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Saving soils and climate: "4 per 1000" Initiative

World, World

25.11.2016 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.


BioFach 2017: Germany, country of the year

World, World

24.11.2016 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.

 


Regeneration Hub: new platform is launched

World, World

23.11.2016 Editor

Regeneration International (RI) and Open Team, in partnership with 17 organizations launched The Regeneration Hub (RHub) at the COP22 Climate Summit.


The Syngenta Blackbook

World, World

18.11.2016 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.


Successful Tribunal and Peoples Assembly – What’s next?

World, World

16.11.2016 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.


Monsanto Tribunal Multimedia Site is online

World, World

11.11.2016 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.


IFOAM is attending the COP22 climate talks

World, World

08.11.2016 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.


Turning food waste into something productive

World, World

05.11.2016 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."


Tribunal gathers evidence of Monsanto´s ecocide

World, World

23.10.2016 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.


People’s Assembly Verdict: Monsanto guilty of crimes against the planet and humanity

World, World

20.10.2016 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.


Bayer-Monsanto and the Concerned Organizations

World, World

20.10.2016 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.


Ecocide must be punishable

World, World

18.10.2016 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.


André Leu: “We must join ecological forces”

World, World

18.10.2016 Karin Heinze

André Leu is President of IFOAM Organics International. At the People´s Assembly and Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague October 14 - 16, 2016 we asked him about his expectations of the event and the possible perspectives for the future.

 


Monsanto Tribunal starts tomorrow

World, World

13.10.2016 Editor

Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly will take place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October.


Bayer-Monsanto merger about to happen

World, World

11.10.2016 Editor

On 24 September, the board of Monsanto agreed to accept the offer of Bayer to purchase Monsanto for $66 billion pending regulatory approval. The outcome will depend on the European Commission’s decision in Brussels.


Public trial of Monsanto for ecocide

World, World

08.10.2016 Editor

Over 800 organizations from around the world are supporting and participating in this process while over 100 people's assemblies and tribunals are being held across the world.


Donating muesli for refugees in Greece and Italy

World, World

16.09.2016 Editor

Malnutrition and eating the wrong kind of food are sometimes the biggest problems faced by refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran in the reception camps in Greece and Italy.


Jumbo merger: takeover of Monsanto by Bayer

World, World

15.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz

The German chemicals corporation Bayer has announced  the friendly take-over of its US competitor Monsanto. Bayer is paying Monsanto shareholders US$128  per share - a premium of 44 % on the quoted price.


Organic products from abroad: are prices and wages fair ?

World, World

13.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz

The objective is clear: people producing organic goods must earn enough to live on. But do importers in fact pay prices that enable the producers and the workers in the fields and plantations to have a decent standard of living? If the answer is that they often don't, what does that mean for the specialist organic trade?


Natural and Organic Personal Care Market Expected to Grow

World, World

09.09.2016 Redaktion

The global natural and organic personal care market is expected to value around $21 million by the end of 2024.


Organic Soy Protein Market Worth 500.4 Million USD by 2021

World, World

30.08.2016 Redaktion

Because consumers become more and more aware of the advantages of organic soy-milk and the number of lactose-intolerances is growing, the demand for soy-based products is steadily increasing.


Monsanto in court

World, World

23.08.2016 Karin Heinze

Tribunals are set up to deal with serious crimes, to indict people guilty of crimes against humanity and to punish them. In the middle of October the Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague. For three days, this symbolic citizens' court will hear plaintiffs from all over the world present a summary of the offences committed by Monsanto. The aim is to get the criminal offence of ecocide recognised in international law.Taking place in parallel, the People´s Assembly will work on devising strategies and concepts for conserving resources and ensuring a viable future.


Organic Canned Fruits offer Multimillion-Dollar Opportunity

World, World

20.08.2016 Redaktion

The global market opportunity in canned fruits is expected to rise from $9.45 billion to over $10.82 billion by 2019.


Monsanto Tribunal & People’s Assembly

World, World

11.08.2016 Editor

Together, the IFOAM Organics International, Navdanya, Organic Consumers Association, Biovision and many more are organizing The People’s Assembly as well as The Monsanto Tribunal, 14 -16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.


Monsanto Tribunal: Vadana Shiva´s Call to Action

World, World

01.08.2016 Editor

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Dr. Vandana Shiva calls to action and explains the background.


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