HARIBO acquires shares in the French confectionery factory Lorette. The company is renamed HARIBO France . The company’s headquarters are in Marseilles. In 1985 HARIBO acquires the company Ricqles Zan, which is located in the South of France. At the end of 1987, this company is merged with HARIBO France to create HARIBO RICQLES ZAN. There are production sites in Marseilles, Uzès and Wattrelos (near Lille), which supply France and other southern European markets. Hans-Jürgen Riegel, the eldest son of Paul Riegel, has been chairman of the board of HARIBO Ricqles Zan since 1989.
Many books about humanity's uncertain future have appeared regularly over the years. Precursors to Limits to Growth included Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), Harrison Brown 's The Challenge of Man's Future (1956), Rachel Carson 's Silent Spring (1962) and Paul R. Ehrlich 's The Population Bomb (1968).  Some of the notable books published after 1972 include the State of the World reports issued by the Worldwatch Institute (produced annually since 1984); the influential Our Common Future , published by the UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development (1987); Earth in the Balance , written by then-US senator Al Gore (1992); and Earth Odyssey ( ISBN 978-0767900591 ) by journalist Mark Hertsgaard (1999).