in the […]
  • Colorful Autumn with bioverita Varieties
    The days are shorter, the temperatures cooler. Autumn has come! The range of vegetables is also undergoing noticeable changes and more and more autumn and winter vegetables are appearing. In the coming months, 18 different bioverita-certified varieties from organic breeding will be available from German organic food retailers through our five marketing partners Bodan, Grell, […]
  • New Marketing Partnership
    The organic wholesaler Naturkost West, based in Duisburg, supplies organic shops and markets in North Rhine-Westphalia with a full range. For many years the company has supported bioverita and thus the ideas of organic breeding. Since the beginning of August, bioverita varieties have also been part of the vegetables on offer on a regular basis. […]
  • Plant Breeding Means Diversity
    Portrait of Friedemann Ebner If you talk to Friedemann Ebner, born in 1958, it quickly becomes clear what is meant by diversity in breeding – so quickly, ebulliently and enthusiastically does he speak about his projects. It is not just the different vegetable crops that he has dealt with over the course of his many […]
  • Marketing Project with Grell Naturkost
    “The regional organic wholesaler in the north, Grell Naturkost in Kaltenkirchen, is a new bioverita active member and project partner. The company Grell Naturkost has been supporting organic breeding for many years and, together with bioverita, is now ensuring that vegetables from organic breeding can be labeled with the bioverita box corner in specialist shops. […]
  • Vision and Mission
    We did a lot of thinking about the goals of bioverita in the last few weeks and months. This document is an even clearer mission statement about being organic right from the start.
  • fair report: Biofach 2020
    For the third time, Bioverita took the topic of organic seed breeding to BIOFACH trade visitors. Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity to talk to breeders and market partners directly about the growing range of special varieties for org
  • INFORMATION BIOFACH 2020
    Organic breeding makes the organic sector better and more independent The Organic Breeding Hub shows the current state and the central importance of organic breeding. At the Nuremberg BIOFACH from 12 to 15 February 2020, 12 different organic breeding initiatives will present themselves at the Organic Breeding Hub: It shows what organic breeding has already […]
  • Visit to Saat:gut e.V.
    Annual Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the Bioverita association took place this year on June 27, 2019 at the organic breeder Heinz-Peter Christiansen from Saat:gut e.V. The breeder audit was also carried out at the same time by the Bioverita Label Commission on June 28th. The breeding site is at Christiansen’s Bioland farm in […]
  • Ellenberg’s Kartoffelvielfalt has been added as a breeder
    Following a successful breeder audit and testing by the Label Commission, we are pleased to announce that we are able to recognize Ellenberg’s Kartoffelvielfalt from Barum, Germany, as a bioverita breeder. At the same time, 5 potato varieties from Ellenberg’s Kartoffelvielfalt were approved for bioverita certification: Blaue Anneliese, Heidemarie, Heiderot, Rote Emmalie and Violetta. “Nature […]
  • New projects with Bodan and Terra | Bioverita
    New projects for the marketing of vegetable varieties with the bioverita certification in the organic food trade in Germany – Bodan from Überlingen and Terra from Berlin in cooperation with bioverita. After the successful pilot project in autumn 2018 with Rinklin, the natural food wholesaler from Eichstetten, we have found additional marketing partners and built […]