Short film on the special exhibition 2019 at Biofach
At the Nuremberg BIOFACH from 13 to 16 February 2019, 20 different organic breeding initiatives presented themselves in a…
Following last year’s great success, European organic breeders under the leadership of the Swiss organic organization Bioverita once again…
From the end of November 2018, vegetable varieties will be marketed for the first time in in Germany via…
In the context of the marketing of six vegetable varieties from organic breeding, we were allowed to inform about…
We are happy to announce there have been new varieties added to the bioverita family.
Special Exhibition „Organic right from the start“ at Biofach February 13.-16. 2019 in Nürnberg We are happy to announce, that...
According to the Bio-Suisse guidelines, section 220.127.116.11, plant varieties are divided into four different categories (plus X). All varieties…
Film: Bioverita | Special Exhibition “Organic right from the Start” | BIOFACH 2018 | Organic breeding
Take a look around with our little film and get to know some of our initiatives and spokespersons.
A pictorial review of Biofach with the exhibition area, the initiatives and presentations.
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!
Personal opinions on organic breeding work
“Seed is cultural property! Without the work of the independent breeders, the variety of our cereals will continue to decline and dependence on a few global corporations will increase. That is why Spielberger Mühle has been supporting and promoting bio-dynamic breeders in their valuable work for a sustainable and diverse future for many years.”Volkmar Spielberger, Managing Director of Spielberger GmbH
“With our commitment to consistent breeding for organic farming in the area of breeds and varieties, we meet the social expectations of an agriculture and food industry that benefits future generations. In addition, we meet consumer expectations with the production of authentic quality organic regional produce."Dr. Christian Eichert, Managing Director Bioland BW and Advisory Board Bioland Handelsgesellschaft mbH
“Organic breeders ensure diversity and independence! Variety of food, variety in our farms and independence from the chemical industry through independent breeding in the hands of farmers. Both contribute to the enormous importance of organic breeding for the future of our agriculture and nutrition.”Jan Plagge, President of Bioland e.V.
“In organic agriculture we strive to work in a cycle. An organic farming system that supports itself and requires little external input is the ideal. In addition to the soil as a foundation, seed and the genetic potential in animal husbandry are the basis for a healthy system. It is an important goal of organic breeding to help shape this as a farmer and to be in control of it.”Stephanie Strotdrees, Organic farmer and Vice-President of Bioland e.V.
“We need both efficient organic breeding and breeding for organic farming, which is just as diverse as the organic farms themselves. We need sustainable organic varieties for the Solawi operation and for the food retail supplier: So we do not have to serve mush tomorrow.”Martin Koller, Consultant for organic vegetables, FIBL
“Especially at a time when plant breeding is fixated on the genome using increasingly complex technical procedures, we need breeders who keep the entire system of plant, soil and location in mind. Organic plant breeding also selects its breeding lines under organic farming conditions and addresses quality issues that go beyond those currently relevant to marketing. This is forward-looking and indispensable for the development of the organic agri-system.”Dr. Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the Board BÖLW