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BÖLW

The interest group "Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft" is an umbrella organization of producers, processors and traders of organic food in Germany. It was founded in 2002 with headquarters in Berlin as the successor organization of AGÖL (Association Organic Farming) founded. The members are farming associations and associations of traders and processors:

  • AÖL (consortium of ecologically engaged grocers and druggists)
  • Association of organic food manufacturers
  • Biokreis (organic cultivation association for food)
  • Bioland (organic agriculture)
  • Biopark (harmony for agriculture and nature conservation)
  • BNN (Federal Association of Natural Food Natural Products)
  • DEMETER (biodynamic farming and quality)
  • ECOLAND (organic farming association)
  • ECOVIN (German and world's largest viticulture eco-association)
  • Gaia derived from Gaia = Greek goddess (organic agriculture)
  • Naturland (International Association for Organic Farming)
  • Health food store (retail sale of food, over-the-counter natural medicines, personal care)
  • Verbund eco farms (organic cultivation association)

The main task is the operation of public relations on the topic of organic food production and promoting the image of organic food in society. BÖLW is also active in the Monitoring Committee of the Federal Organic Farming Program and shareholder of the ÖPZ GmbH, the German Biosiegel managed. Membership is with the international institution IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), in which the group of German-speaking IFOAM members is coordinated. The Austrian equivalent of BÖLW is Bio Austria, See also below Organic viticulture,

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