Why the organic community should fall in love with true prices – Interview with Adrian de Groot Ruiz
Other issues, Agriculture20.11.2018 Rebecca Sandbichler
The economist Adrian de Groot Ruiz reveals how he calculates the true prices of our food. Read about the advantages he sees for organic trade - and where he would first look for hidden social and economic costs.
Other issues, Agriculture15.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz
From September 2017 to August 2018, customers bought 7 percent more organic vegetables in Swiss retail outlets than in the same period last year. Sales of fruit and milk increased as well.
Other issues, Agriculture12.11.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Scientists from biotech research institutions in Europe are calling for European genetic engineering legislation to be amended and GM plants to be exempted from its approval regulations. However, their demand encounters resistance.
Other issues, Agriculture08.11.2018 Karin Heinze
On 30th October, IFOAM EU’s event format “IFOAM EU meets business” had a successful premiere. The event aims at bringing together organic companies and companies involved or interested in organic trade.
Other issues, Agriculture31.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos has confirmed the jury's verdict in the Johnson vs. Monsanto case. However, she the assessed the fine as too high and greatly reduced it accordingly.
Other issues, Agriculture29.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Leading representatives of the global agricultural movement have called for a stop to all releases of gene drives.
Other issues, Agriculture24.10.2018 Editor
On 30th October 2018, IFOAM EU, its Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders (IGOP) and food companies will meet in Brussels at „IFOAM EU meets business – bringing the organic food industry together“.
Other issues, Agriculture23.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The detailed provisions of the new EU Organic Regulation in the poultry sector will be more detailed and cover more areas than before. However, organic farms with 30,000 or more laying hens remain possible.
Other issues, Agriculture19.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The US-research agency DARPA is funding a research program that uses insects to release GM-viruses that can alter the genome of crops in the field. Scientists warn that such a system can be used as a biological weapon.
Other issues, Agriculture16.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Food companies Nestlé and Unilever have formed the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) together with five international catering companies.
Other issues, Agriculture15.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Recently, mainly new genetic engineering methods have been discussed. However, genetic engineering companies continue to rely on plants that are resistant to herbicides and insect pests using classical genetic engineering methods.
Other issues, Agriculture11.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Market share, price and distribution channels: The German association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) has published a study on the German organic poultry market.
Other issues, Agriculture10.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The global Fair Trade movement has published a new International Fair Trade Charter. The charter determines the values of Fair Trade and defines a vision for implementing of the UN sustainable development goals.
Other issues, Agriculture09.10.2018 Rebecca Sandbichler
At the 12th European Organic Congress organic stakeholders could have patted themselves on the back with complacency. Instead, the participants discussed fairness, honest prices and the CAP.
Other issues, Agriculture09.10.2018 Editor
The Future Policy Award 2018 will celebrate policies advancing a transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems.
Other issues, Agriculture08.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
What if? A study by the French IDDR Institute shows the positive consequences of an agro-ecological restructuring of European agriculture up to 2050.
Other issues, Agriculture04.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Officially, glyphosate has so far been considered safe for bees. Now, American scientists have shown that glyphosate changes the intestinal flora of bees, making them more susceptible to infections.
Other issues, Agriculture02.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
In 2017, pesticide manufacturers sold 7% more active ingredients than in the previous year. The exact figures were released by the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
Other issues, Agriculture26.09.2018 Editor
According to a survey, 98% of Austrian organic farmers would decide to switch back to organic farming again. Many of them see organic farming as an attitude to life.
Other issues, Agriculture25.09.2018 Editor
In 2016, Satyendra Dwivedi has founded an organic food production company called Elworld Agro. Within only two years, he was able to win over 2000 partners – thanks to his company’s farmer-friendly pricing model.
Other issues, Agriculture21.09.2018 Editor
The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.
Other issues, Agriculture18.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
At its nineth network meeting in Berlin, the European network of GMO-free regions adopted a declaration to “Continue with the precautionary approach to GMOs”.
Other issues, Agriculture11.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Two years after the spectacular insolvency of the agricultural group KTG Agrar, the legal review has now begun. Eight former board members and supervisory board members stand before a German Regional Court.
Other issues, Agriculture05.09.2018 Editor
From 25th - 26th September, the 12th European Organic Congress will place in Vienna. Registration for the congress is still open until 15th September.
Other issues, Agriculture03.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
A new pest is threatening agricultural yields worldwide. Now, some scientists and manufacturers are propagating genetically modified Bt-maize as a solution to the triumphant advance of the pest. Instead, holistic strategies are needed.