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Biological warfare with insects and genetic viruses?

The US-research agency DARPA is funding a research program that uses insects to release GM-viruses that can alter the genome of crops in the field. Scientists warn that such a system can be used as a biological weapon.

Ecovia Intelligence: Sustainability Beauty Award Finalists announced

In a press release, Ecovia Intelligence announced the finalists of the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards, which will be co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe on 6th November.

FiBL: SMART Tool to assess food chains

The run-up to the Swiss referendum on the Fair Food Initiative has shown that people want more sustainability and transparency with regard to the origin and production of food. FiBL has developed the "SMART tool" to make such achievements visible.

The World of Organic Agriculture: More Than 31 Million Hectares Worldwide

IFOAM, FiBL and SOEL present new facts and figures about organic farming at BioFach 2006.

Californian Organic Flower Shop in the Internet

The Kesslers' business, originally called Terra Bella Floral Design, has been around about 3 1/2 years in Chico, California.

International trade in organic produce at home in the Netherlands

As a trading nation the Netherlands plays a prominent role in the international trade in organic produce.

WTO ruling - "No change to de facto European ban on GMOs"

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute panel has concluded in an interim report that the six-year moratorium on the approval of new GMOs for import into the EU...

Dairies Targeting Value-Added Milk Market

Increasing competition and declining profitability in the dairy industry are causing British dairies to target the value-added milk market for growth opportunities.

Poland: Organic Manufacturers Conquer New Markets

There are already a few well known organic manufacturers who produce both for the home market and export.

Organic salmon standard to be debated at Soil Association conference

The Soil Association, in partnership with Aquascot and Waitrose, is hosting a conference on organic salmon farming at the Tolbooth in Stirling on March 23, reports the online magazine Fishupdate.

Hungary is against GMO, new legislation in France

Hungary will extend its ban on growing genetically modified maize, government officials told the press on Thursday, reports the Hungarian News Agency.

Poland: Exemplary Private University Implements Organic Training

“Protecting the environment in Poland is a popular subject that is offered at various universities,” explains Barbara Kowalkowska, who founded the private university in Bromberg (Bydgoszcz).

Bioplastics at the Leading Edge of Change

Renewable Raw Materials Make their Entry in the Plastics Industry.

The Cultivation of GM-Soy Will Be Banned as of January 1, 2007

Taking into account the numerous debates at the European level on the genetically modified organisms it it necessary to clarify the status of GM-soy in Romania.

Organic Agriculture in Poland: Alternative Income Through Extensive Land-use

In the opinion of Polish experts, there is no fear of competition from Poland.

Organic Food in an Elementary School in Verona Sponsored by NaturaSì

With 43 stores, NaturaSì is Italy’s leading company in the distribution of organic products.

Opening of the first organic Café in Prague

The first organic Café called Bio Cafes in Prague has been opened in October 2005.

2006 year of truth for organic in Dutch supermarkets

Thanks to a shrinking food market, in the second quarter of 2005 the Dutch organic food market share grew 0.2 % to a total of 2 %.

New: Tutto Bio 2006 published in Italy

A yearbook with the title “Tutto Bio 2006” was brought out in January by the publisher Egaf.

At last “Everything Organic”: Yardo opens in St. Gallen

The first Yardo “super Biomarkt” (organic supermarket) in Switzerland opened its doors in the centre of St. Gallen on Thursday 26 January 2006.

The Foundation for Organic Agriculture Supported by AIAB

More and more people in Italy are putting fresh or processed foods from organic production on their tables.

Regulating European organic production: Commission’s draft is unacceptable

On January 23rd and 24th 2006, the Agriculture Ministers of the 25 member states reached a decision on the Commission’s new draft for regulation of organic production by the community.

EU implements New Organic Farming Unit

In the beginning of the year there have been some changes in the DG agri, the agricultural administration of the EU.

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