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.
World, World19.07.2016 Editor
With the Summer Special Offer at organic-market.info, you can advertise for more than 8 weeks from 1 August to 30 September for the price of only 6!
World, World14.07.2016 Editor
Navdanya is co-organizing the Monsanto Tribunal and a People’s Assembly for the future of food, the future of the planet from 14th-16th October 2016 at The Hague.
World, World12.07.2016 Editor
Organic specialist Eosta and Nature & More has entered collaboration with a large number of customers to make the true costs of regular fruit and vegetables visible for European consumers.
World, World12.07.2016 Editor
The British voted by a small majority to exit the European Union. That has consequences for the wider economy and for the EU. The wholefood industry has so far shown itself to be not particularly worried. Can that be right? After the British decision to leave the EU companies in other industries set up crisis management teams or at least working groups to assess the impact, but in the wholefood sector most firms are operating the principle of 'business as usual'. In fact, there are many questions to be addressed, and they affect the organic sector too.
World, World08.07.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The food corporation Danone intends to take over the US American manufacturer WhiteWave. Both companies expect the sale to be concluded by the end of the year, provided they have the agreement of the authorities.
World, World05.07.2016 Editor
The Demeter International Members' Assembly was held from 13 to 18 June in Finland. In view of the challenges occurring in our time we need a paradigm shift in agriculture. The Demeter actors from all regions of the world saw in the biodynamic method a holistic model for societal change. Representatives of Demeter and biodynamic associations in 23 countries on five continents gathered to discuss and adopt strategies for taking forward agriculture and the food economy. There was also agreement that new gene technologies like CRISPR-Cas, Cisgenetics and TALEN have to be regulated, since they are technical interventions in cell and genome.
World, World30.06.2016 Editor
The Commission adopted the extension of the current approval of glyphosate for a limited period until the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has concluded its review and gave recommendations on the use of glyphosate.
World, World30.06.2016 Editor
For many years, the prevailing perception has been that organic farming cannot produce the sort of yields needed to provide food for the world’s population, explains The Huffington Post.
World, World29.06.2016 Editor
As the European Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis announced on Tuesday at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Luxembourg the Commission will extend the European approval for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to 18 months.
World, World27.06.2016 Editor
On Friday last week the EU , the appeal committee has about glyphosate tuned: Even after long negotiations, there was no qualified majority. “EU Commission should withdraw authorization”, says the German MEP Martin Häusling.
World, World21.06.2016 Leo Frühschütz
Conventional tropical fruit for German supermarkets is being produced under horrifying ecological and social conditions.This is the picture presented by the development organisation Oxfam in a report dealing with pineapple production in Costa Rica and banana production in Ecuador. Criticism is also directed at the Rainforest Alliance that certified several of the plantations under investigation.
World, World16.06.2016 Editor
The title of the 2015 Annual Report, ‘Into the Future’, reflects the journey that the IFOAM is committed to with Organic 3.0 – The Next Phase of Organic Development.
World, World14.06.2016 Editor
Merger mania has broken out among agrochemical corporations. Chinese ChemChina wants to buy Swiss Syngenta, Dow Chemical and DuPont want to join and Bayer has offered US$62bn for its competitor Monsanto.
World, World11.06.2016 Editor
The revision process of GOTS Version 4.0 has commenced announced the Certifiers Council meeting in February 2016, a first revision draft for GOTS Version 5.0 has now been released to stakeholders for their inputs and comments.
World, World31.05.2016 Editor
In response to Monsanto’s GMO activities, March Against Monsanto’s main peaceful protest of GMOs in the global agricultural industry is an annual march, held in multiple cities globally.
World, World31.05.2016 Kai Kreuzer
Fifteen years ago the now 44-year-old Sahota founded a management consultancy in London. Nobody suspected at that time what the little firm called Organic Monitor would one day become. Now this modest Englishman of Indian descent and his exceptionally dedicated team organize a large number of congresses all over the world. Watch the video interview.