Know How, Research13.10.2017 Editor
As the inconsistencies concerning the evaluation of the pesticide glyphosate are having serious repercussions, the Munich Environmental Institute (MEI) filed a disciplinary complaint against the President of the German Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), Prof Dr Dr Andreas Hensel.
Know How, Research03.10.2017 Editor
The “Poison Papers”, a project by The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy, represent over 20,000 rediscovered chemical industry and regulatory agency documents as well as correspondence dating back to the 1920s.
Know How, Research29.09.2017 Editor
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a non-profit foundation, reports a big success. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) gained crucial bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress recently.
Know How, Research18.09.2017 Editor
A new research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere and helps to fight climate change.
Know How, Research30.08.2017 Editor
Mintel market research analysed in a recent report that 21% of the consumers agree that organic foods are worth the extra cost. Nearly 40% purchase half of their grocery organic.
Know How, Research03.08.2017 Editor
The study „True Cost Accounting in Farming and Finance”, commissioned by the Dutch company Eosta, calculated the actual cost of producing food - an undertaking praised by Prince Charles.
Know How, Research28.07.2017 Editor
As the University of Hohenheim reports, the EU Commission has authorised new uses of the natural sweetener stevia. Hitherto only steviol glycoside, not the natural stevia leaves, was approved for use as a calorie-free sweetener in food and beverages.
Know How, Research18.07.2017 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.
Know How, Research14.07.2017 Editor
The leading research institute in organic agriculture, FiBL, inaugurated its new office in Brussels. It builds a bridge between FiBL’s sound scientific knowledge on organic farming and the policy-making processes taking place in Brussels.
Know How, Research12.07.2017 Editor
The AssoBio organic association recently presented Nielsen data on the trend of organic food sales in Italian supermarkets.
Know How, Research11.07.2017 Editor
On 7 and 8 November 2017, the conference "Role of livestock in sustainable agriculture" will take place as a preconference of the Organic World Congress in Dehli, India.
Know How, Research14.06.2017 Editor
The debate yesterday in the European Parliament MEPs say that correspondence has shed doubt on the credibility of a number of Monsanto-sponsored studies. The studies were part of the evidence used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to evaluate the safety of glyphosate.
Know How, Research27.05.2017 Editor
Recently, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences established the new Sino-Swiss Organic Agriculture Research Center (SSOARC) in China. With this new institute, FiBL and IGDB will provide a wide range of services in the field of knowledge transfer and research.
Know How, Research13.03.2017 Editor
The year 2016 yielded an impressive number of research projects of interest to the organic community, with studies coming out highlighting the environmental and health benefits of organic.
Know How, Research03.03.2017 Editor
A recent pilot study on the true cost of food underlines that a conventional economic system does not pay in the long term, as it destroys the natural resources that we need to live. Volkert Engelsman, CEO of Eosta, has called upon the major food companies to question the economic system, with its pursuit of short-term profits, and finally adopt a sustainable approach.
Know How, Research01.03.2017 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.
Know How, Research06.02.2017 Editor
Traditionally IFOAM EU Group is organizing a EU Policy Day at BioFach. There will also be the TP Organics´Science Day and other events by IFOAM.
Know How, Research31.01.2017 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.
Know How, Research19.01.2017 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.
Know How, Research16.01.2017 Editor
“We need to reduce the need for antibiotics in order to reduce their use”, that was one of the statements of Thomas Van Boeckel, author of frequently cited research on antimicrobial consumption in food animals.
Know How, Research13.01.2017 Editor
Twenty years ago, sixty scientists and consultants belonging to the Research Institute of Organic Farming (FiBL) moved into the former School of Agriculture in Frick. Today FiBL and the control company bio.inspecta AG employ 300 people and there is to be further expansion of the facilities in Frick.
Know How, Research12.01.2017 Editor
The London based market researcher Organic Monitor is giving its predictions how the sustainable foods sector will develop in 2017 by categories like organic food, eco-labels, sustainable sourcing, traceability etc.
Know How, Research09.01.2017 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.
Know How, Research05.01.2017 Editor
According to the official statistics published for 2015 more than 1.1 million genetically engineered animals has been used in Germany. Testbiotech demands political initiatives to stop this growing trend in animal suffering.
Know How, Research20.12.2016 Karin Heinze
It's ages since natural cosmetics were available only in wholefood stores. And demand that has been rapidly rising for years has meant that natural cosmetics brands have now been listed by other outlets than drugstores and conventional food retailers. Above all, the online trade has created a lot of space on its virtual shelves for natural cosmetics. Biopinio – mobile market research for the organic sector – has investigated and asked over 1,200 bio-savvy customers about their purchasing habits. The trend: it's not only digital natives who are keen users of the internet – not least as a source of information as well. The biopinio study examines interesting issues around target groups, purchasing channels and people's need for information and advice.