World, World21.03.2017 Editor
Every three years IFOAM - Organics International and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) honour the excellent work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA).
World, World21.03.2017 Karin Heinze
Am 18. April werden die Richter des Monsanto Tribunalslöffentlich ihr Gutachten und ihre Empfehlungen in Den Haag verkünden. Es wird dazu einen Live Stream in englisch, französisch, deutsch und spanisch geben.
World, World14.03.2017 Editor
On April 18th, the Monsanto Tribunal judges will publicly present their conclusions and legal recommendations in The Hague. This event will be livestreamed in English, French, German and Spanish.
World, World03.03.2017 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.
World, World23.02.2017 Karin Heinze
Again a record number of visitors and a sharp increase in the number of exhibitors. NürnbergMesse, represented by Petra Wolf and Danila Brunner, was absolutely delighted with the four days of BioFach and Vivaness. Danila Brunner said that in order to provide even better facilities for exhibitors and visitors Halls 4A and 8 as well will be made available next year. On the last day of the fair you could also hear the positive views of many exhibitors expressing positive opinions about the trade fair.
World, World15.02.2017 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.
World, World10.02.2017 Editor
Arla, Bayer, Danone, Nestlé, Unilever and other global corporations announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos their commitment to change the global food system in terms of sustainability and health.
World, World10.02.2017 Editor
The Dublin based Research and Markets has announced in their “Global Organic Personal Care Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025” report that the global growth in the sector continues.
World, World12.01.2017 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.
World, World27.12.2016 Karin Heinze
Not an easy year - politically as well as for the organic industry. Although turnover is still growing political developments as in the UK, in Turkey and the US will all impact on to the organic sector. The worldwide organic movement is working on new ideas and is fighting very hard against GMO and pesticides. Looking back over the organic year, we are summarising important events, market data, developments, trends and reports from Europe and across the world. Please join us for our review! Many more themes are available in our archive and on YouTube and Twitter.
World, World07.12.2016 Editor
The German Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has taken a clear stand against any release of genetically engineered organisms inheriting a 'gene drive'.
World, World06.12.2016 Editor
Gene drive technology poses serious and potentially irreversible threats to biodiversity, as well as national sovereignty, peace, and food security, declare 160 global groups at the COP13 meetings in Cancun, Mexico.
World, World02.12.2016 Editor
Since its release in fall 2015 "Organic 3.0 for Truly Sustainable Farming and Consumption" has received feedback from stakeholders all over the world as a way to further refine and improve the ideas contained in it.
World, World25.11.2016 Editor
The “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” aims to demonstrate that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.
World, World24.11.2016 Editor
The organic community comes to Germany every year and meets at Biofach and Vivaness in Nuremberg. From 15th to 18th February 2017, Germany is to be the country of the year.
World, World23.11.2016 Editor
Regeneration International (RI) and Open Team, in partnership with 17 organizations launched The Regeneration Hub (RHub) at the COP22 Climate Summit.
World, World18.11.2016 Editor
Syngenta is besides Monsanto an example of big chemical companies that pollute environment and try to control the food supply. The Swiss corporation is the largest pesticide producer in the world.
World, World16.11.2016 Editor
Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. The victims are very happy that their voices have been heard, media coverage was positive especially in France and Germany.
World, World11.11.2016 Editor
All the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly's multimedia material is completed now and available on Monsanto Tribunal website: pictures, short interviews and all the videos from the two days of hearings in The Hague, translated into different languages.
World, World08.11.2016 Editor
IFOAM – Organics International is attending the COP22 climate talks to speak out on behalf of the organic food and farming community and to raise awareness of the urgent need to make organic agriculture part of a climate change solution.
World, World05.11.2016 Editor
The documentary, “We feed the world,” already showed the tremendous amount of food that is being wasted worldwide every day. The global weight of food waste is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of "primary product equivalents."
World, World23.10.2016 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.
World, World20.10.2016 Editor
Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal.
World, World20.10.2016 Editor
The Bayer-Monsanto deal has many people worried worldwide. Over 780,000 signatures were submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in order to warn elected officials about the threat that this company merger could pose to worldwide agriculture.
World, World18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly has taken place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October. Our blog gives details of the event.