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India: FSSAI issues draft regulations for organic food products

International_EN, Asia

25.07.2017 Editor

Seeking to ensure that organic food products really are organic, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released a draft regulation for organic food.


Ecovia: Latin American Summit tackles food fraud & ethical sourcing

International_EN, Latin America

21.07.2017 Editor

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will focus on food fraud, ethical sourcing, and sustainable ingredients. Organized by Ecovia Intelligence the executive summit will take place in São Paulo on 18-20th September.


EU: vote on importing new GM soya

International_EN, International_en

20.07.2017 Editor

In mid July a vote was taken in Brussels on further approval by the EU of imports of genetically engineered soya beans.


USA: three states restrict the use of Monsanto´s Dicamba

International_EN, North America

18.07.2017 Editor

Farmers from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee have sent almost 600 complaints regarding the misuse of Monsanto herbicide Dicamba to the state authorities. Now the use of the pesticide is restricted.


Pesticide-Free Cotton in Ethiopia

International_EN, Africa

19.06.2017 Editor

Tadesse Amera, Director of PAN Ethiopia, reports that since 2013 they have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton.


Japan: Organic Lifestyle Expo with more space and exhibitors

International_EN, Japan

12.06.2017 Editor

The  second "Organic Lifestyle EXPO" / OLE will be held in Tokyo from July 28 (Friday) to 30 (Sun) at the Tokyo International Forum in central Tokyo, connecting to the contents and themes of OLE 2016.


Australia cautious about EU Agricultural Trade Deal

International_EN, Australia/Japan/Pacific

04.11.2016 Editor

Australia is worried that EU rules and norms might become a hurdle to agricultural negotiations. The European Union is an important trade partner for Australia, since 4.5 percent of their exports go to the old continent.


Philippines Supreme Court rules against GMO

International_EN, Pacific

25.12.2015 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.



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