International_EN, International_en16.08.2018 Editor
Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science.
International_EN, North America15.08.2018 Editor
A US court in California made a spectacular decision last week. It sentenced Bayer subsidiary Monsanto to a "compensation for pain and suffering" equivalent to EUR 254 million for a dying cancer patient.
International_EN, Latin America08.08.2018 Editor
After the successful approval by the Chilean congress and the initiative of new state president Sebastián Piñera, Chile has now banned plastic bags as the first country in Latin America.
International_EN, Asia25.07.2018 Editor
Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports. As yet, the EU has certified almost 80 national companies producing organic food and beverage goods, among others, TH True Milk, Luong Quoi rice, Betrimex, Vinamit and Vinamilk, ST24 rice.
International_EN, Africa29.05.2018 Leo Frühschütz
"The cocoa sector will only be sustainable when farmers earn a living." This was stated in the Berlin Declaration adopted at the end of the 4th International Cocoa Conference that took place recently in the German capital. The three-day meeting of around 1,500 cocoa industry players focused on the continuing catastrophic living conditions of cocoa producers, particularly in West Africa. We took a closer look on the cocoa industry and on the organic sector.
International_EN, Australia/Japan/Pacific12.04.2018 Editor
Lately, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has proposed a compulsory treatment of seeds from crops like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and rocket with fungicides when they enter Australia to work against the increasing threat posed by seed-borne pathogens. The proposal follows the department’s introduction of mandatory fungicide treatments for some melons earlier this year.
International_EN, Japan06.12.2017 Editor
Organized by the Organic Forum Japan, the Organic Lifestyle Expo (OLE) with the theme “Toward the realization of SDGs for sustainable development and promoting Organic 3.0” was held on 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Tokyo International Forum in central Tokyo.
International_EN, Pacific25.12.2015 Editor
Field trials of genetically modified (GMO) eggplant are now permanently banned in the Philippines, according to a new ruling handed down by the country’s Supreme Court.