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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.

Organic distribution in Spain

Spain is one of the main producers of organic food in Europe; about 80 % of its organic production is exported, mainly to Northern European countries.

More organic food at Wal-Mart

The world’s largest retailer has decided to sell more organic food, starting this summer.

Action in Response to the Africa Fertilizer Summit

IFOAM would like to express its deep concern and unease about the upcoming Africa Fertilizer Summit, June 9-13 in Nigeria.

Plus: Advertising Campaign for BioBio

At the end of March, the discounter Plus, that belongs to the Tengelmann group, launched another campaign advertising its own organic brand range BioBio.

Macfrut Provides Incentives for Raising Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

The curtain has fallen on the 23rd edition of Macfrut.

Weikfield wins Superior Taste Award 2006

Organic Golden Mango Tea has been granted by ITQI for excellent quality.

A day of promotion - the organic sector meets “Banca Etica”

Specialised stores all over Italy had a “day of sensitisation” to an alternative economy promoted by “Banca Etica” and Ecor.

New organic shop revolutionizes Moscow´s natural retail

Organic products appear and flare up like stars in the stocks of supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery boutiques, internet stores, and even fitness club bars.

New Zealand: Government to Boost Organic Growers

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton has announced that more than $ 2 million will be provided in this year's budget.

GM trees are being grown secretly in UK

GM production is in a strong public discussion. Now the focus is turning on trees.

First "Russian" transgenic potato approved in Russia as food source

As it turned out last week, Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation issued a Decree.

Wal-Mart gets into organic cotton

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is pushing into organics with a vengeance.

First IFOAM International Conference on Organic WildProduction

60,000,000 hectares managed for organic wild production.

Lidl: Listing of Organic Products Began with Organic Campaign Day

“We started on Thursday 20 April 2006 with a campaign day in preparation for listing 40 organic products to be sold all over the country,” is how Thomas  Oberle, Lidl’s press spokesman, explains the dawning of a new era.

„Organic Marketing Forum“

International Meeting on Processing and Marketing of Organic Food.

First NaturaSì Market in the South of Italy opened in Palermo / Sicily

As NaturaSì reports, the opening of the first selling point of NaturaSì in Southern Italy was in Palermo on March 31 and April 1 2006.

Origin’o: Modernisation Concept For Outdated Wholefood Stores in Belgium

Origin’o started up on 24 March 2006 with three existing shops and a new organic supermarket in Ghent in Belgium.

Organic consumers objects Wal-Marts plans

Organic foods achieved a turnover of 15 billion Dollars in the United States.

„BioBenessere“- The Project Started in Europe

As BioBenessere reports, they presented themselves in Nuremburg and Copenhagen to a broad and qualified audience of authorities, buyers, opinion leaders and journalists.

Organic Tomatoes: Increasing Quality and Taste by Reducing Irrigation

Product quality and taste are important in the marketing of organic produce.

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