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Animal-Free Organic Farming Attracts Significant Interest at BIOFACH 2023

After attending the organic trade fair BIOFACH in Nuremberg, Germany, Biocyclic Vegan International has found that there is significant interest in cycle-based, animal-free organic farming. Professional visitors were introduced to the concept of farming without animal husbandry or fertilizers of animal origin, and had the opportunity to taste produce grown in this way. There was discussion of the climate benefits of reducing livestock numbers, along with the potential of biocyclic humus soil to sequester carbon. One visitor was Dr. Ophelia Nick, The Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Experts in biocyclic vegan agriculture also hosted events at BIOFACH, including a podium discussion on food system transformation in partnership with the German Association of Organic Food Producers (AöL) and a …


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Products From Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture Feature at Virtual Biofach 2021

At this year’s virtual Biofach eSpecial (17-19 February 2021), the International Biocyclic Vegan Network will present a selection of products that are organic and vegan—from field to plate. Products from all over the world will be on display. New products include bananas from Crete, ginger from Greece, and cashew juice from Brazil.


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Biocyclic Vegan Beans in Austrian and German Organic Food Stores

For the first time, products with the Biocyclic Vegan Quality Seal are available in organic retail shops in Austria and Germany. An assortment of biocyclic vegan beans is now being sold in 80 selected stores of the denn’s organic food chain. The brand is managed by the Austrian natural food producer Estyria.


Biocyclic Vegan audit at the French vineyard Château La Rayre near Bergerac

Biocyclic Vegan audit at the French vineyard Château La Rayre near Bergerac


Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture – Organic Farming the Vegan Way

Are fruits and vegetables really vegan?

This question seems superfluous at first glance, since it is generally assumed that these staple foods are vegan per se because they do not contain any animal ingredients. However, if one looks at the common production of fruits and vegetables, it can be seen that, especially in organic farming, organic inputs of animal origin such as manure and slaughterhouse waste (blood meal, bristle meal, feather meal and horn chips) are often used for fertilisation. The production of fruits and vegetables is therefore often associated with the various harmful effects of animal husbandry including animal suffering, which a growing number of consumers actually wants to avoid.


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Sunflowers on Your Plate – Interview with Oliver Schenkmann

Soy, seitan, lupines, green spelt and the like have been on everyone’s lips for a long time as bases for meat alternatives – in the truest sense of the word. Until now, however, products based on sunflowers have been relatively unknown. Not only do they look good, but they also supply the raw material that the company “SunflowerFamily” transforms into meat alternatives. This has resulted in various products, all of which, according to the company, are ‘enjoyable, plant-based and sustainable’. We asked Mr Oliver Schenkmann – one of the founders of this new enterprise – to briefly introduce the products and the business model in more detail.