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Both rich and poor embrace organic in Maharashtra’s Pune

International_EN, Asia

25.04.2017 Editor

Customers from all walks of life queue up at the farmers’ markets selling organic fresh produce. (Article first published in Pure & Eco India).

 


Safer North American organic products

International_EN, North America

11.04.2017 Editor

In a press release the German-based Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (GfRS) (engl. Resource Protection Ltd) has announced that an IRM-Organic team is going to train Canadian and US-American organic inspectors in risk-oriented organic controls.


Goa Organic

International_EN, International_en

04.04.2017 Editor

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community. Its golden beaches, verdant landscape, and languid pace serve as a befitting backdrop to the many organic and eco friendly enterprises that are being promoted by residents—mostly expats. From organic restaurants to organic textile boutiques, organic groceries and even an organic urban farming initiative, the state has plenty to offer on the organic spectrum. First published in Pure & Eco India,


FiBL trial in Bolivia: comparing cacao in agroforestry and monoculture

International_EN, Latin America

28.03.2017 Editor

Because of the growing demand for cacao the land under cultivation has expanded in tropical forest areas and monoculture has replaced agroforestry systems.


Japan: organic supermarket "Bio c’bon" has opened in Tokyo

International_EN, Japan

21.03.2017 Editor

"Bio c'Bon" is an organic supermarket from France. The first store in central Tokyo opened on the 8th of December. The shop offers fresh foods such as fruit vegetables and meat, mainly domestic organic JAS certified agricultural products, processed foods and beverages, such as wine and cheese, seasonings and confectionery as well as natural/organic non-food products, among them body care, cosmetics and supplies for babies and children are offered. The French chain plans to expand in Japan.


Transport: Followfood wants to offset CO₂

International_EN, Africa

30.12.2016 Editor

From the beginning of 2017  Followfood wants to compensate for CO₂ emissions caused by transporting its goods by planting trees in Uganda. 


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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