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    Project partnerships

    In order to further develop the sector and its professional expertise, the BNN repeatedly initiates and participates in projects relevant to the market and the sector.

    In addition, the association develops service offers in close cooperation with the member companies that help to exchange information and simplify work processes in the companies of the natural food sector. Many of these services can also be used by the entire sector.


    ReformBIO project

    As a practical partner in the ReformBIO project, the Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) is supporting research into the optimisation of organic foods with a view to a health-promoting composition. The organic sector is thus leading the way as an innovation driver with the aim of developing its own reformulation strategy.

    The project started on the 1st of April 2020 and will run for three years. In addition to BNN, the project partners are Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences (Kirsten Buchecker, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)), Georg August University Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Achim Spiller) and companies in the organic sector (manufacturers of dairy products, soft drinks, muesli, baked goods and sweeteners).

    You can find more information about the ReformBIO project on the websites of our project partners at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Initial results will also be published there.

    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag within the framework of the Federal Programme for Organic Farming and Other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture (BÖLN).


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    Organic breeding

    BNN advocates independent organic breeding without genetic engineering and patents, both in plant and animal breeding. At the same time, independent organic breeding ensures greater independence for organic farmers, and thus also for organic processors, traders and customers from large chemical and agricultural corporations.

    In recent years, the wholesalers and importers participating in the BNN monitoring of fruit and vegetables in the organic food trade have supported the breeders of Kultursaat e.V. and saat:gut e.V. in the development of seed-resistant organic fruit and vegetable varieties. The support was aimed at providing direct practical benefits so that organic alternatives would be available to the organic food trade in a timely manner. The first successful varieties have been developed for broccoli, cauliflower and chicory.

    The BNN has a seat on the advisory board of the Ökologische Tierzucht (ÖTZ) gGmbH (Ecological Animal Breeding) in order to support the work of the ÖTZ with experts from science, the poultry industry and poultry breeding. The ÖTZ is also a supporting member of the BNN. Joint public relations work and the development of measures to communicate the added value to consumers are also part of the cooperation.

    Your contact:

    Holger Scharpenberg

    Head of BNN-Monitoring Fruits & Vegetables and Dry Goods
    +49 (0)30 / 847 12 24-36