Know How, Studies19.10.2017 Editor
A new research study shows that 45% of Europe’s top soil contains glyphosate residues. Glyphosate persists in soils affecting not only soil fertility and crop quality, but also human and environmental health.
Know How, Studies17.10.2017 Editor
The Soil Association’s recent report about GM cotton in India was launched at the Textile Exchange sustainability Conference in Washington DC last week.
Know How, Studies12.10.2017 Editor
For the first time in five years the worldwide food security fell in the UK. That is the result of the sixth annual Global Food Security Index, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Know How, Studies18.09.2017 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, Studies31.07.2017 Editor
‘Powered by People’ is the title of the recently published IFOAM Annual Report 2016. It summarizes general information about the worldwide organic movement and countless actions of IFOAM staff, World Board, ambassadors, volunteers, self-organized-structures, members and like-minded partners.
Know How, Studies24.07.2017 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.
Know How, Studies19.07.2017 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 %.
Know How, Studies05.07.2017 Editor
Accountants Ernst & Young (EY) and sustainability consultant Soil & More have developed a method for small and medium size businesses in the organic industry to calculate these unseen costs with the help of a practical dashboard.
Know How, Studies21.06.2017 Editor
The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission recently published market data for EU Organic Aquaculture.
Know How, Studies29.04.2017 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.
Know How, Studies18.04.2017 Kai Kreuzer
The focus of the fifth Science Day at BioFach in Nuremberg was on the opportunities and possibilities that intensification of research in the organic sector would bring. Taking part were around 50 members of the community engaged in research in organic agriculture and organic food. The major theme at the event was long-term strategies.
Know How, Studies23.03.2017 Redaktion
Two scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada have presented a new meta- analysis of organic agriculture.
Know How, Studies09.03.2017 Editor
According to a new research, foods and beverages offering health benefits, such as free-from and organic , drove sales in 2016 with around 7%.
Know How, Studies17.02.2017 Karin Heinze
For organic farming worldwide, 2015 could go down in its history as a record-breaking year. Also the organic markets in Europe showed a very good performance. Almost all the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. The European organic market increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros, the memberstates of the European Union reached 27.1 billion Euros. At BioFach the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the Agricultural Market Information Company AMI presented the 2015 data of the European organic sector.
Know How, Studies16.02.2017 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.
Know How, Studies15.02.2017 Karin Heinze
The positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth. More farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 179 countries report organic farming activities, as shown in the 2017 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2015). The statistical yearbook is published by FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International and launched at BioFach on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 4.00 to 4.45 pm in Hall Shanghai, NCC East. A summary with many graphics you can find here.
Know How, Studies20.01.2017 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.
Know How, Studies11.01.2017 Editor
The study reviews existing scientific evidence regarding the impact of organic food on human health from an EU perspective, with a focus on public health. The development of environmentally sustainable and healthy food systems is an international priority.
Know How, Studies10.01.2017 Editor
In the Nutrition Report 2017 the opinion polling institute Forsa interviewed, on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, around 1000 people above the age of 14 to investigate their eating and shopping habits.
Know How, Studies09.01.2017 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, Studies04.01.2017 Editor
Over 380 members (90%) of the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) want no change in the regulation of organic foods. That is the result of a survey from December 2016.
Know How, Studies09.12.2016 Editor
Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension the commission will not accelerate the review.
Know How, Studies06.12.2016 Editor
A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones. The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in close cooperation with partners in Kenya.
Know How, Studies23.10.2016 Karin Heinze
The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.
Know How, Studies19.10.2016 Editor
The new consumers, also called the millennials, people who were born between the 1990’s and early 2000’s, are, unlike the generation of their parent’s, very passionated about social causes.