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India: FSSAI issues draft regulations for organic food products

Know How, Know How

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.

EU Pesticide Report available

Know How, Studies

24.07.2017 Editor

This overview report describes the results of a project of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety to evaluate the official controls for pesticide residues in organic production.

Austria: 60% share of organics in gastronomy

Know How, Statistics

19.07.2017 Editor

The Austrian organic association Bio Austria is calling for a 60% share of organics in catering by 2025. The proportion of organic food in the offer of the catering sector is at present about 30 %.

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

Know How, Research

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.

Eco monitoring: everything super except superfoods

Know How, Food Quality

06.07.2017 Editor

For 15 years eco monitoring has been carried out in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg in addition to the annual farm inspections by the organic control agencies. The programme is unique in Germany and Europe as a whole.

Switzerland: Bio Marché – a magnet for the public

Know How, Regional Marketing

03.07.2017 Editor

The Swiss Bio Marché again proved to be a powerful attraction. Around 200 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors turned the little town of Zofingen into the Swiss organic capital for the eighteenth time.

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