International_EN, North America16.05.2017 Redaktion
Nominated by President Trump in December 2016, Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February 2017. One of his first major decisions was to abort the Agency's proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos for use on food crops.
International_EN, North America10.05.2017 Editor
America's Organic Trade Association has just published an article on a show in New York that went beyond organic food.
International_EN, North America03.05.2017 Editor
In an article posted this month by Sustainable Pulse, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN, a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment) said there is new evidence regarding sharply rising herbicide use and risks to pregnant women and children living in the rural Midwest of the US.
International_EN, North America01.05.2017 Editor
An article posted last week by Friends of the Earth explains how FOE and a coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations recently delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA.
International_EN, North America29.04.2017 Editor
In North America the so called-generation of millennials is adopting organic in a big way: on the farm and on the internet, in the kitchen and in the board room.
International_EN, North America11.04.2017 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.
International_EN, North America10.04.2017 Editor
The Organic Trade Association has released data showing that organic products are now used in more than 80% of kitchens in US households.
International_EN, North America05.04.2017 Editor
Has evidence that Roundup causes cancer been suppressed? Collusion on the part of Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
International_EN, North America04.04.2017 Editor
Cornucopia and Star Tribune have drawn attention to organic grain imports, the impact on certified American organic farmers and the possibility of organic fraud.
International_EN, North America03.04.2017 Editor
In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture
International_EN, North America01.03.2017 Editor
According to a TechSci Research report, "United States Organic Tea & Coffee Market the market of organic tea & coffee in the United States is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during 2017-2022.
International_EN, North America28.02.2017 Editor
For the first time in North America, an executive summit will focus on the health and environmental impacts of cleaning products. Organized by Organic Monitor, the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will be hosted in New York City on May 2-3rd.
International_EN, North America16.02.2017 Editor
In the ranking of global organic markets the United States gained a market share of 47% in 2015, according to the survey „World of Organic Agriculture launched by Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International. The data were presented at BioFach in Niuremberg.
International_EN, North America06.02.2017 Editor
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 19 published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register.
International_EN, North America02.02.2017 Editor
US-President Donald Trump has nominated the former Georgia Republican Governor Sonny Perdue for Agriculture Secretary. Stakeholders of the organic industry gave their statement.
International_EN, North America31.01.2017 Editor
GRO Organic Check-off is a proposal for a nationwide research and promotion program for the organic sector. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comments.
International_EN, North America23.01.2017 Editor
With the start of the new political era in America the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced to fight against the expected bad conditions for organic farming, GMO labeling and consumers right to know what is in their food.
International_EN, North America20.01.2017 Editor
GM foods have been on the Canadian market since many years and although government has repeatedly assured consumers of their safety, consumers remain wary.
International_EN, North America19.01.2017 Editor
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has been chosen to receive a competitive grant from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) designed to facilitate the increased use of the agency's programs and services among organic farmers.
International_EN, North America18.01.2017 Editor
Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber suggests obesity, malnutrition and declining soil health are reasons to go organic.
International_EN, North America09.01.2017 Editor
A unique new study published in the scientific journal Nature has used molecular profiles to reveal major differences in composition between a GMO corn and its non-GMO parent.
International_EN, North America06.01.2017 Editor
Some of the major sustainability issues facing the food industry will be tackled at the Sustainable Foods Summit, hosted in San Francisco on 18-20th January. Registration closes next week.
International_EN, North America05.01.2017 Karin Heinze
The organic enterprise Suminter India Organics® runs a fair trade organic cotton project with 5,500 farmers in the state of Gujarat, India. The cotton is the raw material for Satva Atheleisurewear - watch the video interview.
International_EN, North America29.12.2016 Editor
The absence of regulatory approvals has forced the Chinese chemical company ChemChina to extend its takeover offer to the Swiss seed and crop protection company Syngenta once more.
International_EN, North America22.12.2016 Editor
Carrageenan has been removed from the list of approved ingredients in organic foods, the National Organic Standards Board decided recently. The controversial seaweed-derived substance is commonly used as an emulsifier in some food products.