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.
World, World18.10.2016 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.
World, World13.10.2016 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.
World, World11.10.2016 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.
World, World08.10.2016 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.
World, World16.09.2016 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.
World, World15.09.2016 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.
World, World13.09.2016 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?
World, World09.09.2016 Redaktion
The global natural and organic personal care market is expected to value around $21 million by the end of 2024.
World, World30.08.2016 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.
World, World23.08.2016 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.
World, World20.08.2016 Redaktion
The global market opportunity in canned fruits is expected to rise from $9.45 billion to over $10.82 billion by 2019.
World, World11.08.2016 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.
World, World01.08.2016 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.
World, World29.07.2016 Editor
The European Commission has today taken the decision to register 'People4Soil' European Citizens' Initiative which aims to "recognise soil as a shared heritage that needs EU level protection and develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats."
World, World28.07.2016 Editor
In one year, from June 2015 to June 2016, .bio grew by +50%, reaching 16,000 registrations and expanding to 26 additional countries, now having registrants in a total of 102 countries, explains the IFOAM.
World, World26.07.2016 Karin Heinze
For years there were no official figures available for the organic market in the People's Republic of China, even though this huge country has for a long time been supplying a lot of organic products. According to the data we now have access to, catapulted China into fourth place in the worldwide ranking of organic markets. Karin Heinze has been travelling in China and at BioFach in Shanghai she spoke to the chairman of IFOAM-Asia Zhou Zheijang and Markus Arbenz, the managing director of IFOAM Organics International (Video and Gallery).
World, World22.07.2016 Editor
The organic food and farming movement welcomes the Commission’s proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in key economic sectors such as agriculture by 30% by 2030.
World, World21.07.2016 Editor
In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.